MANILA – An instant noodle dish has become popular across the globe after it was featured in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite.”
The dish – called “jjapaguri” and was translated as “ramdon” – is a mixture of two types of instant noodles which is topped with premium beef.
Naturally, some restaurants in the Philippines jumped in on the trend and included jjpaguri in their menus – at least, for a limited time.
One of them is Seoul Station Korean Barbecue, which has branches in Bulacan and Valenzuela. Their version uses wagyu cubes and costs P299, good for two persons.
Another Bulacan restaurant, Carinderia ni Ka Enteng, also offers jjapaguri for the same price. But unlike at Seoul Station, theirs is generously topped with sliced beef instead of wagyu cubes.
In Quezon City, Willium’s Korean Carving Kitchen has a jjapaguri set that also includes rice, soup, iced tea, and fried egg topping for two persons. This offering is priced at P349, but those who want to enjoy the noodles with beef steak will have to shell out P599.
Chung Dam in Malate, meanwhile, is giving free jjapaguri (or chapaguri, as mention in their page) for selected orders of prime beef at their restaurant.
For those who are not willing to eat out for instant noodles, chef Edward Bugia has recreated the dish from “Parasite” so others can easily do it at home.
For his recipe, Bugia used sirloin steak. Here’s a look: