Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Korean Japchae 잡채

One of my fav one dish meal .. and it can be meatless or with meat .. so i like to cook this .. and its filling too!~ ..

1.     1/2 pound dried Korean sweet potato noodles
2.     2 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
3.     1 tablespoon cooking oil
4.     3/4 cup thinly sliced onions
5.     2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
6.     2 cloves garlic, finely minced
7.     3 stalks green onions, cut into 1″ lengths
8.     1/2 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced (I usually use dried Chinese mushrooms)
9.     ½ cup Black Fungus mushroom, thinly sliced
10.  2 tablespoons soy sauce
11.  White pepper powder to taste
12.  Korean Hotbean Paste to taste .. we love it hot and spicy ^_^

1.     Mix sesame oil, soy sauce, hotbean paste, pepper in a bowl.
2.     In a large pot of water to boil. Add in the noodles after water boils and cook the noodles for 5-7mins. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop cooking process.
3.     In a wok, fried the onion in cooking oil till caramelized.
4.     Add in garlic and cook (do not over cook)
5.     Throw in carrot, mushroom and black fungus and fry for approx. 2 mins
6.     Add the cooked noodles into the above and pour in (1) and stir fry till mixed well.
7.     Finally add in the green onion and give is a final stir fry.
Basic Recipe taken from Steamy Kitchen

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