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Korean Stirfried Noodle- Japchae

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Japchae is a delicious Korean stir fried noodle dish made with tender slivers of marinated beef and an assortment of healthy colorful vegetables all mixed together with a signature chewy sweet potato noodle called dangmyun. This dish is typically served at room temperature as a side, but can also be enjoyed as a main. This recipe is perfect for potlucks... just sayin.
  Sirloin steak 1⁄2 Pound, sliced into 1/4-inch thick strips
  Glass noodles 300 Gram, boiled, rinsed in cold water and strained (Dang myun noodles)
  Spinach 1 Bunch (100 gm), trimmed and cleaned
  Mushrooms 1⁄4 Pound (oyster and crimini mushrooms or use any mushroom you like)
  Canola oil 1 Tablespoon
  White onion 1 Medium, thinly sliced
  Carrot 1 Medium, julienned
  Leek 1 Medium, julienned
  Salt To Taste (To season)
  Sugar To Taste (To season)
  Sake 1 Tablespoon (As required for deglazing)
For the beef marinade
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Sake 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Teaspoon, minced
  Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For the spinach
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For the mushrooms
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
For the noodles
  Soy sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 2 Tablespoon
  Sesame seeds 2 Tablespoon
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon

1. Take a bowl and combine together soy sauce, sugar, sake, minced garlic, sesame oil, pepper and sliced sirloin steak. Combine everything together and set it aside for at least 30 minutes.

2. In a pot of boiling water, add a bunch of organic spinach. Blanch it for one or two minutes until it is wilted. Once done, take it out right away, strain it and squeeze out the excess moisture. Season it with some salt sugar and sesame oil. Toss that until well combined and set it aside.
3. In the pot of boiling water, blanch the mushrooms as well for about 30 seconds. Take them out, strain them, squeeze out the excess moisture and season with some soy, sugar, chopped garlic and sesame oil. Combine well and set aside.
4. Take a wok and heat it up to a high heat with some canola oil. Add the thinly sliced white onions, carrots and leeks. Stir it roughly for about a minute and season with salt and sugar. Set these sauteed vegetables aside.
5. Into the wok add the marinated beef and stir fry it for a few minutes. Once the beef is done set it aside reserving the juices in the wok.
6. Deglaze the wok with a splash of sake. Add the boiled glass noodles to the pan and stir for a couple minutes and let the noodles absorb all the juices form the wok.
7. Remove the noodles from the wok and place them into a large mixing bowl. Season while the noodles is still hot with some soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, sesame seeds and pepper.
8. Let all the ingredients set aside cool down to room temperature and then combine all of them with the noodles well.

9. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Japchae is yet another very famous Korean dish, which is made with the method of stir frying. The main ingredient of this dish is of course various sauces, which makes the dish unforgettable. Check out the recipe video.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 666 Calories from Fat 211

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.9%

Saturated Fat 5 g25.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 26.6 mg8.9%

Sodium 1290 mg53.7%

Total Carbohydrates 96 g31.8%

Dietary Fiber 4.5 g17.9%

Sugars 18 g

Protein 17 g34.6%

Vitamin A 121.2% Vitamin C 35.2%

Calcium 17.6% Iron 26.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Korean Stirfried Noodle- Japchae Recipe Video