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Jap Chae Korean Glass Noodles Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4


  • 1/2 pound dried Korean sweet potato noodles
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 cloves garlic, very finely minced
  • 3 stalks green onions, cut into 1" lengths
  • 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced (shiitake or wood ear)
  • 1/2 pound spinach, washed well and drained
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 1 sesame seeds


  • Fill a large pot with water and boil. When water is boiling, add the noodles and cook for 5 minutes. Immediately drain and rinse with cold water. Drain again and toss with only 1 tsp of the sesame oil. Use kitchen shears to cut noodles into shorter pieces, about 8 inches in length. Set aside.
  • In bowl, mix soy sauce & sugar together. Add the cooking oil in a wok or large saute pan on high heat and swirl to coat. When the cooking oil is hot but not smoking. Fry onions and carrots, until just softened, about 1 minute. Add the garlic, scallions and mushrooms, fry 30 seconds. Then add the spinach, soy sauce, sugar and the noodles. Fry 2-3 minutes until the noodles are cooked through. Turn off heat, toss with sesame seeds and the remaining 1 1/2 tsp of sesame oil.
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