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Noodle Symphony: A Vibrant Blend of Sweet and Savory Japchae


About the Dish:

Japchae is a popular Korean dish made with glass noodles stir-fried with vegetables and meat. The dish is known for its flavorful combination of ingredients and its beautiful presentation. The glass noodles are made from sweet potato starch, giving them a unique texture and flavor. The vegetables used in Japchae typically include mushrooms, bell peppers, carrots, and spinach, while the meat can be beef, chicken, or pork. Japchae is often served as a side dish or as part of a larger meal.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 500mg
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 5g
Protein 15g


Ingredient Quantity
Glass Noodles 200g
Beef 200g
Mushrooms 100g
Bell Peppers 1
Carrots 1
Spinach 100g
Soy Sauce 2 tablespoons
Sesame Oil 2 tablespoons
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Sesame Seeds 1 tablespoon

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Cook the glass noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • Step 2: Slice the beef into thin strips. Marinate with soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar for 10 minutes.
  • Step 3: Slice the mushrooms, bell peppers, and carrots into thin strips. Blanch the spinach in boiling water for 1 minute, then rinse with cold water and squeeze out the excess moisture.
  • Step 4: Heat a large pan or wok over medium heat. Add the marinated beef and cook until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Step 5: In the same pan, add the mushrooms, bell peppers, and carrots. Stir-fry until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
  • Step 6: Add the cooked glass noodles and spinach to the pan. Stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, until everything is well combined and heated through.
  • Step 7: Serve hot, garnished with sesame seeds.

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