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