Japchae (Korean Sweet Potato Starch Noodles with Vegetables and Beef)

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2022

Japchae—springy, garlicky, salty-sweet strands strewn with a dazzling spectrum of vegetables and meat—is Korea’s all-purpose crowd-pleaser.

SERVES4

TIME1½ hour

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Japchae, one of Korea’s most popular noodle dishes, is first and foremost a celebration of colorful vegetables: spinach, carrots, red bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, and scallions, each of which is cut thin and then lightly sautéed and sea...

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