Japchae Korean Style Sweet Potato Noodles


Japchea or Chapchae (pron. Chap Chea) is a delicious clear noodle dish that is as popular in Korea as Pad Thai is in Thailand (and America). You can use steak instead of ground beef, use ground pork or make it veg and it still tastes great due to the fact that the noodles are like clear glassy sponges which absorb all the flavors you give them. The noodles are made from sweet potato starch making them gluten free if you use the recipe’s suggested tamari instead of the traditional soy sauce.

NOTE: Sweet potato noodles are not low-carb so for a diabetic friendly version uses the Japanese shirataki noodles instead

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Japchae Korean Style Sweet Potato Noodles

Yield: 4 generous servings

8 oz. lean grass fed ground beef
10 oz. sweet potato starch noodles
4 oz. shitake mushrooms sliced thin (stems removed)
4 oz. green onions, julienne
4 oz. spinach
4 oz. red pepper, julienne
1 small carrot, julienne
½ English cucumber, julienne
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 ½ tablespoons gluten free tamari sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon black pepper
4-5 cloves garlic chopped
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Salt to taste

Boil noodles till clear and tender, rinse with cold water and set aside. In a wok, stir fry beef, garlic, mushrooms add tamari, sugar, pepper and sesame oil, add carrots, onions, cucumber, spinach and noodles. Stir fry another 1-2 minutes bringing the bottom ingredients through the noodles.
Portion and top with sesame seeds. Serve.

NOTE: Sweet potato noodles are not low-carb so for a diabetic friendly version uses the Japanese shirataki noodles instead

© 2013 Aron David Bradley
http://www.boomercuisine.com

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4 thoughts on “Japchae Korean Style Sweet Potato Noodles

    • No, The Korean sweet potato noodles are not low-carb but the shiritaki are. So, for that low-carb benefit use the shirataki noodles in this recipe instead of the sweet potato noodles. Thanks for your question!
      Aron

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