Japchae

Difficulty

Intermediate

Cooktime

35 minutes

Dangmyeon (sweet potato starch noodles), stir-fried vegetables and blanched spinach are tossed a light soy-based sauce, along with chewy strips of JUST Egg.

Serves 2

  • 2 JUST Egg Folded
  • 2-3 green onions
  • ½ a red bell pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4-5 white mushrooms
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 120-170g (4-6oz) fresh adult spinach
  • 150-200g dangmyeon (sweet potato starch noodles)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil

Key Equipment

  • saucepan icon

    3-4 quart saucepan

  • bowl icon

    Large bowl

01 / 06

Cook the vegetables

Wash the green onions and cut them into 2-inch pieces. Cut the red bell pepper and onion into thin strips. Slice the mushrooms. Peel or scrub the carrot and slice it into julienne strips. In medium skillet, stir-fry the vegetables in separate batches with a bit vegetable oil, until tender. Transfer all the cooked vegetables to a plate or bowl.

02 / 06

Heat the JUST Egg

Warm up the skillet again on medium heat, add a dash of vegetable oil and cook the JUST Egg Folded for about 5 minutes, flipping halfway through. It should be warmed through completely. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into very thin slices.

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Blanch the spinach

Bring a half-filled medium saucepan of water to a boil. Once boiling, salt the water well. Clean the spinach thoroughly, then add it to the boiling water for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a colander (keeping the boiling water for the noodles) then rinse the spinach with cold water to stop the cooking. Drain and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Chop roughly, then add to the plate of cooked vegetables.

04 / 06

Prepare the noodles

Add the dangmyeon to the pot of boiling water (bring back to a boil if needed) and cook for 5-7 minutes (or according to the package instructions), until soft and translucent, but still a bit chewy. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking. Rinse the dangmyeon in cool water and drain in a colander. Transfer to a large bowl. If the noodles are very long, use kitchen scissors to cut them up a bit.

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Add the sauce

To the bowl of noodles, add 2 teaspoons of sesame oil, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of ground black pepper. Mix very well. Add cooked vegetables and JUST Egg strips to the bowl and mix again. Taste for salt.

06 / 06

Garnish and serve

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds on top before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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