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Korean Japchae Recipe by HowDaily

Recipe for Japchae – Korean mixed glass noodle

One of the most popular and sought after Korean dish, Japchae can really make your day or party. Try this healthy sweet potato noodles with stir fried veggies and the best rib eye, you won't regret it.
Course Main, Side
Cuisine Korean
Keyword Korean mixed noodle, Korean Stir-fried noodle
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinade Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Victoria


  • 7 oz dangmyeon - Korean sweet potato noodle
  • 4 oz rib eye steak or protein of choice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small carrot
  • 6 oz baby spinach
  • 4 oz fresh shiitake mushroom, portabella, seafood or any kind
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 2 oz beansprout
  • 2 scallion
  • 1 Tbsp roasted sesame seed
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 5 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp mirin
  • sesame oil
  • cooking oil
  • salt & ground pepper



  • Crush all garlic.
  • Wash, clean and pat dry rib eye steak.
  • Cut and slice rib eye fillet into thin long strip, sort of like thinner french fry's size.
  • Marinade rib eye strips with 1 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp mirin, 1/2 tsp crushed garlic, 1 tsp sesame oil, a dash of ground pepper. Cover, set aside to marinade for 20 - 30 minutes
  • Wash and let spinach air dry.
  • Wash and let bean sprout air dry too, if using canned version, strain and rinse then let them sit to drip off excess water
  • For carrot, bell pepper, scallion and onion, julienne-cut them into match sticks, about 2-3 inch long.
  • Remove stems from mushroom, slice cap into strips and shred stems.
  • Marinade mushroom with 1 Tbsp soy sauce, 1/2 Tbsp honey, 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil and dash of ground pepper.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil, then add dangmyeon noodle. Boil noodle for 7-10 minutes until desired texture.
  • Strain and rinse noodle to cool down. Let sit to drip off excess water.
  • Marinade noodles with 3 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp sesame oil and dash of ground pepper.
  • Separate egg whites and yolks into separate containers.


  • We will be using only one pan to stir fry each ingredient separately to have maximum control over their texture and color.
  • Place a pan over medium to low heat. Add 1 tsp cooking oil, turn and tilt to fully coat surface.
  • First, fluff the egg whites, mix in a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour egg whites into hot pan, tilt the pan to thin egg whites out.
  • When done with one side, flip over to cook the other (~ 2 minutes). Transfer egg whites to a flat surface (e.g. cutting board) for cooling.
  • Repeat the above steps but using for egg yolks instead.
  • Next is sweet onion and scallion. Add a spoon of oil to hot pan if need. Then add sweet onion and a pinch of salt, saute for 2 minutes then add in scallion.
  • Stir to mix and remove from pan. Do not overcook or you get mushy onion.
  • Add bean sprout and a pinch of salt, stir fry for 2-3 minutes till they're wilt a little. Remove from pan.
  • Repeat above step to stir-fry carrot sticks, just make sure to remove them when they're still crisp.
  • Do the same thing to stir fry bell pepper.
  • Bring pan back to medium heat, 1 tsp oil if need, otherwise just add garlic, brown a little then stir in spinach. Add a dash of sea salt and keep stirring till when they're wilt a little, remove from heat.
  • Strain off liquid, save it to add to mushroom later if desire.
  • Now add 1 tsp oil if need, stir in the marinaded mushroom w/ their sauce and everything. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes until they're fully cook. Transfer to container.
  • Add in the marinaded beef fillet with sauce and all. Keep stirring while cooking to even them out for 2-3 minutes. When they're medium-done, transfer to a container to let them rest and cook themselves.
  • Add 1 Tbsp oil, make sure pan is coated well. Now add the marinaded dangmyeon along with their sauce.
  • Keep stirring until all the sauce was absorbed, and the noodle becomes sort of sticky.
  • Remove from pan and divide into serving bowls.
  • Then divide and add each of the stir-fried ingredients used into sections on top of the noodle.
  • Thinly slice egg whites and yolks and garnish on top.
  • Sprinkle on some roasted sesame seed atop to decorate and serve.
  • To Eat: mix everything in the bowl as you eat them. Enjoy