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Japchae (Korean Stir-Fried Noodles)
Japchae. Handmade noodles. A melange of carrots, mushrooms and bell peppers. A throw of baby spinach. A touch of the pungent Gochujang. A generous drizzle of sesame oil. Heavenly !!!
Prep Time
10minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Prep Time
10minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cook the noodles in a large pot of boiling salted water till al dente. Drain from water, rinse thoroughly with cold water. Drizzle 2 tsp of sesame oil, mix well, keep aside.
  2. Blanch the baby spinach in boiling water for 10-15 seconds, immediately dip into iced water.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of sesame oil in a pan, throw in the garlic, fry till light brown. Add the sliced onions, fry till translucent. Now throw in the carrots, add a sprinkle of salt, stir fry for 2-3 minutes over high heat. Add the bell pepper, sauté for a further 2-3 minutes.
  4. Take a small bowl, add the gochujang paste, soy sauce and honey. Give it a good mix.
  5. Take a large mixing bowl. Add the noodles, spinach and vegetables, drizzle in the sauce, give it a hearty mix. (Mix with your hands, I don’t why, it just tastes better !!). Adjust seasonings.
  6. Finish with a generous drizzle of sesame oil, an overload of green onions and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.
  7. A final mix and the Japchae is ready to serve.
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