Japchae, or stir-fried Korean sweet potato noodles, is a dish served on special occasions in Korea. This recipe comes to us from Chef Kyung Up Lim of the New York City restaurant Michael’s and was recently served as the featured Meatless Monday dish at a recent dinner benefiting our partner C-CAP, a  non-profit that provides foodservice career opportunities for under served youth.

Serves 6

  • 3 tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 cups julienned carrots Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1 cup julienned red bell pepper
  • 1 cup julienned mushrooms, shitake
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 16 oz. dried Korean sweet potato noodles (called dangmyeon), soaked in boiling hot water until al dente
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (low-sodium)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 honey or agave
  • 2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a 12″ skillet over medium-high heat; add carrots. Season with salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until half-tender, about 3 minutes.

Transfer to a large bowl; repeat with 1 tbsp. oil, onions, peppers, and mushrooms. Add soy sauce, honey, and sugar; cook until sugar dissolves.

Pour over vegetables in bowl, add noodles and sesame seed oil, and toss. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.

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Nutrition Information


Servings per Recipe: 6

Amount per Serving

Calories:  494

Calories from Fat:  112

Total Fat:  13g

Saturated Fat:  1g

Cholesterol:  0mg

Sodium:  357mg

Potassium:  273mg

Carbohydrates:  92g

Dietary Fiber:  3g

Protein:  3g

Sugars:  23g

Vitamin A:  16%

Vitamin C:  50%

Calcium:  3%

Iron:  15%

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