Here’s How You Can Make Delicious Korean Japchae Using Simple Ingredients

One of the best things served in a Korean restaurant besides banchan (side dishes) has to be Japchae (Korean stir fried glass noodle). Although commonly served as a side dish in Korea, they’re always found as a main dish here in Malaysia. Did you know Japchae was once a royal dish? If you’re craving for this delicious noodles, try recreating it at home with this authentic Korean Japchae recipe.

Make This Delicious Korean Japchae Recipe at Home Using Simple Ingredients:

Photo: Mam’s Poozim Food (Youtube)


  • Cellophane/ glass noodles 300g
  • Meat of your choice 300g
  • Spinach 150g
  • Oyster mushroom 170 g
  • Wood ear mushroom 15g
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1/2 Green onion
  • Carrot 60g

Spinach Seasoning:

  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil

Meat Marinade: 

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder


  • 1tbsp crushed garlic
  • 2tbsp sugar
  • 3tbsp cooking wine
  • 2tbsp Oligosaccharide
  • 1tsp pepper powder
  • 5tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tsp Noduyu (optional)
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp white sesame
Photo: Mam’s Poozim Food (Youtube)


  1. Soak the glass noodles in cold water for 40 minutes while preparing other ingredients.
  2. Slice the meat into thin strips and marinate it with the seasonings. Set aside.
  3. Chop all other vegetable ingredients (except spinach) into fine, thin strips and set aside.
  4. Add some salt into a pot of boiling water and blanch the spinach for about 1 minute.
  5. Remove and rinse the spinach in cold water for about 3 times, and squeeze all the water out.
  6. Cut the spinach into bite-size and season it. Set aside.
  7. Heat up the pan with some cooking all and stir fry all the other chopped ingredients, one by one for better colour and texture. Stir fry the meat until cooked as well. Set aside all stir-fried ingredients seperately.

    Photo: Mam’s Poozim Food (Youtube)
  8. Lastly, boil the glass noodle for 5-6 minutes or until cooked. Remove and cut the noodles into smaller pieces.

    Photo: Mam’s Poozim Food (Youtube)
  9. In a large bowl, throw in the noodles, stir-fried ingredients, spinach and sauce. Give it a good mix. If necessary, add more sesame oil and white sesame to taste. Ready to serve.
Photo: Mam’s Poozim Food (Youtube)

There you have it, delicious, authentic Japchae. Measurements for condiments are simply references, you can always eyeball and adjust those seasonings according to your preference. In Korea, Japchae is a celebratory dish and often made in a large batch. So try out this Japchae recipe and if it works, make in a large batch and share it to your friends and family. Have fun making, stay safe and buh bye!

Recipe Credit: Mam’s Poozim Food (Youtube)


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