Japchae Recipe by drkarenslee

Jap Chae - Korean Noodles Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 141kcal
Author Dr. Karen Lee


  • Korean Cellophane Dang Myun, glass, Sweet Potato Noodles - found in Asian Market or Amazon
  • 1 C green cabbage shredded
  • 1 bunch pinach
  • 1 Med carrot julienned in 2" lengths
  • 1 red or yellow peppers sliced in strips (or both, 1/2 each)
  • 1 Med onion sliced
  • 1/2 C sliced mushrooms I prefer shiitake mushrooms but white mushrooms will be fine too
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 7-8 green onions cut in 3" lengths
  • 2 tbsp+as needed olive oil for pan frying
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce or Tamari or Coconut Aminos
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • a pinch of sesame seeds for topping


  • Soak two large bunches of dried noodles in cold water.
  • While noodles are soaking, boil a large pot of water. When water boils, cook the noodles for about 3-4 minutes. Cook until the noodles are soft but not mushy.
  • Take them out of the pot, and rinse under the COLD running water thoroughly. You should have about 2 Cups of cooked noodles.
  • Drain well and put it in a large bowl. You will add all the ingredients to this bowl so make sure it is large enough to accommodate them.
  • In a large pan, sauté garlic and vegetables, individually, in olive oil. Add them to the large bowl, one vegetable at a time, as you cook them.
  • Season to taste with soy sauce, sesame oil, black pepper, and sesame seeds.
  • Mix well with a serving fork (I use my hands)


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 818mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 10805IU | Vitamin C: 92.5mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 3.2mg