The food is always the best part about watching any Korean film or tv show.

When Chung Sook makes Ram-Don in Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” (which is now on Hulu), I know I wasn’t the only one who didn’t know what it was but wanted to try it ASAP.

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Ram-Don is the combination of two popular instant noodles:

Chapagetti instant jjajjang and Neoguri Spicy Seafood ramyeon. Thus giving it the name “Chapa-Guri”

Two of my favorite foods are jajangmyeon and ramen, so mixing them together and adding steak? Come onn.

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The store was completely wiped clean of the Neoguri noodles, so I went for the Paldo Spicy Seafood instant ramen instead.

I [mostly] followed the steps of my favorite Korean food blogger/YouTuber, Maangchi to make this recipe. You should definitely check out her blog and YouTube channel for the best Korean food #content.

Anyways, let’s make Ram-Don!

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Wanting to make the dish as close to the movie’s version, I bought a 10 oz. organic grass-fed ribeye steak (this one is from Trader Joe’s). The quality of steak they used in the movie isn’t even available in the U.S. sooo this was the best I was going to get.

Also, this definitely shows the social status of the family in the movie… Goodness. The most expensive instant ramen I’ve ever made right here.

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I only used half of the steak, cut it into cubes, seasoned it with sea salt and pepper, and cooked it on the stovetop with a teaspoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.

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Cook until brown, add 1 tablespoon of butter, sauté a few more minutes, then set aside.

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In Maanchi’s recipe, she boiled 3 cups of water for the noodles– I did about 4.

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As the water was continuing to boil, I chopped one stalk of green onion to garnish and prepared some quick side dishes to eat with with Ram-Don.

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No Korean dish is complete without Kimchi and Daikon radish.

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I added both packets of noodles to the boiling water as well as the flakes that come with each one.

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Boil until noodles are soft and stir so all of the flakes are well incorporated.

I like to cook mine until most of the water is absorbed.

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Then I added the jjajjang sauce packet and only half of the spicy mix per Maanchi’s suggestion.

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Mix it upppp.

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Time to add our steak and oil packet.

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Top with the green onions, grab the side dishes, and now the Ram-Don is ready to eat!

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Since it uses two ramen packages, it made enough for me to have two meals.

Perfect for sharing too ❤

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YUM.

Overall thoughts: I wish I added the whole packet of spicy seasoning (ya girl likes spicy), and I think it would be incredible with Korean beef bulgogi instead of normal steak.

Nonetheless, I am still looking forward to the second serving I set aside for tomorrow O.o

Give it a try for yourself and enjoy while you watch Parasite!

 

With love always,

Andrea

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