“Japchae” is a famous Korean food which is served on a special day such as a birthday or housewarming day. But my mom has often made ‘Japchae-Bap(Rice mixed with Japchae)’ and so ‘Japchae‘ is a daily dish for my family. My mom says that Japchae is one of the most convenient foods to serve because she does not have to care about other side dishes. However, one side dish that should go with is “Kimchi (upper left),” which Korean people cannot live without.
Let me share my mom’s secret way to enjoy Japchae. If you are fond of spicy foods, mix boiled rice and Japchae with a spoonful of ‘Gochujang(red pepper paste)’ (upper right).
The main ingredient of “Dangmyeon(glass noodle)” is starch of sweet potato. You will see why it is called as ‘glass’ noodle when you boil it. My mom usually uses those ingredients above and pine mushroom was added as today’s special ingredient to show that you can add some other ingredients that are available in your country.
Look yummy? You can also make Japchae for your family or friends. If you become familiar with this dish, I recommend that you try Gochujang someday. ^^