After lots of trial and error, I have managed to recreate one of my favorite appetizer dishes served at a Korean restaurant. While this is not the traditional Jap Chae that includes meats and vegetables, this one is sweet and delightful. Great served as an appetizer or a side dish to chicken and meat! Enjoy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Break the vermicelli into small pieces and place in a deep-sided dish. Cover with hot tap water and soak for ten minutes; drain.

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  • Whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, and boiling water; pour over the drained noodles; allow to soak 2 minutes.

  • Pour the vegetable oil into a skillet and place over medium heat. Add the noodles and soy sauce mixture to the skillet and cook and stir until hot, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the noodles just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

363 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 65.2g 21% DV; fat 10.7g 16% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 1072.9mg 43% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2009
well jap chae isn't always this plain. Try adding pan fried spinach, finely sliced carrots (use a Mandolin), sliced shitake mushrooms, and if you want to add some kind of protein other than the mushrooms you can add finely sliced striped of meat ^^!~ Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2009
well jap chae isn't always this plain. Try adding pan fried spinach, finely sliced carrots (use a Mandolin), sliced shitake mushrooms, and if you want to add some kind of protein other than the mushrooms you can add finely sliced striped of meat ^^!~ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2008
I am the publisher of this recipe, and just wanted to mention, as I said, this is definitely not a real Jap chae, it is more of an appetizer that is sweet and very delicate. There are many wonderful Jap Chae recipes on this site that include vegetables and meats. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
This turned out great. The first time I made this I followed the recipe exactly, perhaps adding a bit more brown sugar to fit my taste. The second time, I just boiled the vermicelli as I would regular pasta - it cooked WAY faster. I also skipped the skillet part, because the first time my noodles stuck and it made no difference in taste. Instead, I just added a bit of sesame oil - a little goes a long way here - and tossed the noodles with the sesame seeds. The oil seemed to bring all the flavors together much better than the first time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2008
I have been looking for this recipe for a while and I am glad that I found. It tastes very good and the roasted sesame seeds adds such a nice flavor to the dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2009
this was good. i used more sesame oil for flavor. the kids love this. i went out to buy korean soy sauce just because its not as strong. & at one point i added meat & cabage with shredded carrots. for color. it became a meal. but this was great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2009
I mixed about 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil with the soy and sugar. I also added some blanched spinach and garnished the finished product with thinly sliced eggs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
Super yummy. I tossed in a chopped up green onion and all I had was dark soy sauce but I cut it down to 1/8th cup IF THAT... I just finished my meal and I'm super satisfied. Maybe next time I'll toss in some greenery and chicken and make it a little more substantial. =D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2011
For being such a simple, quick recipe, it was absolutely fantastic! It's a good base start and then allows you to throw in whatever you'd like! I cut up some sirloin into small strips, seared it, and added that to it. I also added mushrooms, water chestnuts, green onions, and sesame oil. It turned out fantastic! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2010
This is a very simple yet delicious I want some more can't stop eating recipe:9 Read More
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