About this recipe:Japchae is a traditional Korean dish, made with sweet potato noodles, slices of tender steak and vegetables stir-fried in a sesame oil-based sauce. It is a delicious and colourful meal.
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Method Prep:30min › Cook:15min › Ready in:45min
Whisk soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and minced garlic in a bowl until sugar has dissolved into sauce.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Cook sweet potato noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 6 to 7 minutes. Rinse noodles under cold water and drain. Transfer noodles to a bowl, add 2 tablespoons sauce; toss to coat.
Mix sliced steak and 1 tablespoon sauce together in a bowl.
Bring a pot of water to the boil. Cook spinach in the boiling water until just wilted, about 1 minute. Drain quickly and transfer spinach to a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process. Squeeze excess water from spinach, place spinach in a large bowl, and season with salt and pepper.
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large pan over medium-high heat; cook onion until fragrant but crisp, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer onion to the bowl with spinach. Heat another 1 teaspoon oil in the same pan. Cook mushrooms in the hot oil until lightly browned but still firm, 1 to 2 minutes; add to onion mixture. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in the same pan. Cook carrot in the hot oil until lightly browned but still crisp, 1 to 2 minutes; add to onion mixture.
Cook and stir beef in the same pan until browned, 1 to 2 minutes; add to onion mixture. Cook and stir noodles in the same pan until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes; add to steak and onion mixture. Add remaining sauce to steak and noodle mixture and toss to coat using your hands.