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Japchae - Korean Stir-fried Noodles

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  Beef 1⁄2 Pound, thinly sliced (use chuck or sirloin)
For the marinade
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Mirin 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), mince
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Onion 1⁄2 Medium, thinly sliced
  Carrot 1 , julienned
  Shitake mushrooms 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), thinly sliced
  Soy sauce 1 Teaspoon (for stir frying the mushrooms)
  Red chili pepper 1 , thinly sliced
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon (for stir frying the mushrooms)
  Spinach 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Korean vermicelli noodles 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), chopped finely
  Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon
  Sesame seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
For the sauce
  Soy sauce 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sesame oil 2 Tablespoon
  White sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Black sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon
For garnish
  Sesame seeds 2 Tablespoon

1. Thinly slice the beef.
2. For the marinade: In a bowl, add soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, mirin and garlic. Stir together.
3. Marinate the beef for 30 minutes.
4. In a smaller bowl, crack the eggs. Add a pinch of salt and whisk it.
5. In a pan, heat oil and drop the whisked egg.
6. Spread it around and make into a thin omelet. Thinly slice it and set aside.
7. Chop the vegetables as instructed.
8. Boil about 6 cups of water and sat it.

9. In a pan, heat oil and drop the sliced onions.
10. Salt and stir fry them and set aside.
11. Next would be the peppers and carrots. Stir fry them separately. Set aside.
12. Stir fry the mushrooms next with a little soy sauce and sugar until they look caramelized.
13. Lastly, stir fry the marinated beef until all the moisture is evaporated.
14. Drop the spinach in the boiling water. Allow it to stand for 10 seconds. Remove immediately into an ice bath.
15. Squeeze the water out from the spinach between the palm of your hands. Set aside in a bowl.
16. Add the minced garlic, sesame oil, sesame seeds and black pepper. Mix it well.
17. In the same water used to blanch the spinach. Drop the noodles and cook as per the directions in the package. Drain them and set aside.
18. In a bowl, add the soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds and black pepper. Stir it.

19. In a large serving bowl, drop the noodles.
20. Add the sauce and mix it in the noodles.
21. Add the stir fried veggies, spinach and beef and mix it in.
22. Plate it and top with thinly sliced omelet.

23. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve right away.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1433 Calories from Fat 358

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g61.6%

Saturated Fat 6.9 g34.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 140.9 mg47%

Sodium 1700.6 mg70.9%

Total Carbohydrates 211 g70.4%

Dietary Fiber 12.4 g49.8%

Sugars 34.1 g

Protein 51 g101.8%

Vitamin A 113.4% Vitamin C 27.3%

Calcium 19% Iron 52.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Japchae - Korean Stir-fried Noodles Recipe