How to Make The Famous Jjapaguri (Ram-don) from Movie Parasite?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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Korean film, Parasite has become the talk of the town last month as they took home multiple awards including Best Picture at the Oscars. Since the film's breakout release, the instant noodle dish, Jjapaguri features in the movie is getting highly popular and many have been demanding for the recipes. 

So what's Jjapaguri? It's simply a combination of two different Korean instant noodles, 'Jjapaghetti', the Korean black noodles that served dry and 'Neoguri', the spicy seafood udon noodle in a broth. This cheap instant noodle dish gets upgraded from the movie, which is by adding the expensive and premium quality beef, Hanwoo. So without further ado, let's get started!

Ingredients for Jjapaguri (Ram-don):
  • 1 pack of Jjapagetthi (짜파케티)
  • 1 pack of Neoguri (너구리) 
  • 8 ounces of beef (Hanwoo or sirloin or ribeye steak, etc)
  • A pinch of salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or olive oil
1. Cut the beef into bite sizes pieces and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and ground black pepper. At the same time, start to boil 3 cups of water in a pot on medium-high heat.

2. Heat the pan with a tablespoon of vegetable oil and add the meat. Add the meat and cook all sides till your desired doneness.

3. Once the water boils, add both the noodles and packets of vegetable flakes in the pot. Boil for about 2-3 minutes until the noodles are cooked.

4. Drain the water but leave some to mix it with the powder sauce.

5. Add the whole packet of Jjapaghetti powder sauce and 1/3 packet of Neoguri powder soup sauce and olive oil. Then mix them well with the noodles.
6. Don't forget to add the beef on it and it'll be ready to serve! 

It's easy to make a home! Try to cook the steak version of the popular instant noodle. You can also check out Korean YouTuber, Jisun's Kitchen's video for the jjapaguri's recipe:

*picture source: Jisun's Kitchen

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