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Yummy Korean Glass Noodles (Jap Chae) Recipe
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Yummy Korean Glass Noodles (Jap Chae)

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"After lots of trial and error, I have managed to recreate one of my favorite appetizer dishes served at a Korean restaurant. While this is not the traditional Jap Chae that includes meats and vegetables, this one is sweet and delightful. Great served as an appetizer or a side dish to chicken and meat! Enjoy."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. Break the vermicelli into small pieces and place in a deep-sided dish. Cover with hot tap water and soak for ten minutes; drain.
  2. Whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, and boiling water; pour over the drained noodles; allow to soak 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the vegetable oil into a skillet and place over medium heat. Add the noodles and soy sauce mixture to the skillet and cook and stir until hot, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the noodles just before serving.
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Apr 03, 2009

well jap chae isn't always this plain. Try adding pan fried spinach, finely sliced carrots (use a Mandolin), sliced shitake mushrooms, and if you want to add some kind of protein other than the mushrooms you can add finely sliced striped of meat ^^!~

Nov 07, 2008

I am the publisher of this recipe, and just wanted to mention, as I said, this is definitely not a real Jap chae, it is more of an appetizer that is sweet and very delicate. There are many wonderful Jap Chae recipes on this site that include vegetables and meats.


22 Ratings

Feb 25, 2008

I have been looking for this recipe for a while and I am glad that I found. It tastes very good, and the roasted sesame seeds adds such a nice flavor to the dish.

May 15, 2009

this was good. i used more sesame oil for flavor. the kids love this. i went out to buy korean soy sauce just because its not as strong. & at one point i added meat & cabage with shredded carrots. for color. it became a meal. but this was great.

Aug 09, 2010

This turned out great. The first time I made this I followed the recipe exactly, perhaps adding a bit more brown sugar to fit my taste. The second time, I just boiled the vermicelli as I would regular pasta - it cooked WAY faster. I also skipped the skillet part, because the first time my noodles stuck and it made no difference in taste. Instead, I just added a bit of sesame oil - a little goes a long way here - and tossed the noodles with the sesame seeds. The oil seemed to bring all the flavors together much better than the first time.

Feb 05, 2009

I mixed about 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil with the soy and sugar. I also added some blanched spinach, and garnished the finished product with thinly sliced eggs.

Mar 18, 2010

This is a very simple yet delicious, I want some more, can't stop eating recipe :9

Jun 22, 2009

Super yummy. I tossed in a chopped up green onion and all I had was dark soy sauce but I cut it down to 1/8th cup IF THAT... I just finished my meal and I'm super satisfied. Maybe next time I'll toss in some greenery and chicken and make it a little more substantial. =D


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  • Calories
  • 363 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 65.2 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 1073 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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