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Korean Japchae Noodles Recipe Vegetarian

Korean Japchae Glass Noodles Recipe - Super Foods Version!

The key to this recipe is adding each ingredient separately - in the video, the sweet potato takes the longest to cook, so it goes in first.
Feel free to customize! Add mushrooms (add with the onions); matchstick carrots or fresh spinach leaves (add them the same time as the kale/swiss chard).
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4


  • 6 oz dried Korean glass noodles (sweet potato)
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 4 big handfuls kale and swiss chard
  • 1 onion
  • 1 stalk green onion
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil



  • Boil a pot of water (about 2 quarts). Turn off heat and add in the glass noodles. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Kale/Swiss Chard: Fold leaves in half, tear away the leafy part from tough stem (discard stem). Cut or tear leaves into bite sized pieces.
  • Dice the sweet potatoes into 1/2" dice (the smaller you dice, the quicker it will cook)
  • Onion: Slice onion into thin slices.
  • Green Onion: chop.
  • Finely mince the garlic
  • In bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar and sesame oil.
  • If 10 minutes have passed for the noodles, drain the noodles.


  • Heat wok with cooking oil over medium heat. Add in the sweet potatoes and cook for 3 minutes each side. The sweet potatoes should be lightly browned, darker orange and just nearly cooked through.
  • Turn heat to medium-high and add in the onions. Stir-fry for 2 minutes, until onions become translucent.
  • Add in the garlic and green onion. Toss well and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add in the leafy vegetables. Use tongs to toss well and cook for 1 1/2 minutes or until the vegetables are wilting.
  • Add in the noodles and pour in the sauce. Toss well again to combine everything. Finish off with sesame seeds.
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