An attempt at Jap Chae

Jap Chae is a popular Korean fried-noodle dish. From the times we have tried this dish at restaurants, it is usually fried with beef an various vegetables. Did I mention it’s super delicious?

Here’s my take on this dish… Probably way off from the real thing but still tastes pretty good! This dish uses a potato or ‘glass’ noodles which can be found at any Asian supermarket; they turn clearish when cooked, hence the name.

The recipe for the sauce came from the back of the dried noodle package.

Yield: a giant pot probably enough for 6+ people

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of potato noodles

Sauce:

  • 1 C Soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 C water
  • 200mL sugar
  • 45mL sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 tsp roasted sesame seeds
  • ~2 sirloin steaks, thinly sliced and marinated in korean BBQ sauce

Veggies:

  • 1 Onion
  • 5 C spinach
  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 5 to 6 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 5 dehydrated Asian mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 8 white mushrooms, thinly slice

1)  Cook noodles according to package directions, they should resemble clear glass when done. Set aside.

2)  Wash and prep all veggies.

3)  Start by sauteeing the onion and meat. Add in carrots, mushrooms, cucumber and cook until tender.

4)  Add all sauce ingredients into pot and bring to a boil. Set heat on low once boiling then add in spinach last.

5)  Give everything a stir then add in the noodles and heat thoroughly.

Enjoy!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. That looks amazing. Would love it if you take a moment to link it to Piquant Potluck @ Quickasianrecipes.com :)

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you so much. I’ll be sure to drop by !

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  2. One of my fav dishes :)

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