Korean Glass Noodles (Japchae)

Korean Glass Noodles (Japchae)

Japchae is a Korean noodle dish that can be served hot or cold. Made with rice cellophane noodles and typically served with finely chopped vegetables and soy sauce, and garnished with sesame seeds and chilies, this is surely a treat anytime of year.

Korean Glass Noodles (Japchae)Korean Glass Noodles (Japchae)
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Cuisine: Korean
Published on November 7, 2010

Simple savory Korean rice noodles served with mushrooms, spinach and carrots and seasoned with soy sauce

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes

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  • 1/2 lb (225 g) thin Korean rice cellophane oodles
  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 green onions, green and white parts, chopped
  • 2 carrots, cut into thin strips
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1/2 lb (225 g) cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 oz (14 g) dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked for 20 minutes and drained
  • 2 green chilies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 lb (225 g) spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (soy) sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • Boil the noodles for 7 minutes or according to package instructions. Drain and toss with 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil. Chop up the noodles with a knife and set aside.

  • Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in a wok over medium heat. When hot, add the onion, white parts of the green onions, and carrots, and stir for 10 minutes. Add the garlic, mushrooms and chilies, and cook for another few minutes. Toss in the spinach, tamari and noodles and simmer for another few minutes or until the vegetables are cooked to your preference. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.

Makes 2 to 4 servings

Korean Glass Noodles (Japchae)

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Roxan said...

Great job with the japchae. it's one of my favorite favorite dishes! It actually tastes better after it's a day or two old, in my opinion. MMM. I think i need to make another batch of that soon.

Andhra Style Recipes said...

I m looking this recipe 1st time I want to try.
Thanks for share.

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Johanna GGG said...

looks lovely - have never had it but would love to - have made a quinoa soup so must remember to post it - I know what you mean about time getting away from you

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious noodles

Anonymous said...

now that looks interesting

Alessandra said...

I remember eating these in Japan, they are delicious.

I am not quite sure what the cremini mushrooms are....can you please tell me?


Lisa Turner said...

Cremini mushrooms are related to white mushrooms but much more flavorful. They are small versions of portobellos.

eatme_delicious said...

Yum! I recently tried japchae for the first time and would love to try making it at home!

Elsie Hui said...

YUM! I love eating glass noodles! Thanks for the great recipe! I think I'll have to try making this one day! :)