Forget about dining in a nice café or restaurant, what is important right now is the well being of others and of course, yourself. On the day when the movement restricted news was announced, it is hard not to notice the number of people who were panic buying. Not only were they purchasing the unnecessary, but they all took it like it was going to be the end of the world. Some of the common items people went crazy for were Maggi and toilet paper.
It doesn’t matter if you are a great cook or not, this staple food is something so common among many. For those who want to just have a simple meal during this work from home period can actually opt for this latest twist to the dish.
For those who have yet to watch the latest award-winning film, Parasite that portrayed the true happenings of society now. From the film itself, they have created a non-existent Korean food called ram-dom that basically means ramen and udon. But to make things simpler, it is called jjapaguri. To make this normal dish much more interesting, it is combined with two different kinds of instant noodles, Chapaghetti and Neoguri. This noodle dish is essentially known as a peasant dish according to Simon Kim, the owner of the Michelin-starred Korean restaurant Cote.
Based on the film, the ram-don is made up of Hanwoo, a premium cut of Korean beef that is much more expensive than American Wagyu — making it only available to the upper-class citizens.
Here are some simple steps on how to make the dish.
First things first, you would need these ingredients:
1 well-marbled sirloin steak (6 to 8 ounces)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon neutral oil
1 packet instant jajangmyeon noodles, such as Nongshim’s Chapagetti
1 packet instant jjampong noodles, such as Nongshim’s Neoguri
- To begin, simply boil 4 cups of water in a medium pot.
- While waiting for the water to boil, season the steak with salt and paper.
- Heat the oil in a skillet. Once it’s smoking, add in the steak and resume cooking it for 3-5 minutes (both sides) then leave it aside to rest.
- When the water is boiling, add both noodles in and cook it for 4-5 minutes until tender.
- Once that is done, strain the noodles whilst leaving 4-5 tablespoons of the water — then add it back into the pot over low heat.
- Add in the Chapagetti seasoning, half of the Neoguri seasoning and the reserved water.
- Stir until the seasonings are well mixed. Thinly slice the steak and add to the noodles.
- You can now serve the dish.
To perfect this dish, you would have to use the whole packet of Chapagetti and 3/5 of the spicy sauce from the Neoguri. However, this addition of sauce can be adjusted according to one’s own preferences. A fried egg and some cucumber slices can be added as toppings as well.
And just like that, you don’t have to keep eating mediocre instant noodles. If you have not watched Parasite, you should along with your bowl of jjapaguri.
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