Japchae (Korean glass noodle)

Another dish that can be served warm or cold. This time I made a Korean style noodle, as called Japchae. I have made this several time and I find it very easy to make but definitely need time to prepare. It’s also quite feeling, so be careful when you serve yourself a portion…:) Hope you like it and enjoy cooking.


Total Time: 1 hour

Serve: 6 – 8


300 g               potato glass noodle

150 g               beef

1                      carrot, thin sliced (or shredded)

1                      paprika, thin sliced

1                      onion, sliced

150 g               spinach

100 g               shitake mushroom

Vegetable oil


To marinate beef (at least 10 minutes), and shiitake mushroom (5 minutes)

2 tbsp              soy sauce

2 tbsp              mirin (rice wine vinegar)

½ tsp               ground black pepper

½ tsp               sesame oil


For spinach

½  tsp              salt

½ tsp               sesame oil

1 j                    small garlic, crushed


For noodle (mix this in a small bowl)

4 tbsp              soy sauce

1 tbsp              honey

1 tbsp              brown sugar

1 tbsp              sesame oil

a pinch of ground pepper



  • Egg
  • Sesame seeds



  • Prepare all ingredients. Marinate the beef and mushroom, and chop the carrot, paparika, and onion.DSC02522.JPGDSC02523.JPG
  • Cook the glass noodle in the boiling water for about 5-8 minutes (please check the package). Drain and rinse with cold water. Cut with scissors so it’s easy to mix later. Add in the mixed sauce. Set aside.DSC02530.JPGDSC02539.JPGDSC02549.JPGDSC02547.JPG
  • Cook spinach for a minute or two until it’s cooked. Drain and rinse with cold water. Squeeze to reduce the water. Add in salt, sesame oil, and crushed garlic.  Mix it well. Set aside.DSC02527.JPGDSC02532.JPGDSC02536.JPG
  • On a cooking pan, fry white egg and yellow separately, you can use more than 1 egg if you like. Slice them for garnish.
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  • On the same pan, with vegetable oil stir fry the rest of the ingredients with this order (so that you don’t have to wash the pan again for the next cooking): All vegetables together (onion, carrot, paprika), mushroom, and last the beef.DSC02531.JPGDSC02535.JPGDSC02543.JPGDSC02550.JPG
  • Mix all vegetables, beef, and noddle together. Ready to serve. Can be cold or warm.DSC02552.JPGDSC02556.JPG

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