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- Drama: Cool Guys, Hot Ramen (English title) / Flower Boy Ramen Shop (literal title)
- Revised romanization: Ggotminam Ramyeongage
- Hangul: 꽃미남 라면가게
- Director: Jung Jung-Hwa
- Writer: Yoon Nan-Joong
- Network: tvN
- Episodes: 16
- Release Date: October 31 - December 20,2011
- Runtime: Mon & Tue 23:00
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Cha Chi-Soo (Jung Il-Woo) is the only son for a family that owns Korea's largest food conglomerate named Chasung. Chi-Soo comes back from New York without telling his father. He looks for a place that his father would not know about, but it isn't easy to hide from his dad. Chi-Soo hears that one of his friends works a part-time job in the Norangjin area. When he arrives there he is followed by people who works for his father. Chi-Soo rushes into the restroom, but in there is Yang Eun-Bi (Lee Chung-Ah). Eventually, Chi-Soo goes home to talk with his father. He persuades his father not to send him back to America and in return Chi-Soo promises to go back to school.
Yang Eun-Bi (Lee Chung-Ah) is 25-years-old and a senior in college studying physical education. She believes that teaching is the best type of job to have. You don't have to worry about getting fired and it's popular with guys. To become a teacher Yang Eun-Bi studies for the teacher certification examination in the Norangjin area. One day, she stops by to see a fortune teller (Kim Hye-Soo). While getting her fortune read she picks out a card with the fate bell ring and kissing. Meanwhile, she goes to the restroom and suddenly Chi-Soo rushes into the restroom. Eun-Bi hears bells ringing, but she already has a boyfriend who is about to be discharged from the army. They met the day before he joined the army and she has waited for him faithfully for 2 years. Yang Eun-Bi tries not to think about the man she met in the restroom.
On the day of her boyfriend's discharge, Eun-Bi goes to see him, but he has already left. The next day, Eun-Bi goes to school. At the university festival that is occurring that day Eun-Bi sees the guy from the bathroom at the festival. Eun-Bi assumes Chi-Soo is a student at her university. Suddenly, Eun-Bi also sees her boyfriend and one of her schoolmates together. Eun-Bi becomes enraged and throws a water ballon at them. Eun-Bi then walks away and gets into a car which Chi-Soo is in. She pleads with him to drive. After driving away, Chi-Soo parks his car and Eun-Bi begins to cry. Chi-Soo tells her that he doesn't like women crying and lets her get out of his car.
Eun-Bi decides to focus on becoming a teacher and meeting a good guy. On the way to a teaching session at a high school run by food company Chasung, she meets Chi-Soo again. Eun-Bi assumes Chi-Soo works for the company. She then almost falls down in front of a passing car when Chi-Soo saves her. Eun-Bi, believing he might be the good guy in her future, asks Chi-Soo to date her. Then Eun-Bi sees a bunch of guys wearing the same uniform as Chi-Soo and realizes he is a high school student at the same school where she will intern as a teacher ...
- "Cool Guys, Hot Ramen" began filming September 21, 2011. The first day's shooting took place at a cafe around Hongik University.
- "Cool Guys, Hot Ramen" takes over the tvN Monday & Tuesday 23:00 time slot is followed by "Shut Up Flower Boy Band" on January 30, 2012.
- Drama series is the first installment in the tvN "Flower Boy" series. The storylines & characters are unrelated in the respective series, but each series has a "Flower Boy" theme.
- Related titles:
- Cool Guys, Hot Ramen | Ggotminam Ramyeongage (tvN / 2011)
- Shut Up Flower Boy Band | Kkochminambaendeu (tvN / 2012)
- Flower Boys Next Door | Yiutjib Ggotminam (tvN / 2013)
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