May 24, 2012

Jap Chae

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Jap  Chae

My love for everything Korean hasn't diminished one bit specially food. One of my favorites is Jap Chae, a noodle dish made with sweet potato and cornstarch glass noodles, vegetables, and strips of beef steak simply seasoned with soy sauce, salt, sugar and roasted sesame seed oil. I have made this noodle dish many many times before and I haven't gotten tired of it. It's so delicious just like Korean dramas, movies, and music too. Smiley

Jap Chae
6 ounces Korean vermicelli
2 tablespoons light olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 pound flank, skirt, or flap steak, sliced into 3 inches long x 1 inch wide strips
1 carrot, julienned
1 cup julienned green bell pepper
¼ cup dried shiitake, soaked in warm water and julienned
¼ cup sliced button mushrooms
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons Korean roasted sesame seed oil
2 cups spinach
  • Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large pan. Add vermicelli and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; set aside. 
  • Heat oil in a large wok, add onions, and cook on medium heat until soft and translucent, about 2 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the steak and stir fry quickly for 1 minute. Add carrots, green bell pepper, and spinach and continue to stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients; stir-fry for a minute then fold in the vermicelli and cook until noodles are heated through. Serve while hot.


Iska said...

I love Korean food, too, and I don't think anyone can say no to that yummy Jap Chae!

Kim, USA said...

I would love to try Korean food. I heard from my friends they really love it.


Unknown said...

i believe it's the sesame oil that gives this dish a different flavor. i love the feel of this photo--al fresco.:p

Mirage said...

oh, I love how you're taking photos out of the house now. I always have problems cooking vermicelli...hope I get it when I cook Jap Chae ;)

wok with ray said...

Jap Chae is something you don't want to miss when in Korean restaurant. Yours is a lot more hearty and more sahog. I love your photo, Oggi. :)

maiylah said...

my youngest and i love noodles! would you believe he thinks togue is also a kind of pancit, and that's why he loves them?! lol. your jap chae looks delicious! you mentioned that it has sweet potatoes, but i don't seem to see any sweet potato in your ingredients (or siguro naduduling lang ako. lol)? i still have to try eating at Korean of these days. :)

appreciate much your sharing over at Food Friday, Ms. Oggi

Oggi said...

Maiylah, the noodle is made with sweet potato starch and corn starch but the dish itself doesn't have sweet potato.

I was introduced to Korean food in the mid-80s and loved it since.:)

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