Kyung Jin Lee
Have you ever had Korean noodles called ` chapchae’? It is one of the most popular and traditional dishes in Korea. We usually eat chapchae when we have a ceremony like a wedding or birthday. I think that most people will like chapchae, because it is tasty. It is one of foreigner’s favorite dishes. Chapchae is a healthy dish, because it has many healthy ingredients. You can cook it anytime, because the recipe is easy, just follow this procedure.
First of all, you need to prepare the ingredients. You can choose the ingredients according to your tastes like vegetables or meat. We usually use noodles, beef or pork, onions, carrots, mushrooms, spinach, garlic, soy sauce, pepper, sugar and sesame oil. If you want to add other ingredients like sea food you can.
When you have the ingredients you can start cooking. You cook the noodles in boiling water for 10 minutes. When you finish boiling the noodles, rinse them in cold water and cut them into 4-5” length. After cook the vegetables and meat. At the same time, cook the spinach in boiling water for 5 minutes. Then cook the meat and garlic for 3 minutes at medium heat and then cook with vegetables and salt and pepper for 5 minutes.
After that, you need to make the sauce. It is important, because it determines the taste. You need to mix soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and garlic. A good sauce will be sweet and salty. Then, you need to combine the ingredients. Add the cooked noodles, meat, vegetables, and sauce to sesame oil. Cook for 2 minutes and add some salt or soy sauce.
Finally, serve. If you use a beautiful plate it will be better, because the dish looks more delicious. We have many kinds of noodle dishes, but this one is better than other noodle dishes. Someday you should try it, you will never regret it.