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Must-Eat in Korea – Japchae (Stir-fried Glass Noodles)

Korean sweet potato noodles or Tang Mein is a popular noodle that turns translucent when cooked. Popularly known as Korean vermicelli or starch noodles, it is made using sweet potato starch powder and water. The starch is white in colour and extremely light and smooth. Sweet potato noodles are easily found in Asian or Korean grocery stores across Australia


One of the most popular dishes made using Korean sweet potato noodles is Japchae – a stir fry with fresh, crunchy vegetables and strips of beef. Japchae is loaded with veggies hence making the dish extremely colourful. Fresh carrots, mushrooms, spinach, scallions, garlic, strips of beef and sweet potato noodles are tossed together with sesame oil, sesame seeds, soy sauce, salt and black pepper.

The sweet and tangy noodle dish is a popular recipe for family get-together and parties as it is easy to prepare in very little time. This translucent dish is sure to attract a lot of attention on the table and also be a hit among your guests.

Japchae - Stir-fried Glass Noodles

The freshness of the vegetables, the crunch of the sesame seeds, the chewiness of beef and the soft and succulent noodles are ingredients for the perfect Korean stir fry! Toss this dish today and enjoy a great meal with family and friends.

Here’s an easy version of Japchae recipe. It couldn’t be more delicious than this.

Here are some more stir fry recipes for the cold wintry nights.

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