JapChae

Last 3 years, I got introduced to Korean cuisine.  Mainly its because I watched a lot of Korean TV drama that promotes Korean’s food. It’s really tempting. Very colorful and it look healthy to me. Seeing people having a hot pot of stew and a bottle of cold beer in the cold weather just makes me drool. I love stew! I love steamboat! I love food that we can share with a group of friends. Makes the dinner more cozy and warm. Filled with laughter and good food. What more can we ask in life?

I did some research about Korean cuisine since then, and it seems that they have good, delicious and healthy food. For example Jap Chae, is a Korean dish made dangmyeon, with various of vegetables (typically thinly-sliced carrots, onion, spinach, and mushrooms), sometimes served with beef, and flavored with soy sauce, sesame oil and sweetened with sugar. It may be served either hot or cold. Thanks to Maangchi for the wonderful Korean recipes! Now I able to cook it! So I cooked it, I tasted it and I love it!

JapChae

Ingredient

  • 150gm Beef Fillet – thin strips
  • Starch Noodles ( Dangmyeon )
  • 1 bunch of Spinach
  • 1 medium Carrot ( Julienne )
  • 1 medium Onion ( Slice Thinly )
  • 5 Dried Shiitake – ( Soak 5 dried shitake mushrooms in warm water for a few hours until they become soft. Squeeze the water out of them and slice thinly. )
  • 3 cloves of Garlic ( Chopped )
  • Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce, Sugar, Pepper, and Toasted Sesame Seeds.

 Method

  1. Boil 2 bunches of noodles in boiling water in a big pot for about 3 minutes. When the noodles are soft, drain them and put in a large bowl.
  2. Cut the noodles several times by using scissors and add 1 tbs of soy sauce and 1 tbs of sesame oil. Mix it up and set aside.
  3. In the boiling water, add a bunch of spinach and stir it gently for 1 minute. Then take it out and rinse it in cold water 3 times. Remove any grit or dead leaves thoroughly while rinsing. Squeeze it gently to get the water out, then cut it into 5 cm pieces.
  4. Add ½ tbs soy sauce and ½ tbs sesame oil and mix it and place it onto the large bowl.
  5. On a heated pan, put a few drops of oil and your carrot strips and stir it for 30 seconds. Put it into the large bow.
  6. Place a few drops of oil on the pan and add your sliced onion. Stir it until the onion looks translucent. Put it into the large bowl with your carrots.
  7. Place a few drops of oil on the pan and add your beef strips and your sliced shitake mushrooms. Stir it until it’s cooked well, then add 3 cloves of minced garlic, ½ tbs soy sauce and ½ tbs sugar. Stir for another 30 seconds and then put it into the large bowl.
  8. Add 2 tbs of soy sauce, 1 tbs of sugar, 2 tbs of sesame oil, and 1 ts of ground pepper to the large bowl. Mix all ingredients, then sprinkle 1 tbs of toasted sesame seeds on the top.

Enjoy it to the max!