Glass Noodles

Cuisine: Asian

Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Serves: 4

Japchae or glass noodles is a very simple, easy recipe made with colorful vegetables like sweet potato, bell peppers, shiitake mushrooms, etc. This yummy recipe cuts down a lot of the prep and the cooking time. 

  • 1 pack Japchae noodles (Glass noodles)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Onion
  • 7 shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup each of red and yellow bell peppers 
  • Scallions
  • 1 cup of carrots
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • Sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds
  • Garlic
  • Brown sugar
  • Dark soy sauce
  • Soy sauce 

A very simple, easy recipe for making Japchae Noodles

  1. Mix all the sauces mentioned above in a small bowl and keep it aside.
  2. Boil the glass noodles according to the directions given in the pack. Make sure not to overcook or undercook them. 
  3. Drain the water and add the sauce to the hot noodles. This is to be done immediately as the sauces get absorbed by the noodles easily. 
  4. Cook the egg whites and egg yolk separately in a pan and cut them into strips and set it aside. 
  5. Heat a pan over a medium flame and stir fry all the vegetables for 2 to 3 minutes. Make sure to keep the vegetables crunchy.
  6. Add the stir-fried vegetables to the noodles and toss them together. Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions.

Chef Tip: The vegetables should be crispy and crunchy to contrast with the texture of the noodles. Add the vegetables in at different times according to the cooking time. 

Japchae glass noodles is wholesome and delicious with rich flavors. Impress your guests with this top-notch recipe and become the super chef in your group. 

Quick Bites

Fun Fact
  • By federal law, a noodle must contain 5.5 percent egg solids to be called a noodle.
  • Instant noodles may be considered an inexpensive food item today, but the fact is that they were once sold as a luxury item.
Historical Fact
  • Noodles were made for the first time in 2000 BC, using a cereal grain called millet but people still aren’t sure whether it was originated in China or Europe. 
  • In 2005, archeological evidence was discovered at Lajia archeological site that reported an earthenware bowl that contained 4000-year-old noodles. These ancient noodles found were made by repeatedly stretching out the dough manually by hands.
Nutrition Fact
  • Nutritionally speaking, cellophane noodles are gluten-free, fat-free, and a 1/2-cup serving dishes up 8% of your daily requirement for iron, important for oxygen transport in the body.
  • Glass noodles are always made sugar-free, hence may be a great option for people suffering from diabetes.