Coming in at #6 is another popular noodle dish but without any soup or broth, we call it japchae (Korean glass/vermicelli/sweet potato noodles w vegetables). It is commonly served on festive or special occasions as a main dish or side dish. We usually don’t make it that often in our household, but when we do it doesn’t last long. The semi-sweet taste and slippery smooth texture of the noodles make it a popular dish among foreigners as well as Koreans. The picture shown of the left was for a large gathering at my sister’s house where we wanted to expose/entice/introduce this lovely dish to others who hadn’t tried it before (and they liked it of course). We think it’s because of the sweet potato noodles, which give japchae its very distinct chewy texture. The vegetables are all lightly cooked and complement the noodles nicely, making this a super-healthy dish for all to enjoy (even vegetarians who are more than welcome to omit the meat).
Click here for full recipe –> Japchae (Korean Glass Noodles w Vegetables)