Easy japchae (Korean glass noodles with stir-fried vegetables)

Based on 6 ratings

“Japchae is a classic Korean noodle dish loaded with veggie matchsticks stir-fried in sesame oil. If the noodles are too dry, add more soy sauce or sesame oil by the tsp to get the proper, slippery texture.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
onion
carrot
bell pepper
250 g button mushrooms
scallions
1 clove garlic
10 g ginger
170 g glass noodles
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame seed
sugar
salt
pepper
black sesame seeds (for garnish)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • pot
  • fine sieve
  • bowl
  • frying pan
  • spatula

Nutrition per serving

Cal
296
Protein
6 g
Fat
8 g
Carb
48 g
  • Step 1/4

    • onion
    • carrot
    • bell pepper
    • 250 g button mushrooms
    • scallions
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 10 g ginger
    • knife
    • cutting board

    Peel and thinly slice onion. Peel and julienne carrot. Core bell pepper and cut into matchsticks. Stem mushrooms, brush off any dirt, and thinly slice. Thinly slice scallions at an angle. Mince garlic and ginger.

  • Step 2/4

    • 170 g glass noodles
    • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • sugar
    • pot
    • fine sieve
    • bowl

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold running water until the noodles are cool all the way through. Drain thoroughly, then add to a bowl with half the sesame oil, half the soy sauce, and a pinch of sugar. Toss together with clean hands then set aside.

  • Step 3/4

    • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
    • salt
    • frying pan
    • spatula

    In a frying pan over medium heat, add remaining sesame oil. Add onion, carrot, bell pepper, mushrooms, ginger, and garlic. Season with a pinch of salt and let cook until vegetables are tender but still have a little crunch, approx. 8 min.

  • Step 4/4

    • 1 tbsp sesame seed
    • salt
    • pepper
    • sugar
    • black sesame seeds (for garnish)

    Add vegetables to the bowl with the noodles. Add remaining soy sauce, sesame seeds, and some scallions, then toss very well with clean hands and season with salt, pepper, and sugar to taste. Use scissors to cut the noodles so it will mix better and be easier to eat. Garnish with remaining scallions and a sprinkle of black sesame seeds before serving. Enjoy!