Japchae (Korean glass noodle)

Another dish that can be served warm or cold. This time I made a Korean style noodle, as called Japchae. I have made this several time and I find it very easy to make but definitely need time to prepare. It’s also quite feeling, so be careful when you serve yourself a portion…:) Hope you like it and enjoy cooking.


Total Time: 1 hour

Serve: 6 – 8


300 g               potato glass noodle

150 g               beef

1                      carrot, thin sliced (or shredded)

1                      paprika, thin sliced

1                      onion, sliced

150 g               spinach

100 g               shitake mushroom

Vegetable oil


To marinate beef (at least 10 minutes), and shiitake mushroom (5 minutes)

2 tbsp              soy sauce

2 tbsp              mirin (rice wine vinegar)

½ tsp               ground black pepper

½ tsp               sesame oil


For spinach

½  tsp              salt

½ tsp               sesame oil

1 j                    small garlic, crushed


For noodle (mix this in a small bowl)

4 tbsp              soy sauce

1 tbsp              honey

1 tbsp              brown sugar

1 tbsp              sesame oil

a pinch of ground pepper



  • Egg
  • Sesame seeds



  • Prepare all ingredients. Marinate the beef and mushroom, and chop the carrot, paparika, and onion.DSC02522.JPGDSC02523.JPG
  • Cook the glass noodle in the boiling water for about 5-8 minutes (please check the package). Drain and rinse with cold water. Cut with scissors so it’s easy to mix later. Add in the mixed sauce. Set aside.DSC02530.JPGDSC02539.JPGDSC02549.JPGDSC02547.JPG
  • Cook spinach for a minute or two until it’s cooked. Drain and rinse with cold water. Squeeze to reduce the water. Add in salt, sesame oil, and crushed garlic.  Mix it well. Set aside.DSC02527.JPGDSC02532.JPGDSC02536.JPG
  • On a cooking pan, fry white egg and yellow separately, you can use more than 1 egg if you like. Slice them for garnish.
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  • On the same pan, with vegetable oil stir fry the rest of the ingredients with this order (so that you don’t have to wash the pan again for the next cooking): All vegetables together (onion, carrot, paprika), mushroom, and last the beef.DSC02531.JPGDSC02535.JPGDSC02543.JPGDSC02550.JPG
  • Mix all vegetables, beef, and noddle together. Ready to serve. Can be cold or warm.DSC02552.JPGDSC02556.JPG

Author: Dewi

Hello there! If you are stopping by this page, you are probably searching for easy Asian home-cook meal inspirations that are uncomplicated, quick, budget-friendly, and still tasty and delishhh….. That’s what I am going to share in this blog. I am not a chef, I cook because I love it and I enjoy it. To give you a little background of who I am…. My name is Dewi, a self-made home-cook who enjoys filling her kitchen in with tasty and delicious of Asian food. I was born and grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia where I have never learned how to cook (except frying an egg or two, add soy sauce, and eat it with rice) and never thought I would have to cook ever in my life. Because my mom, who was (still is) the “family chef” had never encouraged the children to be involved in the kitchen. So, my passion for food and cooking came later on when I went abroad. In 2006, I moved to Beijing, China where I lived for a good 9 years. I occasionally cooked as I preferred to eat out or to order in, for a simple reason, it’s convenient and affordable (back then). My cooking journey became more apparent in 2015 when I decided to move to Germany. Eating out, especially for Asian food is expensive and not authentic. The selection of Asian restaurants is limited and because of the high price, it would mean that I would have to burn a hole in my pocket if I want to do it often. So now that I have a small family (my husband, my son, and I), I cook not only for myself but also for them. I like to try new things like occasional baking or non-Asian food. For that being said, I want to share my cooking journey with you and hope that you can find new food inspirations that you can do yourself at home, either for yourself or your family, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Happy cooking! =) Xoxo Dewi

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