Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Japchae- Tasty treat

Japchae is a popular Korean noodle dish that I love making. The chewy texture of the translucent sweet potato noodles along with the plethora of veggies makes it so colorful and tasty.

The colorful, flavorful and healthy Japchae
The authentic Korean version of the Japchae can be found here. My version is an easy, quick-fix, veggie probably Indianish version of the same :)

The sweet potato noodles takes a bit more time to cook than our regular rice or wheat noodles. I cook it with salt and oil to make the noodles stringy and not mush together. I also wash the cooked and hot noodles in cold water to ensure it does not mush together. Keep it aside. It looks nice and translucent. And tastes a bit chewier than the usual noodles. It gives it an interesting taste.

I like using all the veggies I have in my fridge in this dish :) Mainly, I ensure I have the red and yellow bell peppers, button mushrooms and garlic. I love to use bok choy, broccoli, carrots in it.

I sautee chopped garlic, long strips of the onions, colorful peppers, bok choy and spinach in sesame oil. Then, I add the soy sauce, sugar, salt and a pinch of black pepper and let the veggies take in the flavor of the sauces. Then, I transfer all of this to the noodles. After mixing it well, I let it warm and make sure the noodles absorbs the soy sauce too. Last, I add the toasted sesame seeds as a garnish. Easy to make one dish meal :)

J for Japchae for ABC Wednesday


  1. Would love to taste it sometime!

  2. Looks beautiful. Seems yummy. Let me find first some sweet potato noodles to do the procedure :)

  3. It looks delicious! I love Asian food.
    Have a nice week.
    Wil, ABCW

  4. That looks delicious, I love noodles and particularly with crunchy vegetables and JALAPENO chillies,
    I shall scour our local Asian food store for the sweet potato noodles, next time I'm in town,
    Thank you for sharing this with us,
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  5. That recipe looks so easy and best its veggie :) Need to see where i get these noodles :)

  6. This preparation looks interesting.

  7. Looks delicious and sounds easy to make - such a wonderful combination that is.

  8. never had it. maybe some day...
    ROG, ABC Wednesday

  9. You've been cooking Korean too? Wow!! Great going, Meoww. Nice knowing about sweet potato noodles.

    I just noticed the quote about 'being scared,' Good one!!


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