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Jjapaguri / Chapaguri (Jjapaghetti and Neoguri Combined)

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What is Jjapaguri / Chapaguri

Jjapaguri / Chapaguri (짜파구리) is simply a combination of two different Korean instant noodles “Jjapaghetti (짜파게티)” and “Neoguri (너구리)”.

Individually they are quite different noodles. Jjapagehtti is a cut down instant version of Korean black bean noodle and it is served dry (not served in a soup).

On the contrary, Neoguri is an udon noodle dish served in a spicy soup and its distinctive feature is including dried kelp (kombu) in the packet.

So by mixing these two noodles, you make a new hybrid noodle called Jjapaguri / Chapaguri.

Chapaguri served in a white pasta bowl

K-Pop and Jjapaguri

Jjapaguri has been featured in various Korean TV programs and movies in recent years.

  • It was featured on a Korean variety TV program, “Dad, where are we going? (Appa, Eodiga? 아빠, 어디가)”. 
  • It was also featured as G-dragon’s favorite snack food in a TV show called “Thank you” 
  • Most recently, it was featured in a Korean movie – Parasite (2019). The English translation for Jjapaguri was ramdong. 

Jjapaghetti and Neoguri Noodles

What Does Jjapaguri Taste Like

When I first heard about this noodle dish several years ago, I was very clueless about the taste. It just sounded like such an odd combination to me. Though, once I tried it out, I got hooked.

On a first note, it tastes very similar to ordinary Jjapaghetti noodles (savory and slightly sweet). Then it is followed by a spicy kick to each bite. It’s delicious and mildly addictive.

Anyway, the recipe is very simple to follow. So if you are an avid K-Pop fan or just want to try some easy Korean noodles, I encourage you to give it a try!

Ingredients for Jjapaguri, Serves 2

  • Jjapaghetti (Korean instant black noodles)
  • Neoguri (Korean instant spicy seafood udon noodles)
  • 4 cups of water

* 1 cup = 250 ml

Jjapaguri Ingredients
Components of each noodles

How to Make Jjapaguri

1. Boil the water in a pot on medium high heat.

Boiling water

2. Once the water is boiling, add the Jjapaghetti noodles (right in the picture below), Neoguri noodles (left) and dried vegetable flakes from both packets in the pot.

Adding Jjapaghetti and Neoguri noodles with dried vegetable flakes

3. Boil it until the noodles are cooked, about 2-3 mins. During this time, mix the noodles well by lifting and dropping them a couple of times.

Cooking noodles

4. Drain the water but leave about 6 Tbsp worth of water. Then add the whole packet of Jjapaghetti powder soup sauce, 1/3 packet of Neoguri powder soup sauce and olive oil from the Jjapaghetti sauce. Mix them well. (If you want more spiciness, you could increase the amount of Neoguri powder soup sauce.)

Adding powder soup

Mixing noodles with powder soup

5. Serve.

Jjapaguri on a white pasta bowl

 Note

  • Sweet corn & peas in my picture are not included in the packet.
  • Add some thinly sliced sautéd sirloin as a topping if you want to mimic the scene from the Korean movie “Parasite (2019)”.


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Chapaguri served in a white pasta bowl

Jjapaguri / Chapaguri (Jjapaghetti and Neoguri Combined)

Korean Hybrid Instant Noodles - Jjapaguri / Chapaguri Recipe
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: chapaguri, jjapaguri
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 510kcal
Author: Sue | My Korean Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 Jjapaghetti (Korean instant black noodles)
  • 1 Neoguri (Korean instant spicy seafood udon noodles)
  • 4 cups water

Instructions

  • Boil the water in a pot on medium high heat.
  • Once the water is boiling, add the Jjapaghetti noodles, Neoguri noodles and dried vegetable flakes from both packets in the pot.
  • Boil it until the noodles are cooked, about 2-3 mins. During this time, mix the noodles well by lifting and dropping them a couple of times.
  • Drain the water but leave about 6 tbsp worth of water. Then add the whole packet of Jjapaghetti powder soup sauce, 1/3 packet of Neoguri powder soup sauce and olive oil from the Jjapaghetti sauce. Mix them well. (If you want more spiciness, you could increase the amount of Neoguri powder soup sauce.)
  • Serve.

Notes

  • 1 cup = 250 ml
  • Sweet corn & peas in my picture are not included in the packet.
  • Add some thinly sliced sautéd sirloin as a topping if you want to mimic the scene from the Korean movie "Parasite (2019)".
 

Nutrition

Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1507mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3.2mg
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Written by: Sue

Last Updated: October 25, 2019

Hi, I'm Sue and I am the creator of My Korean Kitchen. Thank you for joining me in this delicious culinary journey!

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34 thoughts on “Jjapaguri / Chapaguri (Jjapaghetti and Neoguri Combined)”

  1. Sue, I must try this, simple and interesting. Thanks for sharing! Also enjoyed the comments from your fans. Sylvieann 🙂

  2. I LOVE that cute show with such beautiful children I wish I could give birth some Korean children, they are the most beautiful to me. I also saw the entire “THANK YOU” show as well with Kwon, jiyongshi (G Dragon) preparing Chapaguri. His knife skills really scared me. I just knew that he would cut himself. Everything he made looked really delicious. I wish that I could teach him a few things.

    Since I’m vegan, I tried my hand at making my own version of Kwon, Jiyongshi’s (G Dragon) dish. You can see it here (http://beyondnfinity.dreamhosters.com/2013/04/23/chapadragon-homemade-chajangmyun-wseaweed/) if you like. I love your instructions on how to make this dish. I just made it according to how I viewed him doing it on “THANK YOU” I just LOVE your site!

  3. I am a fan of instant noodles any time when I can’t be bothered to cook. I will have to check if my local Asian grocer has these to give it a try. K-Pop always puts a smile on my face, I just spent 10 days in Asia and got to listen to some new tunes. Mind you I have no idea what they are saying but they area always so stylish.

    • I hope you had a great trip to Asia. I’m a huge fan of instant noodles too when I don’t feel like cooking. Though I try to limit the consumption as it’s not healthy. 🙂 I hope you get to try these noodles!

  4. Woow this is my lucky day 🙂 just found you through just one cookbook. I realy like far east cooking and want to do more of it. I am a fan of K-drama and always gazing at them when they are eating wondering what exactly is this hahaha … kamsamida – I hope I said it correctly.

    • Welcome to My Korean Kitchen, Amira! I’m glad you found me too. It’s always good to meet people who’s interested in Korean culture. Hope to see you more often! I’ll be covering more Korean food featured on a Korean TV show in the future. 🙂

  5. I literally run to my nearest grocery store straight after watching the eps. Hoo eats it very well. This kid is really good for any food advertisement, he made everything he ate looks delicious. Bahh.. Too bad the taste does not suit my pallate. I prefer real jjajangmyun over this. But totally still worth to try.

    • Oh! You tried this food?! I would prefer real jjajangmyun over this too. Though the other day, I made Jjapaguri again but this time I increased Neoguri powder to 1/2 from 1/3 and it was quite good. Still instant noodles can’t compete with real noodles. 😀

  6. My daughter is Korean telenovela fanatic. I mean for real, that’s all she does on her spare time.
    We also eat korean noodles from time to time. In fact we don’t have a favorite brand yet adn sometimes it’s a hit and miss. Im glad you featured some here so I know that they are good
    Love the photos. They jump of my screen really!

    • Thanks Malou! Nongshim brand is the most popular for instant noodles in Korea. Particularly, those two above. I hope you and your daughter enjoy Korean noodles.

    • Me too. I try not to eat instant noodles too often but every now and then I have surge of craving. It must be the chemical in the packet calling on us. 🙂

  7. This would be so comforting now on a rainy and a bit cold morning. I love your presentation and explanation about the products-I will look for it next time i’m in the Asian market. Great post Sue, and very yummy pictures!

  8. I always mix things up too when making ramen or Korean noodles. Sometimes I add so much additional ingredients, the noodles seem to be the side dish. haha… Love this post. I have to try this.

  9. It sounds like a perfect quick warming meal for the rainy weather we are having now. I must check if I can buy Korean instant noodles here (no Korean shop, but the Vietnamese and Japanese shops carry a bit of Korean products). I love noodles and you have reminded me that my number one noodles are Korean sweet potato ones. we love them so much with my husband, I buy two huge packages (1 kilo) every time I see them. You would be shocked to see how I cook them (nothing Korean I’m afraid 😉 ).

    • They are very well known Korean noodles, so your local Asian grocery might carry them. Also I’m very curious to find out what you are making with your sweet potato noodles. 🙂

      • I found this recipe after seeing the movie Parasite. I happened upon an article after talking about the food mentioned in the movie that they called “ramdon” in English, actually jjapaguri! It’s super unique and tasty, thanks for the recipe!

        • Yes, it’s actually jjapaguri, but the translator decided to translate it as ramdon. (I read about it the other day.) Anyway, Ram-don is combined words of ramyeon (Korean ramen) + udon noodles. Glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe. 🙂

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