Chapagetti (Korean: 짜파게티) is a brand of ramyeon produced by Nongshim in South Korea since 1984.[1] Chapagetti is the first instant noodle product to resemble jajangmyeon in South Korea and is the second highest-selling brand of instant noodles in South Korea.[2] Its name is a portmanteau of jajangmyeon (which is also romanized as chajangmyŏn) and spaghetti.[3] In 2012, the sales of Chapagetti reached 159.5 billion won with 88% of market share.[1]

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Product typeInstant noodles
Produced byNongshim (Jajangmyeon)
CountrySouth Korea
WebsiteOfficial website

In popular cultureEdit

In the Academy Award-winning South Korean film Parasite, a dish called Chapaguri (짜파구리) is cooked by one of the characters, which is a mix of Chapagetti and Neoguri.[4] The English version of the film calls this "ram-don", an expression created by the translator, and the footage shows packages labelled in English "ramyeon" and "udon" to highlight to English speakers how the name was created.[5] Nongshim, which manufactures both brands of noodle, published an "official" recipe for Chapaguri on their YouTube channel.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "짜파게티 동생, 면발 굵어졌네" (in Korean). JungAng Ilbo. 2015-04-21. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  2. ^ Kim, Kyung-moo (20 December 2014). "South Korea found the most ramen-eating country". Hankyoreh. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  3. ^ 신성미. "업종별 입사선호 기업 2부 <33>농심, 함께짓는 '사람농사'" (in Korean). DongA Ilbo. Archived from the original on 2017-04-02.
  4. ^ Rochlin, Margy (2019-10-19). "How steak and 'ramdon' illustrate class tensions in Bong Joon Ho's 'Parasite'". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 15 January 2020. Retrieved 2020-01-24.
  5. ^ Lee, Hana (2019-06-19). "'Parasite' subtitle translator: Comedies are a fun challenge". Archived from the original on 8 February 2020. Retrieved 2020-02-08.
  6. ^ "Official CHAPAGURI Recipe (feat. Chapaghetti, Neoguri) (a.k.a Ram-don, jjapaguri)". NongshimPR. Retrieved 2020-02-11.

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