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Japchae

In the Season 2 finale, AKwan takes back his kitchen this week and is venturing into the world of Korean food. This week, he tries his hand at making japchae. Thanks to Maangchi for the recipe!
Ingredients
  Noodles 1 Pound (starch noodle/ daengmyun)
  Spinach 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  White mushrooms 100 Gram, julienned
  Shitake mushroom 100 Gram, julienned
  Carrot 1 Medium, julienned
  Onion 1 Medium, thinly sliced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Scallion 2 Medium, julienned
  Beef steak meat 1⁄2 Pound, cut into thin strips
  Sesame seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper powder To Taste
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a pot boil water and cook the daengmyun for around 3 minutes. Drain into a colander and retain the boiling water .
2. Blanche the spinach in it for 1 minute. Drain and rinse under cold water few times to stop the cooking process.
3. In a large mixing bowl transfer the noodles and spinach. Set aside.

MAKING
4. In a pan, heat olive oil, stir-fry the carrot till tender. Remove from heat and add to bowl with noodles and spinach.
5. Mix noodles, spinach, and carrot strips with soy sauce and sesame oil.
6. Stir-fry the onion slices and scallion and add to mixing bowl and mix.
7. Mince the garlic cloves and stir-fry with the beef. Add mushrooms halfway through cooking the beef. Put sugar and stir-fry until cooked.
8. Remove the beef and mushrooms and add to mixing bowl with rest of the ingredients.
9. Mix again with some more soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and black pepper powder.

SERVING
10. In a serving plate or bowl, serve the japchae topped with sesame seeds.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Korean
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Stir Fried
Dish: 
Noodle
Ingredient: 
Beef
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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