Healthy Vegetarian Japchae Recipe

Popular in Korean cuisine, Japchae has a balanced of sweet and savory taste. It consists of stir-fried glass noodles with vegetables.

According to Asian Inspirations, Korean dangmyeon noodles are naturally fat-free and low in calories as it is made from potato scratch. These chewy glass noodles are also gluten-free, so they’re kind to those with allergies (just be sure to use gluten-free tamari in place of the soy when making this japchae recipe). Also has a lot of vitamins and minerals due to the vegetables.

Ready to prepare a healthy meal for your healthy lifestyle? Let’s start making healthy japchae now!

Steps:

Prepare all the vegetables

Slice the mushrooms

Blanch the noodles

Remove noodles from the boiling water

Saute the cabbage with sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Do the same with the carrots

Next the mushrooms

Saute the bellpeppers

TIP: Toast the sesame seeds for enhance flavor.

Prepare the sauce. Place all together: water, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, sesame seeds

Toss in noodles, let it stay until the noodles absorb all the sauce

Add in all the vegetables

Serve and enjoy your delicious and nutritious vegan japchae!

Vegetarian Chap Chae Recipe

Step-by-Step Guide
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine healthy, Korean
Keyword chapchae, glassnoodles, japchae, japchaerecipes, koreanrecipes
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Calories 37.5kcal

Ingredients

  • 300 g Vermicelli noodles (sweet potato)
  • 100 g Mushrooms
  • 250 g Chinese cabbage or spinach
  • 1 small Carrot
  • 1 big Bell pepper
  • Sesame oil
  • Salt and Pepper

For the sauce:

  • 1 1/2 c Water
  • 7 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp Sesame seed
  • 3 tbsp Sesame oil

Instructions

  • Prepare all the vegetables
  • Slice the mushrooms
  • Blanch the noodles, once cooked, remove the noodles from the boiling water.
  • Saute the cabbage with sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Do the same with the carrots, after that, the mushrooms
  • Saute the bellpeppers
  • Toast the sesame seeds for enhance flavor
  • Prepare the sauce. Place all together: water, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, sesame seeds
  • Toss in noodles, let it stay until the noodles absorb all the sauce
  • Add in all the vegetables
  • Serve and enjoy your delicious and nutritious vegan japchae!

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Is Korean Japchae healthy?

Made from sweet potato starch, Korean dangmyeon noodles are naturally fat free and low in calories, making them a healthy choice for noodle lovers. – AsianInspirations

Are Japchae noodles carbs?

They are mainly made up of carbohydrates and have limited amounts of nutrients. However, when compared to wheat noodles, they are lower in glycemic index because they contain complex carbohydrates. – StraitsTimes

What does Japchae taste like?

A good japchae have a balanced sweet and savory flavor, has a crunchy vegetable texture but not too raw, and a bouncy noodles.

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