Japchae (Korean Cellophane Noodle Stir-fry)

Japchae (Korean Cellophane Noodle Stir-fry)

This is a Korean-style stir-fry dish with cellophane noodles. After seasoning the meat in the sauce, stir-fry with vegetables.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Thinly sliced beef
100 g
Cellophane noodles
50 g
Carrot (medium)
Shiitake mushrooms (dried are fine)
Green pepper
★ Grated garlic
1 clove
★ Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
★ Sugar
1 tablespoon
★ Sake
1 teaspoon
★ Gochujang
1/2 teaspoon
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Ground white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
to taste


1. Rehydrate the cellophane noodles in hot water (or boil).
2. Chop up the beef and marinate in the ★ ingredients for 15 minutes.
3. Julienne the carrot and green pepper. Thinly slice the shiitake mushrooms.
4. Heat up 2 teaspoons of sesame oil and cook the beef. Once it changes color, add the vegetables and noodles. Season with salt and pepper, then swirl in some sesame oil.
5. Serve on a dish and sprinkle with ground sesame seeds.
6. Gochujang (Recipe ID: 1639252)
7. Buchimgae (Korean Pancake) Sauce (Recipe ID: 669747). You can use this sauce in a variety of other dishes.

Story Behind this Recipe

I recreated a recipe that I saw in a cookbook.