Japchae Japchae

Photography: Jeff Coulson

The name for this quintessential Korean dish literally means “a mixture of vegetables.” The recipe is so easy to customize; just add your favourite veggies, such as bok choy, bean sprouts or zucchini. The sweet potato vermicelli are long, so cut them with kitchen shears to make them easier to eat.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2015



In large saucepan of boiling water, cook vermicelli according to package instructions; drain. Using kitchen shears, cut into shorter lengths; toss with 2 tsp each of the soy sauce and sesame oil.

Meanwhile, stir together remaining soy sauce, 2 tsp of the sesame oil and the sugar. Set aside.

In wok or large nonstick skillet, heat remaining sesame oil over medium-high heat; sauté garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add carrot, mushrooms, red pepper and green onions; sauté until pepper is tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Add spinach; sauté just until wilted, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.

In large bowl, toss together vermicelli, carrot mixture and soy sauce mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 356 mg
  • Sugars 16 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 348.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 67 g


  • Iron 21.0
  • Folate 30.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Vitamin A 72.0
  • Vitamin C 92.0
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