Delicious and Flavorful Japchae

Delicious and Flavorful Japchae

This dish is irresistible with tasty smell of sesame.
It is easy to handle cellophane bean noodles in this recipe because I rehydrate and fry them at the same time in a frying pan!
The cellophane noodles absorb a lot of flavour.

Ingredients: About 6 servings

Cellophane noodles
100 g
Thinly sliced pork
150 g
Green peppers
1 (small, about 170 g)
Cooked bamboo shoots in brine
120 g
400 ml
Sesame oil
2 tablespoons
To taste
White sesame seeds for finishing
As required
Mixed seasonings
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
4 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Sesame oil
1/2 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
Grated garlic
1 clove
Grated white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
Dashi stock (or Chinese soup stock or Manila clam Dashida
1 teaspoon


1. Thinly the pork and julienne the vegetables. Combine the seasonings.
2. Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan and add the pork and vegetables. Fry quickly. ※ In this photo I used maitake mushrooms instead of green pepper.
3. Add the water, dried harusame bean noodles and mixed seasonings. Loosen, stir and fry over medium heat.
4. When the bean noodles are rehydrated and the excess moisture is absorbed sprinkle with some pepper. Transfer onto a serving dish and garnish with white sesame seeds.

Story Behind this Recipe

I like the Moranbong brand Japchae seasoning so I tried to recreate my own mix following the ingredients list on the back of the package.
It is a little different from the authentic ones but you can still enjoy nice Korean taste with rice.