Japchae: A Korean Stir-Fried Noodle Delight

September 28, 2023

Japchae is a popular Korean stir-fried noodle dish made with sweet potato starch noodles, vegetables, and meat. It is a versatile dish that can be served as a main course, side dish, or appetizer. Japchae is often served on special occasions, such as holidays and festivals, but it is also a popular everyday meal.

Here is a simple recipe for japchae:


  • 1 pound sweet potato starch noodles (dangmyeon)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1/4 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup beef, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Cook the noodles according to the package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add the onion and carrot and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the mushrooms, red bell pepper, and spinach and cook until the vegetables are wilted, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the beef and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked noodles, soy sauce, sesame oil, and black pepper to the skillet and toss to combine.
  6. Serve immediately.

Japchae is a delicious and versatile dish that is easy to make. It is a great option for a weeknight meal or a special occasion. You can also customize the dish to your liking by adding different vegetables or meats.


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