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Japchae 2


  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Korean


Japchae, jabchae or chapchae is a Korean noodle dish made out of dangmyeon (sweet potato starch noodles) cooked with vegetables (carrots, onion, spinach, and mushrooms) and meat which is served hot or cold.


  • 500 g packet sweet potato starch noodles (dangmyeon)
  • 350 g beef, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch spinach or choysum
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced
  • 6 pcs dried shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated and thinly sliced (reserve liquid used for rehydration)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook noodles according to instruction, drain then set it aside.
  2. Season beef slices in salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Blanch your spinach or choysum, and then rinse it with cold running water, set it aside.
  4. Prepare a wok add oil then in high heat stir fry beef pieces for around 2 minutes. Set this aside.
  5. Add garlic in the wok then sauté for 30 seconds.
  6. Add mushrooms then continue to stir fry for 30 seconds.
  7. Add carrot and onions then stir fry for a minute.
  8. Add the cooked noodles and vegetable greens, beef, soy sauce, cayenne, sesame oil, salt, sugar and freshly ground black pepper. Stir fry for 5 minutes, then turn off the heat.
  9. Serve it hot or cold.