Japchae is a Korean dish made with stir-fried glass noodles, vegetables, and meat. The noodles are typically made from sweet potato starch and are called dangmyeon in Korean.
Japchae (Stir-fried glass noodles)
The dish is often served as a side or appetizer, and is known for its sweet and savory flavor. It is also often served at Korean celebrations and festivals.
200g glass noodles (sweet potato noodles)
Handful of spinach
1 green onion
2 hot green chili
Oyster Mushroom, enoki mushroom
3 tbsp of sugar
3 tbsp of soy sauce
3 tbsp of water
Perilla or sesame oil
- Soak the noodles in water. (20-30 minutes);
- Prepare vegetables for Japchae.
- Blanch the spinach lightly and season with salt and perilla oil.
- Lightly fry the sliced carrots, onions, green onions, hot green chili, and shredded mushrooms.
- Boil the noodles for 8 minutes and drain the water. (Don’t rinse in cold water, let it sit.)
- Boil 3 tablespoons each of soy sauce, sugar, and water to make a sweet and salty sauce.
- Pour the glass noodles into the sauce and mix, then add perilla oil and all the prepared vegetables and mix.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds.