Japchae, A Korean Stir Fried Glass Noodles


Recipe by 831c2bbed306d52121e560ed50646ca5?s=30&r=gTrish yee
Japchae simply means mixed vegetables in Korean. It is a dish consisting of thick glass vermicelli stir-fried with an assortment of veggetables. It is more than often eaten as a side dish or appetiser. This is another quick and easy Korean recipe which you can easily make them at home!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Marinate Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4 portions
Calories 275 kcal


  • Wok
  • Mixing Bowl


Meat Mix

  • 100 g Boneless Beef/Chicken/Pork sliced
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil


  • 2 qty Egg
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Noodles Mix

  • 200 g Dangmyun Noodles
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Sesame Seeds toasted
  • 2 tsp Sesame oil
  • 2 stalk Spring Onion sliced
  • 1 qty Onion thinly sliced
  • 4-5 pcs Shiitake Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 qty Carrot julienned
  • 1 qty Capsicum strips
  • 1/4 tsp Salt & Black Pepper to season
  • 2 tbsp Oil


  • Marinate the meat mix by combining meat, garlic, black pepper, soy sauce and sesame oil. Cover and let rest in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  • Mix the egg in a mixing bowl and prepare a medium hot non stick frypan with a little oil. Set the eggs then let rest and shred when room temperature.
  • Prepare a large pot of boiling water and put you noodles and cook the noodles (approx 7 minutes) or until cooked and chewy. Strain and set aside.
  • In a hot frypan or wok, saute the onion, carrot, when onions are soft, add in the mushroom, spring onions and capsicums. Cook until carrot is tender. Set aside.
  • In a hot frypan, sear of the meat until cooked.
  • In a mixing bowl assemble the meat, vegetable, shredded eggs and noodles together. Add garlic, soy sauce, sugar, black pepper, sesame oil and sesame seeds.
  • Mix thoroughly and serve.


  • Use only Dangmyun noodles which is a Korean sweet potatoes noodles that is thick and translucent in color
  • For vegetarian option, omit the meat in the recipe 


Calories: 275kcal
Keyword meat, Noodles, stir fry
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