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Chap Chae
Korean Chap Chae
1/2 lb. finely ground beef or pork
1/2 lb. cellophane noodles
1/2 bunch spinach (about 1 1/2 cup when cooked)
12 Fresh mushrooms (slice into thin slices)
3/4 onion (chopped)
1-2 carrots (shredded or finely slivered)
1 tablespoon sesame seed
2 tbsps sesame oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tbsps sugar
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 tsp Salt and pepper to taste
tbsps Cooking oil


1. In a wok for frying pan, heat 1 tsp cooking oil until hot. Add meat and stir fry for 5 minutes or until cooked.

2. In a pot, bring water to boiling, and noodles and cook for 5 minutes. Noodle is done when it is soft but firm. Test for softness frequently as cook time approaches around 5 minutes. When noodle is cooked, in cold water and cut it into 3 inch lengths.

3. In boiling water, cook spinach for two minutes. Remove spinach from boiling water, rinse in cold water and drain. Cut spinach into 1 inch long pieces and set aside.

4. Using a wok or frying pan, heat 1 tsp cooking oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms, onion, and carrots and stir fry for 3 minutes or until barely tender. Add meat, noodles, spinach. (add some more oil if the noodles start ticking to the pan).

5. Stir as you cook for 3 minutes. Then add sesame seeds, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, pepper and salt. Mix well and heat over medium heat for 1 minute. Serve.

Preparation Time: Serves: 6
Recipe Origin: Korea
Submitted by:
Baovan Truong
United States
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