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Japchae

Try this easy Japchae recipe, a popular Korean dish of sweet potato noodle, stir-fried in sesame oil with vegetables, meat and sweet-savory sauce.| www.foxyfolksy.com

Japchae is a popular Korean dish of sweet potato noodle, stir-fried in sesame oil with vegetables, meat and sweet-savory sauce. What I find unique with this dish and what I like most about it, is the translucent, slippery and elastic-like noodles made from sweet potato.  It is definitely nothing like other noodles. 

The process involve in preparing traditional Japchae means each of the ingredients will have to be stir fried separately then mixed together at the end which could be a lot of work if you ask me. I read that stir-frying the ingredient separately gives them an enhanced individual flavor, that is probably true but of course, if you are as impatient as me you will probably make a shortcut as well. And from the outcome of this dish, I could not really complain. It is as I remembered it from the Korean restaurants I (often) dined in back home. So it is either they are also doing some shortcuts or the difference between the methods are subtle that it can be ignored because it tastes so good anyway. 

Try this easy Japchae recipe, a popular Korean dish of sweet potato noodle, stir-fried in sesame oil with vegetables, meat and sweet-savory sauce.| www.foxyfolksy.com

Beef is commonly used as meat and should be marinated for at least a couple of minutes before cooking.  If you are planning to serve Japchae as a side to Beef Bulgogi, that would be practical because they are somewhat similar (in my opinion), thus, the same marinade for the Bulgogi could be used.  The white and yellow garnishing you see in the pictures is egg: yellow is separated from white, both are scrambled, fried and cut into strips.

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Japchae

Try this easy Japchae recipe, a popular Korean dish of sweet potato noodle, stir-fried in sesame oil with vegetables, meat and sweet-savory sauce.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian,Korean
Servings: 3
Calories: 689kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

NOODLES

BEEF and MARINATE

  • 7 ounces beef - - sliced very thinly
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablesppon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic - - minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

VEGETABLES

  • 2 big mushrooms - (shitake or champignon or wood ear)
  • 1 medium carrot - - julienned
  • 1/2 big red bell pepper - - julienned
  • 1 medium onion - - sliced
  • 2 stalks green onion - - cut into 1 inch length
  • 2 cups fresh spinach

ADDITIONAL

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed
  • 2-3 tablespoon vegetable oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine all ingredients for beef and marinate in a bowl. Mix using spoon or hand and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook the noodles in a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes. Do not overcook. Strain and rinse with cold water. Remove excess water and place in a big bowl. Combine 2 tsp soy sauce, 2 teaspoon sugar and 2 teaspoon sesame oil in a small bowl and mix until sugar is dissolved. Toss this to the noodles and set aside.
  • Heat up the skillet over medium-high. Add the beef (less excess marinating sauce) and stir-fry for a minute. Add the carrots and mushrooms and stir-fry for another minute. Add the onions and bell peppers and cook for another minute. Lastly add the spinach, green onions and the remaining sauce from marinate (if any) and the noodles. Fry for a few minutes until noodles are cooked about 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seed and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Japchae
Amount Per Serving
Calories 689 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 1306mg 54%
Potassium 481mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 76g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 107%
Vitamin C 14.1%
Calcium 10.1%
Iron 16.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Try this easy Japchae recipe, a popular Korean dish of sweet potato noodle, stir-fried in sesame oil with vegetables, meat and sweet-savory sauce.| www.foxyfolksy.com

 

 

 

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