Transform Japchae into Chijimi

Transform Japchae into Chijimi

If you have any leftover japchae (or stir-fried cellophane noodles), try making this delicious flavor-filled chijimi.
Just mix and fry! Perfect for snacking.

Ingredients: Two 20 cm diameter cakes

Japchae or stir-fried cellophane noodles
200 g
For the batter:
● Water
100 ml
● Cake flour
5 tablespoons
● Katakuriko
1 tablespoon
● Bonito flakes
1 packet ( 3 g)
● Toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
● Black pepper
to taste


1. If the japchae has cooled into a clump, lightly microwave it to loosen up the noodles. Cut the noodles into 1-2 cm lengths. I recommend using scissors to avoid dirtying your cutting board.
2. Combine the ● ingredients in a bowl, then mix in the japchae from Step 1. Pour a generous amount of sesame oil into a frying pan, then spread the mixture out into a very thin pancake. Fry both sides until golden brown, then serve.
3. It tastes good as-is, but I recommend serving it with mayonnaise if you're using japchae leftovers If you're using stir-fried cellophane noodle leftovers, since flavorings vary, use your choice of sauce.
4. This is the recipe I used for making japchae (Recipe ID: 1740854). Even without meat, this japchae is delicious.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had some leftovers from the japchae I made the previous night but I'm not in the mood for it now.
When I have leftover stir-fried cellophane noodles, I make spring rolls, but I wasn't in the mood for deep-frying.
So, I came up with this It's a lazy person's recipe, but it's delicious.