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Japchae in a pan

Korean Stir-Fried Sweet Potato Noodles Recipe

The first time I tried the Korean Stir-Fried Glass Noodles a.k.a Japchae was when my manager brought the dish in for a potluck a few years ago. It was literally one of The Best things I've tried, made me go back for refills.
Course Asian
Cuisine Asian
Keyword korean noodles, sweet potato noodles
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 489kcal



  • Prepare the ingredients for the recipe.
    Ingredients on the table including; an onion, garlic, 3 carrots, green onions, spinach in a bowl, beef in a glass container, and sweet potato noodle
  • Prepare the ingredients for the sauce.
    Brown sugar in a bowl, salt, soy sauce and sesame oil
  • Bring water to a boil, add a bit of oil. Add noodles and cook them for 5-6 minutes. Drain when cooked.
    Sweet Potato Noodles in a pot with water on the stove top
  • Preheat skillet to high heat. Cook the pre-sliced beef until it's golden brown. Season beef with half portions of the following - soy sauce, sesame oil and brown sugar, while it's cooking.
    Beef on a skillet
  • Place noodles in a large bowl, top them with cooked beef.
    Beef being placed into a bowl with the sweet potato noodles
  • Dice onion into long strips. Cut carrots into strips and chop green onion. Preheat an oiled skillet and toss in the carrots and onion.
    Carrots and onions in a pot
  • When the veggies soften up, add in the remaining half portions of the following - soy sauce, sesame oil and brown sugar. Add in pressed garlic, green onions and cook for a few minutes until it's softened.
    Pot with green onions, yellow onions and carrots having garlic minced into it
  • Add diced spinach into the mixture and turn off the heat imminently.
    Spinach being added into the pot with sautéing veggies
  • Add all vegetables to the noodles and toss everything together.
    Korean Stir-Fried Sweet Potato Noodles in a large bowl
  • Serve while it's still warm. This dish also reheats well.
    Japchae in a pan



Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 696mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5185IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg