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Japchae Korean Glass Noodles

These sweet and savory Korean noodles are perfect as a main dish or a side dish.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Servings 3
Calories 400 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Thinly sliced pork 100g (Substitute with your choice of meat)
  • Korean glass noodles dangmyeon, 200g
  • Onion 1/2, thinly sliced
  • Carrot 1/2, julienned
  • Chinese leeks 1 small bunch, cut into 3 inch segments (Can be substituted with a few stalks of green onion)
  • Mushrooms 75g, sliced
  • Sesame oil for marinating and cooking
  • Garlic 2 cloves, finely minced

Noodle sauce

  • Soy sauce 2 tbsp
  • Sugar 1.5 tbsp
  • Sesame oil 2 tbsp

Instructions
 

  • *Optional* In a mixing bowl, marinade meat with 1.5 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp sugar, and 2 tsp sesame oil. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, boil the noodles according to the directions on the package
  • Drain the noodles and place them in a large mixing bowl, DO NOT rinse them with water.
  • Using a pair of kitchen scissors, cut the noodles several times in different areas.
  • Pour in about 1 - 2 tbsp of sesame oil with the noodles and toss well to coat. Set aside.
  • In a frying pan, cook the carrots with a bit of sesame oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Cook until softened with a slight crisp, then remove from heat.
  • Continue the above step with the onions and cook until desired doneness, then remove from heat.
  • Continue the above step with the leeks and cook until desired doneness, then remove from heat.
  • Continue the above step with the mushrooms and cook until desired doneness, then remove from heat.
  • Cook the meat until completely cooked through and remove from the pan. If you are using unmarinaded meat, season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the pan over med-high heat and cook the garlic in a bit of sesame oil for about a minute. Add in the (Noodle Sauce) ingredients and cook for another minute.
  • Add in the noodles and stir well to combine. Cook until the noodles take on a light-brown hue from the sauce.
  • Add in the vegetables and mix well to combine, followed the meat. Cook until everything is heated through.
  • Plate, garnish with sliced green onions, and serve immediately.

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