Japchae (Korean Veggie Stir Fry Noodles)

Japchae (Korean Veggie Stir Fry Noodles)

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Full of the toasted sesame aroma and umami flavor, this Japchae, aka Korean Veggie Stir Fry Noodles, is light yet flavorful. It’s a super great dish in summer or anytime you feel like.

韓式蔬菜拌冬粉 Korean Veggie Stir Fry Noodles (Japchae)

Japchae (Korean Veggie Stir Fry Noodles)

It seems like I seldom mention glass noodles (cellophane noodles). But actually, glass noodles are one of the foods that I love since I was a child. (Suddenly thought of making a favorite list?)

I remember that every time I went to a hot pot restaurant, I always choose glass noodles over rice or other noodles. Just drizzle some soy sauce, some chopped green onion, garlic, and a bit chili to a bowl of glass noodles, I will eat it even if I’m full at that time. It really tasty that I feel I can eat forever. And this Korean dish Japchae has the same magic.

韓式蔬菜拌冬粉 Korean Veggie Stir Fry Noodles (Japchae)

Japchae (잡채) is a savory dish based on stir-fried vegetables and glass noodles. I got inspired by Ella and would love to recreate this dish with my own little twist.

The traditional version uses sweet potato glass noodles, which is harder than regular common starch noodles. But I don’t have those noodles at hand, I just use the more common mung bean glass noodles in Taiwan. Just use what you have at hand that works for you.

The vegetables here are pretty random. I use eggplant, red pepper, carrot, and cabbage. You can also add zucchinis and other vegetables of choice. I think it would be great to include some shitake mushrooms as well.

韓式蔬菜拌冬粉 Korean Veggie Stir Fry Noodles (Japchae)

The crucial part of this dish is the seasoning. The ratio matters. It’s a beautiful balance between salty, sweet, and sour undertone. And the soy sauce gives this dish a super great umami flavor that I love so much.

韓式蔬菜拌冬粉 Korean Veggie Stir Fry Noodles (Japchae)

If you like to try more Asian dishes, check out my Korean Bibimbap, Japanese Onion Tofu, and Vegan Kimchi. OK, shall we?

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag @Barrelleaf + #barrelleaf on Instagram. I always love to see them and to know how it goes.

韓式蔬菜拌冬粉 Japchae (Korean Veggie Stir Fry Noodles)

Full of the toasted sesame aroma and umami flavor, this Japchae, aka Korean Veggie Stir Fry Noodles, is light yet flavorful. It's a super great dish in summer or anytime you feel like.
作者: Nora Hsu
準備5 minutes
料理10 minutes
總共15 minutes
哪道菜: Dinner, Lunch
料理別: Asian, Korean, vegan
Keyword: Asian, dairy-free, vegan
份量: 2


  • 1 bunch cellophane noodles 冬粉
  • ½ Tbsp oil 油
  • ¼ big yellow onion, sliced 大顆黃洋蔥, 切粗條
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 蒜瓣, 切末
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced 甜椒, 切條, I use half red and yellow each 我用紅、黃甜椒各半顆
  • 1 small carrot, sliced 小條紅蘿蔔, 切絲
  • ½ medium aubergine (eggplant), chopped into long chunks 中型茄子, 切長條塊狀
  • A pinch salt 1 小撮鹽
  • black pepper 黑胡椒粉, 適量
  • 80 g cabbage, chopped 高麗菜, 切粗條
  • 1 spring onion, chopped 蔥, 切成蔥花, 非必要

Seasoning 調味醬料

  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce 醬油
  • 1 tsp sesame oil 芝麻油
  • 1 Tbsp mirin 味醂
  • ½ Tbsp toasted sesame 烤過的白芝麻
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar 米醋
  • ½ Tbsp maple syrup 楓糖漿, 或紅糖
  • 1 small piece ginger, grated 小塊薑, 切末


  • 將冬粉泡水備用
  • 於一小碗中,將醬油、芝麻油、味醂、米醋、楓糖漿、白芝麻、薑末放入,攪拌混合後置於一旁備用
  • 取一炒鍋,鍋內放油以中火熱鍋,油熱後放入洋蔥、蒜末,拌炒至聞到香氣,視情況加熱水防黏鍋
  • 放入紅蘿蔔絲、甜椒、茄子,1 小撮鹽與黑胡椒粉,拌炒至蔬菜開始軟化
  • 放入高麗菜絲一同拌炒,至高麗菜也開始軟化
  • 放入事先調好的調味料混合物,以及泡軟、擠乾的冬粉,一同拌炒混合,至冬粉吸入調味醬液,視情況可添加水防黏鍋
  • 拌炒至醬汁收乾、冬粉軟化,再加入蔥花,即可盛碗享用

English Version

  • Soak the cellophane noodles in water and set it aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, sesame oil, mirin, rice vinegar, maple syrup, sesame, and grated ginger. Set it aside.
  • Add oil to a frying pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the onion and garlic to stir fry until they are fragrant. Add water to prevent sticking if needed.
  • Add the carrot, bell pepper, aubergine, salt, and pepper to the pan to stir fry until the veggies start to get soften.
  • The noodles should be soft now. Drain and squeeze the water from the noodles, and add it along with the pre-mixed seasoning mixture to the pan. Stir fry until the noodles absorb the sauce. Add water if necessary.
  • Stir until the sauce are mostly absorbed and the noodles are soft. Add the chopped spring onion. Serve and enjoy.


  • 我是用台灣常見的綠豆冬粉,道地是用韓式冬粉
  • 保存:放入保鮮盒中,冷藏約可保存 3 天
  • I use green bean starch noodles, which are more common in Taiwan. For more authentic texture, use the Korean glass noodles, which are made of sweet potato starch.
  • Storage: Store in glass containers in the fridge for 3 days.
  • Adapted from Deliciously Ella


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