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Korean JapChae (Sweet Potato Noodles)

I'm not a great fan of Korean cuisine but lately after savouring some Korean food during my recent vacation, I've sort of developed a liking to their stir-fry noodles, pork bulgogi and Tteokbokki or rice cakes.  I've a vague idea of how this stir-fry Dangmeyon was prepared but after surfing the net, settled for this simple vegetarian stir-fry sweet potato noodles.  My family enjoyed this meal and look forward to more.

Recipe for Korean JapChae   (adapted from 'here' with modification)

  • 350 gm Dangmyeon (sweet potato noodles)
  • 1.1/2  Tbsp sugar
  • 5  Tbsp light soya sauce
  • 1.1/2  Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 carrot cut into strips
  • 1 capsicum - cut into strips
  • 1 onion - sliced
  • 300 gm cabbage, sliced
  • 5 Shitake mushrooms, soaked, stemmed and sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Lightly toasted sesame seeds

  1. Combine sugar, soya sauce, sesame oil, mix well, set aside.
  2. Boil a pot of water, add the noodles, cook for 5 mins. until soft. Drain, cut into half-lengths, set aside.
  3. In a wok, add 2 Tbsp oil, saute the chopped garlic, mushrooms till fragrant, add in the cabbage, stir-fry.  Toss in the carrots and capsicum, stir-fry.  Finally add in the onion slices, mix well and fry till cooked.
  4. Toss in the drained noodles,  and add in the sauce, mix well.  Fine tune to desired taste.
  5. Dish out and serve immediately.

This post is linked to the event  Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of (Bake for  Happy Kids), and
Miu Mui of (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Joyce of  Kitchen Flavours for this theme.



  1. I love stir-fry Dangmeyon too. I think is better than our 'dong fen', more chewy and can also make into salad.

    1. Yes, I agree with you. This Dangmyeon is more chewy and doesn't absorb so much water as 'dong fun'.

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  3. I enjoy Korean Food, especially love all the little pickles and side dishes that was usually served in cute little plates in rather small portions! And the kimchi is always a must for me!
    Your japchae looks delicious, I would love to try some too! I have never attempted to make Korean food at home, have always wanted to.
    Thank you for linking to LTU! Have a great weekend!

    1. At first I thought it's difficult to cook Korean food but since we can find the ingredients in Aeon now, worth giving it a try. My pleasure to link up with LTU!

  4. I think Korean food is very similar to Japanese food:D I should like this very much, looks healthy and refreshing!

    1. Yes, they're more or less similar. I think you'll like this.

  5. Oh Cheah, I forgot to ask you where did you got that pair of spoon and chopsticks? Very pretty!

  6. sounds good! i just bought a packet of these noodles too..quite sometime back, havent cooked it yet. i was also thinking making something like this...and with vinegar..

    1. Actually, you can concoct your own sauce combination and add whatever you fancy. It'll be tasty too!

  7. This looks so yummy & I love eating Dangmyeon. YUMMY! ;)


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