For for thought: Japchae (Korean Dish)

Japchae is Glass Noodles with Stir Fried Vegetables. Glass noodles are made from sweet potato starch. I made this Korean dish today and it’s really delicious. Everyone enjoyed it. It’s very easy to make and yet very filling.


  • 300 g glass noodles
  • 200 g sirloin beef thinly sliced
  • 6 pcs white mushrooms cut
  • 6 pcs shitake mushrooms cut into strips
  • 1/2 red bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 2 stalks green onions cut about 3 inches long
  • 1 pc carrot cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 ground black pepper


  • Marinate the beef 30 min to an hour before with 1 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tbsp brown sugar, salt and black pepper
  • In a boiling water, boil the glass noodles for about 7 minutes, drain and wash with cold water to avoid getting overcooked and set aside
  • In a non stick pan, add 2 tbsp vegetable oil, minced garlic, minced ginger, beef and shitake mushroom, stir and cook for about 6 min or until beef is brown
  • Add carrots and cook for about 2 min
  • Add mushrooms, red pepper, green onions and spinach and cook for another 2 min
  • Add the remaining sesame oil, soy sauce and brown sugar and set aside
  • In a big serving dish combine the beef with vegetables and the glass noodles and top with roasted sesame seeds
  • Serve while warm and enjoy

Published by Amazing Grace

Hi there, my name is Grace M Dy and I always called myself as “Dy Amazing Grace”. I am a blessed with two children David and Charmaine. I live to laugh, love, travel and cook and bake sometimes. I love the nature especially the oceans and the smell of the rainforest. I travel a lot with my daughter and would like to share the places that we’ve been. I do cook and bake not as a professional one but just as a simple mom and I would like to share them with you all.

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