Korean Glass Noodles w Beef & Veggies (japchae)

barbara lentz


Years ago I worked with a little Korean woman who made the best japchae. I loved it so much she would make it for me and bring it to work. It was awesome


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15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 2 tsp
    shaoxing wine
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 tsp
    toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • BEEF

  • 4 oz
    rib steak sliced thinly

  • 4 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    toasted sesame oil
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced

  • 1 c
    shiitake mushrooms stemmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 c
    fresh spinach leaves packed tightly
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 tsp
    toasted sesame oil
  • 1 sprig(s)
    onion diced
  • 1 medium
    carrot julienned
  • 1/2
    red bell pepper sliced
  • 8 oz
    cellophane noodles
  • 1 large
    egg separated
  • 1 Tbsp
    each black sesame seeds and toasted sesame oil

How to Make Korean Glass Noodles w Beef & Veggies (japchae)


  1. Mix the ingredients together for marinade together. Mix in the rib steak and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl mix the sauce ingredients together and set aside.
  3. Take 1 tbsp of sauce and mix it with the mushroom and set aside.
  4. Blanch the spinach in boiling water for 8 seconds. Drain. Rinse in cold water. Season it with salt, garlic, and sesame oil. Set aside.
  5. Cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain. Rinse in cold water. Toss the noodles in the sauce mix.
  6. Add 2 tbsp oil to large skillet or wok. Add the egg white and cook until done. Remove to cutting board. Do the same with the egg yolk. Slice into strips.
  7. Add more oil to pan and saute the onion and cook until translucent. Add the red bell pepper and carrots. Cook 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook 4 minutes. Add the beef and cook 1 minutes. Stir in the noodles and spinach. Cook 2 minutes. Add the black sesame seeds and sesame oil. Garnish with the egg sliced

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About Korean Glass Noodles w Beef & Veggies (japchae)

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Korean

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