A popular korean sweet potato noodle stir fry packed with veggies and meat! This is a simple recipe that would be delicious as an appetizer, side dish or even a main meal!
My favorite part of this dish is the chewy bouncy noodles, abundance of veggies and flavor of sesame oil! To make this dish, all you need to do is prepare the sauce, cook the noodles, sauté the veggies + eggs + meat, then toss it all together. The sesame oil is what makes the dish so I recommend to get authentic sesame oil for the best flavors!
I added in bell peppers, onions and spinach. I would recommend shittake mushrooms too 🙂 Usually, some sliced beef would also be added into this recipe! It wouldn’t change this recipe at all if you decided to add in meat. Just sauté it in a pan and toss it together in the end!
Hope you enjoy if you make this 🙂
I’ve been loving Korean recipe so check out some other recipes I have like my Korean Sweet Beef Bowl and Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew). The blog will only continue growing in my Asian recipes 🙂
Japchae (Korean Sweet Potato Noodles)
- 1 lb sweet potato noodles
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 eggs scrambled
- 1 yellow onion sliced
- 1 red bell pepper sliced
- 1 green bell pepper sliced
- 3/4 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 bunch green onions thinly sliced
- 4-5 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 lb spinach
- 6 tbsp sesame oil
- 10 tbsp soy sauce
- 5 tbsp brown sugar
- Prepare sauce for the ingredients by mixing together sesame oil, olive oil, soy sauce and brown sugar. Leave to side.
- Add 2 eggs into a small bowl and whisk together, leave to side.
- Prepare noodles – bring large pot of water to boil with a bit of oil, then add noodles and cook according to package instructions. Drain when cooked and then transfer back to pot.
- Preheat a large pan to medium heat with sesame oil to scramble 2 eggs, then remove from pan and leave in a small bowl. Add more sesame oil to the pan to cook garlic, yellow onion, bell peppers, carrots and green onions until soft, about 2 minutes. Use a splash of the sauce to cook.
- Add scrambled eggs back into pan, then mix in spinach to wilt. Turn off the heat and transfer to the pot with noodles to toss with the rest of the sauce. Serve with sesame seeds on top! This is best served warm!
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