Japchae Noodles (Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry) Recipe

Japchae Noodles (Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry) Recipe

Japchae Noodles (Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry) Recipe

Cooking Time: 20 min

a bowl of japchair stir fried noodles with colorful vegetables

Japchae (잡채) literally means “mixed vegetables.” But the main ingredient of this classic dish is Korean sweet potato starch noodles (dangmyeon), also known as glass noodles. This dish is a Korean favorite for special occasions and traditional holidays.

Serve it as a first course or side dish or over a bed of rice to make it a main dish.

Ingredients

Main Course

  • 6 ounces, 170 grams Korean potato starch noodles (dangmyeon, 당면)
  • 1 small carrot
  • ½ red pepper
  • ½ green pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • 2-3 shiitake mushrooms
  • 6 ounces, 170 grams fresh spinach
  • Chopped scallions
  • 4 ounces 110 grams lean beef (sirloin or rib eye)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Chung-O Roasted Sprouted Sesame Seeds

Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons Jookjangyeon Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Father’s Hill Whole Grain Syrup
  • 2 Teaspoons oyster sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Chung-O Extra Virgin Sprouted Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablet of Trunas One Tablet Chopped Garlic (or 1 Tablespoon chopped garlic)

You can make the sauce separately and pour over ready noodles, or drizzle in the ingredients directly into the bowl of noodles.

How to Make

 

Bring a pot of water to a boil, and cook the noodles according to the package directions (usually 6 - 7 minutes).

 

Rinse in cold water and drain. Cut the noodles with kitchen shears into 6 -7 inch lengths.

 

Slice beef, carrot, red pepper, green pepper, onion, and mushrooms into similar lengths and ¼ inch thick.

 

Heat pan, add vegetable oil, then start stir-frying first with the sliced beef. Sprinkle a pinch of salt.

 

Then add onions, let them cook a bit before adding the rest of the vegetables.

 

Now add the rest of the vegetables, adding the spinach last.

 

Set aside the cooked vegetables on the side to cool off a bit.

 

Make the sauce and mix with the noodles.

 

Add in meat and vegetables, mix thoroughly.

 

Add a hefty amount of sesame seeds then a small handful of chopped scallions.

 

Move the whole mixture to a large serving bowl, feel free to sprinkle another pinch of sesame seeds and scallions for garnish.

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