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Shiitake and Sweet Potato Japchae

Shiitake and Sweet Potato Japchae Shiitake and Sweet Potato Japchae Shiitake and Sweet Potato Japchae Shiitake and Sweet Potato Japchae Shiitake and Sweet Potato Japchae

Look for sweet potato noodles in Asian or Korean grocery stories, or use soba noodles or even spaghetti works too. The dish is super easy to prepare, and it tastes delicious. If you are a big fan on Asian flavor, such as sesame oil, sesame seeds, and soy sauce, etc, you will not be able to resist this mouth-watering Japchae.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


4 ounces noodles
sweet potato noodles, or soba noodles
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
or olive oil
2 cloves garlic
½ inch ginger
peeled and finely chopped
3 each scallions, spring or green onions
slice into 2-inch pieces
4 tablespoons cilantro
stems and leaves separated
1 each carrots
peeled and chop into matchsticks
½ small sweet potatoes, or yams
peeled and chop into matchsticks
4 each wood ears
soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes, sliced
4 each mushrooms, shiitake
sliced, or any mushrooms
1 each celery
slice into matchsticks lengthwise
2 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
or to taste
½ tablespoon rice vinegar
or to taste
1 x red pepper flakes
to taste, optional
1 tablespoon sesame seeds


Cook the noodles according to the direction on the package.

Drain well and toss noodles with 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Set aside.

Meanwhile heat the oil in a wok or a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot.

Add the garlic, ginger, scallions and chopped cilantro stems, stirring constantly, and cook for about 1 minute until very fragrant.

Add the carrots, sweet potatoes, wood ears, mushrooms, and celery, stirring often, and cook until vegetables are tender, mushrooms are browned, about 8 minutes.

Mix in the soy sauce, vinegar, remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil, red pepper flakes if using, remaining chopped cilantro leaves and sesame seeds until well combined.

Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, season to taste with more soy sauce, vinegar or sesame oil if needed.

Divide among the serving plates.

Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled with kimchi if desired.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 172g (6.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 23154% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 952mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Sugars g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 167% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 11% Iron 13%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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