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Korean Food: Jjol-myeon (쫄면)

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Today, I will make a popular Korean noodle dish, JjolMyeon (쫄면). The letter “Jjol (쫄)” came from the first letter of the Korean word “쫄깃 쫄깃한,” which means very chewy and elastic. The letter “myeon (면)” means noodle in Korean. If you are familiar with names of Korean foods, you will remember “myeon” from jja-jang-myeon, ra-men, or nang-myeon. So, jjol-myeon is very chewy noodle with a sweet, sour, and spicy sauce along with some fresh vegetables. You can skip the egg if you don’t like hard boiled eggs. Enjoy!
Main ingredients:
  Jjol-myeon noodles 12 Ounce (2 packets)
  Bean sprouts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cucumber 1⁄3 Large, julienned
  Carrot 1⁄2 Large, julienned
  Cabbage 1⁄4 Large, sliced thin
  Egg 1 Medium, hard boiled
  Water 5 Cup (80 tbs) (Water for boiling the Egg, Bean sprouts, Noodles)
Sauce ingredients:
  Red pepper paste 2 Tablespoon
  Vinegar 2 Tablespoon (Brown Rice Vinegar or Apple Vinegar)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Red pepper powder 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
  Minced garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Sesame seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon

1. In a pan or a vessel with boiling water hard boil 1 egg and set aside.
2. Chop all the vegetables as instructed and set aside.
3. Take a sauce pan and add in beans sprouts and pour water just enough to cover the sprouts. Cover and cook the bean sprouts on high heat for 10 minutes. Once boiled, drain and rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process.
2. Take a saucepan with water and bring it to a boil. Add the chewy noodles and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Once cooked, drain the water and rinse it in cold water twice.
3. In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the sauce.

4. On a plate and place the noodles in the center by forming spiral balls with your hands as instructed. Then put a little portion of the cabbage, bean sprouts, carrots and cucumber on it.
5. Pour a couple of spoons of sauce over the noodle and vegetable mix. Add half of the hard boiled egg on the top.

6. Serve the dish warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
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Looking for some authentic noodle dishes from South Korea? Give this one a try. It is a summer gourmet platter! Watch Aeri make JjolMyeon, chewy noodles with a sweet-sour, and spicy sauce mixed with crispy fresh summer vegetables like cabbage, cucumber and bean sprouts. This dish has a medley of flavors and textures that is rather interesting and definitely very delicious! This noodle salad can be served warm or cold and is very light and nutritious, ideal for hot summer days!

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