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[Recipe] The Easiest Korean-Style Glass Noodles You Need to Try!

I am excited to introduce you to Claire Ruiz, the founder of Sumochef.com. She is a third generation chef and mom of 2 boys. I am thrilled that Claire has provided a mouth-watering recipe to share with all of you. Enjoy the guest post. 

Korea has always been part of my heart. Ever since my last visit there, I have been experimenting with all the unique Korean dishes, including kimchi and their spicy soups! But the first dish I have tried out was their Japchae, which is a Korea-style glass noodles dish. So read on as I show you the easiest and yummy Korea dish to try out.

The Easiest Korean-Style Glass Noodles You Need to Try!

I am in love with exploring new cuisines, and Korean is no exception. If you’re into Korean food, then you’ll want to try Japchae! This delicious dish has the chewy, delicious texture and flavor that you’ll want to continue eating as a main course or side dish. It’s simple to make, appealing to look at, and it puts the twist to your usual meals. Plus, the new flavors and taste will have you want to explore more of the Korean cuisine, from the gochugaru spices down to delicious and hot kimchi!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This recipe is good for three to four people.

Beef and Marinade Ingredients:

    • 200 grams of beef
    • Two tablespoons of soy sauce
    • One tablespoon of sesame oil
    • One tablespoon of garlic, minced

Vegetable Ingredients:

      • Half a pound of sweet potato glass noodles
      • Two bell peppers
      • One bunch of spinach
      • 100 grams of shiitake mushrooms
      • One onion
      • One medium carrot
      • One green onion
      • One tablespoon of roasted sesame seeds

Seasoning Ingredients:

      • One tablespoon of sugar
      • Three to four tablespoons of soy sauce
      • One tablespoon of sesame oil

Steps to Follow:

  1. Slice the beef into thin strips. Marinade it with a mix of the minced garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Mix it well and allow it to set for half an hour in the fridge for the beef to absorb the seasoning. While you wait for it to marinade, prepare the noodles and vegetables.
  2. Cook the glass noodles according to the package’s instructions. Bring water to a boil and put all the noodles in, allowing it to cook for about five to seven minutes. Drain the noodles and wash it with cold water, draining it completely. Put the noodles in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Wash the spinach and parboil it for a few seconds. Wash it with cold water and squeeze out all the remaining water. Then slice it into small parts, seasoning it with salt, sesame oil, and sesame seeds. Add it to the noodle bowl.
  4. Mix all the ingredients. Season the whole noodles with sugar, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Mix everything thoroughly, but not too much as it may break the vegetables.
  5. Once everything is mixed together, sprinkle a few roasted sesame seeds on top and serve!
  6. Now it’s time to cook the beef! On high heat, put the bed in and sear each side, cooking until all strips of beef aren’t pink anymore. Avoid overcooking the beef to prevent it from becoming chewy and too tough to eat. Once the beef is cooking, add it to the bowl of noodles.
  7. Slice all the vegetables (bell peppers, onion, carrot, green onion, and mushrooms) into thin strips. Stir-fry them all separately, adding them into the bowl of noodles. While you can cook them all at the same time, I recommend doing it separately to achieve the ultimate taste and colors, as each ingredient has a particular cooking time.

In Conclusion

And there you have it! A delicious Korea-style glass noodles recipe that gives you a unique twist to the usual. It’s suitable for just about anything, for picnics, potlucks, or family occasions for your loved ones of any age to enjoy. Simple and delicious, no one will resist.

I hope that this recipe on Korea-style glass noodles gave you an idea on what to try out for your next lunch or dinner. So don’t wait any longer and try this recipe out today! And hey, you might want to try an easy and delicious dessert like crepes out of pancake batter (it’s possible!) to follow right after.

Pictures by SumoChef : Glass noodle dish

If you’ve got any questions or tips to share about making Korea-style glass noodles, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think.

Author bio:

Claire Ruiz; Founder of Sumochef

Claire is the founder of SumoChef, and her passion is cooking. Her unique approach to cooking is the result of her varied experience and travel abroad. She believes that food is what actually unites people and the dining table is where we set aside our differences. SumoChef is where she finds expression to her passion and she hope be able to contribute to your cooking experience through this. Be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

 

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