Chap Chae

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Korean food, yum. Chap Chae is simple, but the unique noodle is what makes this dish. This is one of the most popular dishes at a Korean restaurant. Hope you like it.


1 package dried Korean sweet potato noodles
2 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
1 pepper, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 cup shitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 lb spinach, chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Cooking the noodles

  1. Fill a large pot with water and boil.
  2. When water is boiling, add the noodles and cook for about 5 minutes until noodles are softened.
  3. Immediately drain and rinse with cold water in a colander.
  4. Toss with only 1 tsp of the sesame oil so that the noodles don’t stick together.
  5. Use kitchen shears to cut noodles into shorter pieces, about 8 inches in length.
  6. Set aside.

Cooking the vegetables

  1. Add oil to the pan and fry the garlic until brown.
  2. Add the onions and cook until translucent.
  3. Add the Carrots, mushrooms, and pepper until just softened.
  4. Then add the spinach and cook until the leaves are starting to wilt.

Mixing the noodles

  1. Add the noodles back into the pot with the vegetables.
  2. Add the soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper until noodles are cooked.
  3. Turn off heat, toss with sesame seeds and the remaining sesame oil.

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