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)
Subbed chicken for beef, used veggies I had on hand (onion, bell pepper, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage, spinach, carrots) and topped with pickled ginger...Also decreased the sugar by 1 tbsp...delicious and better than take-out! - 03 Mar 2019 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made this last night, and my 15 year old daughter said "It is the bomb. It's the best meal you've ever made." - 28 Aug 2018 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)