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Ramdon (Chapaguri) with Steak

Ramdon (Chapaguri) is the Korean instant noodle dish (with steak!) from Parasite that's easy, fast, and deliciously indulgent.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: Chapaguri, Ramdon
Servings: 2
Author: The Subversive Table | Lis Lam


  • Cast iron skillet
  • Medium saucepan (or Large stock pot)


  • 1 package Chapagetti (Korean instant noodle)
  • 1 package Neoguri (Korean instant noodle)
  • 1 8 oz steak (nicely marbled)


  • Heat up a cast iron pan to medium high heat. While the pan heats up, chop the steak in 1 1/2 inch cubes. Generously salt and pepper the steak cubes.
  • When the pan is hot, add 1 tsp neutral cooking oil (I used grapeseed oil). Add cubed steak and do not disturb until nicely browned on one side, about 2 minutes. Flip to the other side and finish cooking to your preference. (I think medium tastes best for this recipe.) Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Bring 3 cups of water to a roiling boil. Place both the dried noodles and the dried vegetable packets into the boiling water.
  • After partially cooking the noodles (about 2 minutes), drain the noodles and add back to the pot. Make sure to reserve 1/2 cup starchy water in a cup and set aside.
  • Add 1 packet of the Chapagetti soup base and 1/2 packet of the Neoguri soup base (you can add more if you like things spicy).
  • Keeping the heat on medium-low, add 1/2 cup reserved starchy water and mix noodles with tongs until the sauce is glossy and thick, about 1-2 minutes. Add water in 1-2 Tbsp increments if the noodles start looking too dry.
  • Turn off heat and add beef. Mix some more. Drizzle oil packet from Chapagetti package.
  • Transfer to serving bowls, dividing noodles and beef equally. Eat immediately.


*1 I used ribeye steak but any nicely marbled steak will do.