Sunday, February 7, 2021

AMW Cooks: Japchae


So you all know by now I am not a professional cook or chef!  I just love the idea of cooking healthy adn delicious food for the family and I try to make many types of variations and different types of dishes because I want them to really like eating homecooked meals rather than order out!  

I was recently craving for Japchae and I found my cupboard to have glass noodles (I usually have these types of noodles for soups!)  For some reason my ingredients for Japchae are almost complete - I finally bought fresh spinach and I have mushrooms so I made it a go!

Who would’ve thought I made this dish 2x a week as it won the hearts not only of my husband but also my in-laws?

Here’s how I cook my JapChae.


  • Korean sweet potato starch noodles
  • Pork/Chicken/Beef (I cooked chicken on the side as main dish)
  • 1 carrot
  • Baby Spinach 
  • Bell Peppers
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Sesame Oil
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Soy Sauce
  • Mirin
  • Black Pepper
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 1 large egg to top the dish at the end before serving


1. Cook the meat separately by marinating it with soy sauce and other spices.  Pan fry them on low to medium fire.

2. Boil glass noodles and set aside to cool.

3. Cook each vegetable separately by stir frying them.  As for spinach, blanch them on boiling water and cool with running water.

4. Add the Soy Sauce, Mirin, and the rest of the ingredients on a large pot and pour the noodles .

5. Season with sesame oil and sesame seeds. 

6. Fry egg separately and transfer on top of Japchae noodles after and serve!

That easy!  And you get yummy noodles for the whole family!  Filling, delicious and healthy!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

No comments:

Post a Comment

I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to comment your questions, suggestions and just anything you may want to say! Keep smiling and stay happy!