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Korean Japchae (Glass Noodle) 

Vegetarian Korean Glass Noodles, also known as Japchae, is a delightful dish that features translucent sweet potato starch noodles stir-fried with an array of colorful vegetables. This vegetarian version omits onions and minced garlic, but still captures the essence of traditional Japchae. Julienned bell peppers add a vibrant touch, while spinach brings a pop of green. The dish is further enriched by a savory sauce made with soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and sesame seeds. With its chewy noodles, flavorful vegetables, and delightful blend of seasonings, Vegetarian Korean Glass Noodles offer a delicious and satisfying experience for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.
Korean Glass Noodle


  • Bell peppers (red, yellow, green): 1 each, julienned

  • Spinach: a handful, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • Onion: 300g, julienned (Can be remove)

  • 3 Eggs: beaten

  • Glass noodles (sweet potato starch noodles): 180g


  • Soy sauce: 170g

  • Sugar: 70g

  • Sesame oil: 50g

  • Minced garlic: 4 cloves (Can be remove)

  • Sesame seeds: 30g


  • Soak the glass noodles in hot water until softened according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, sesame oil, minced garlic, soy sauce, and sesame seeds. Mix well to make the sauce.

  • Heat some cooking oil in a pan and sauté the onion until fragrant. Add the julienned bell peppers and continue stir-frying until slightly cooked (about 20 seconds).

  • In a separate flat pan, pour the beaten eggs and spread them evenly. Cook until thin omelette-like sheets are formed. Let them cool and then cut into thin strips.

  • Place the soaked glass noodles in a container and mix them with the prepared sauce using tongs until well coated.

  • In a serving bowl, stack the seasoned glass noodles to form a mound. Arrange the julienned bell peppers, sautéed onions, shredded eggs, and blanched spinach on top of the noodles. The arrangement of vegetables can be done according to personal preference. Finally, sprinkle sesame seeds on top.



Adjust the amount of sugar, sesame oil, and minced garlic according to personal taste.

The combination of red, yellow, and green bell peppers adds visual appeal, but you can use other colours based on availability.

You can increase or decrease the amount of vegetables according to personal preference.

With these steps, you can create a delightful and refined Korean Japchae dish.

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