Japchae (Korean Glass Noodles)

March 11, 2015
Author Notes

Japchae (Korean Glass Noodles) —Oh Sweet Day!

  • Serves 6 to 8
  • 500 grams Korean glass noodles
  • 2 pieces carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 piece onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pieces large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup meat of your choice (I used shredded cooked chicken thigh and sliced BBQ pork belly)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 bunch baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
In This Recipe
  1. Cook Korean glass noodles according to package instructions. Rinse under cold water and drain well. Set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil over high heat in a wok or large skillet, fry eggs until the edges start to curl. Flip it over. Take off heat and slide eggs onto a cutting board. Let cool before slicing it thinly.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Sauté carrots and onions until softened, about 2 minutes. Briefly stir in meat. Transfer to another bowl.
  4. Combine soy sauce, water, salt, sugar, sesame oil and garlic in the same skillet. Heat over medium heat until simmering. Add noodles and spinach. Stir fry until the noodles are glossy, spinach is softened and the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Toss in vegetables and meat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve warm.

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