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.
I used sukiyaki-style cut sirloin and bok choy (instead of spinach). I also used a thinner kind of glass noodles than the Korean dang nyun, because these were the ingredients I had on hand. I also used a special soy sauce that had mirin in it. I simplified the steps 3 to 6 by sauteeing the ingredients in the wok, in this order: onions, then beef, then as the beef cooked, julienned carrots, then bok choy (which I had blanched, not boiled). I poured all the sauce in Step 1 onto the noodles, and tossed it to coat evenly. I didn't mix in the veggies and beef, but used them instead as topping. It was delicious! And it tasted so much like the Chap Chae at a favorite restaurant. But I am adding dang nyun to my shopping list, because I plan to cook this again soon! - 27 May 2014 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
OMG, wishing I could give this one six stars! It was JUST as I remember from my trip to Korea! I did double the sauce and cook the onions/mushrooms/carrots together, as suggested by others, but otherwise I made it as described. - 09 Feb 2018 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Awesome but I would make more sauce to soak the noodles. Otherwise- yumminess - 09 Jan 2018 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)