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AKwan’s Kitchen: How To Make Japchae

Aww look who’s back in the Season 2 finale of AKwan’s Kitchen–it’s Boyd “the single guy” folks! Yup that’s right AKwan and Boyd has patched up their “cultural differences” over the past few weeks and is showing some major bromance in this episode while making the Korean dish–japchae (잡채). Thanks to Maangchi for the recipe!

Video after the jump.

– starch noodles (daengmyun)
– spinach
– white mushrooms
– shiitake mushrooms
– carrot
– onion
– garlic
– scallion
– beef
– sesame seeds
– soy sauce
– sesame oil
– sugar
– black pepper powder
– olive oil

1.) Julienne the carrot and mushrooms.
2.) Cut the onion into thin slices and the scallion into small strips.
3.) Cut the beef into thin strips.
4.) Boil the daengmyun in a pot of water for 3 min. Drain and keep the boiling water.
5.) Boil the spinach for 1 min. Drain and rinse under cold water 3 times. Set the noodles and spinach aside in a large mixing bowl.
6.) With some olive oil, stir-fry the carrot real quick. Remove from heat and add to bowl with noodles and spinach.
7.) Mix noodles, spinach, and carrot strips with some soy sauce and sesame oil.
8.) Next, stir-fry the onion slices and scallion. Remove from heat and add to mixing bowl and mix.
9.) Mince the garlic cloves and stir-fry with the beef. Add mushrooms in when halfway through cooking the beef. Add some sugar and stir-fry until cooked.
10.) Remove the beef and mushrooms and add to mixing bowl with rest of the ingredients. Mix again with some more soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and black pepper powder.
11.) When serving, top with some sesame seeds. Now get ready to enjoy your delicious japchae! Mmm nom nom nom!

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