I love Korean food and Korean in generals. I always say that Koreans are the Mizrachi Jews (the Sapharadic Jews) of Asia. Jap-che, I love saying it with Korean accent. I have a good Korean accent because I have a Korean friend that has a thick accent so thick that when she says zoo it sounds like jew. She is sweet and kind but shamefully doesn’t know how to cook. I always fantasize of having a Korean or Chinese balabusta friend that will share with me her recipes and tell me how her mom used to make it. For now I have uncle google.
So FYI the meaning of the word Japchae is in Korean is “mixed vegetables”. It’s a noodle dish that is made with vegetables and sweet potato starch noodles that are chewy and a bit slimy but in a good comforting way.
It takes less then 30 minutes to make and they are tasty at room temperature so you can make it a head and take to work or a picnic.
*Japchae is normally made with onions but we didn’t have any so I used garlic to enhance the flavor.