Japchae Recipe


Korean Glass Noodles



Japchae is Korean glass noodle stir-fry made with sweet potato noodles and vegetables. This recipe is vegan or vegetarian adaptable, and gluten-free.

What is Japcahe?

Ingredients you'll need


shiitake mushroom




red pepper

glass noodles

Step 1

Soak noodles

Soak Korean glass noodles in hot water for 15 minutes, then drain and set aside.

Step 2

Season beef

Slice beef (or pork) into thin match sticks and season with soy sauce, sugar, and rice wine; set aside.

Step 3

Japchae sauce

In a mixing bowl, combine all the japchae sauce ingredients and mix well; set aside.

Step 4

Stir-fry vegetables

Stir-fry onion, carrot, pepper with salt until soft. Add sliced mushrooms and continue to stir-fry.

Step 5

Stir-fry beef

Stir-fry the reserved beef until fully cooked. You will see the meat juice coming out from the meat.

Step 6

Combine veggies & beef

Transfer the meat to the large plate with the reserved vegetables, reserving the juice in the pan.

Step 7

Pour sauce to noodles

Add the glass noodles to the meat juice in the pan and coat them well. Pour in the japchae sauce.

Step 8

Cook noodles

Let the noodles cook until soft and the sauce is mostly absorbed into the noodles.

Step 9

Toss japchae

Add the vegetables and meat back to the pan over the noodles. Add sesame seeds, sesame oil and toss all together.

Easy Japchae



6 people

35 minutes



Main dish



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(Korean Glass Noodles)

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