Skip to main content
Link copied. Share it on your favorite social network!

ImpossibleTM Japchae Recipe

by
START COOKING!
Skillet icon
  • 4

    Servings
  • Super Easy
  • 14

    Ingredients
  • 20 min

    Preparation
  • 25 min

    Cooking
  • 45 Total Time

    Total Time

How do you make one of the most festive dishes in Korean cuisine even more celebratory? Cook it with Impossible™ Burger. Japchae is a dish traditionally served at celebrations like weddings or birthday parties—but it’s also perfect for any kind of big party or banquet. Invited to a potluck and tired of bringing the same old casserole? Impossible Japchae to the rescue. It’s savory and sweet, filled with fresh ingredients, and super easy to make. This is a stir fry dish that consists of vegetables, Impossible Burger marinated in a special sauce and a distinctive kind of noodle that has several different names: Korean Potato Starch Vermicelli Noodles, also known as Glass Noodles, Cellophane Noodles or Dangmyeon. Regardless of the name, these noodles come out of the bag looking like the brush on an old-fashioned broom. They become clear while cooking in boiling water. (Don’t confuse them with rice vermicelli noodles, which are white.) Planning is key when making this dish because the ingredients are prepared separately and then mixed at the end. When making any kind of pasta or noodle dish, it's helpful to start heating up the water first. You’ll be using your biggest pot for the noodles, and while they’re cooking, you can prepare the spicy sauce. The key ingredient here is a Korean chili paste called Gochujang. You can find it at almost any Asian supermarket or online. Once you’ve got these two elements underway, you’re ready to begin prepping the vegetables. Things move quickly from here, and you’ll have a delicious meal ready to go before you know it. So if you’ve got a celebration coming up in your life, it's time to make this Impossible Japchae. It’s so delicious you may start inventing holidays just for an excuse to enjoy it again!

14 Ingredients

Check out the recipe ingredients to build your shopping list!

  • 1 Package Impossible Burger
  • 14 Ounces Korean Potato Starch Vermicelli Noodles
  • 3 Ounces Spinach
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1 Carrot
  • 6 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 4 Teaspoons Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Korean Chili Paste (Gochujang)
  • 4 Tablespoons Water
5 steps
  1. MAKE THE SPICY SAUCE

    Ingredients used

    • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
    • 4 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
    • 1 Teaspoon Salt
    • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
    • 2 Tablespoons Korean Chili Paste (Gochujang)
    • 4 Tablespoons Water

    Combine the ingredients for the spicy sauce and set aside.

  2. PREP YOUR INGREDIENTS

    Ingredients used

    • 3 Ounces Spinach
    • 1 Small Onion
    • 1 Carrot
    • 2 Cloves Garlic

    Peel and cut the onion and carrot into thin slices. Mince the garlic. Trim the ends of the spinach. Blanch spinach in a pot of boiling water for 1-2 minutes. Rinse under cold water and squeeze out excess liquid. Cut the spinach into 2-inch pieces and set aside.

  3. PREP THE NOODLES

    Ingredients used

    • 14 Ounces Korean Potato Starch Vermicelli Noodles
    • 6 Tablespoons Sesame Oil

    Cook the vermicelli noodles in a large pot of boiling water for 7-8 minutes. Drain off excess water and use a pair of scissors to make a couple cuts in the noodles. Add 2-3 tablespoons of sesame oil into the cooked vermicelli noodles to prevent the noodles from sticking together.

  4. MAKE THE JAPCHAE

    Ingredients used

    • 1 Package Impossible Burger

    Add 3 tablespoons of sesame oil in a frying pan over high heat. Sauté garlic, onion and carrot for 3-5 minutes until tender. Crumble in Impossible Burger and cook for 5-7 minutes until brown. Add in the cooked noodles, spinach and spicy sauce. Stir fry until all the ingredients are heated through.

  5. SERVE, SHARE, AND ENJOY

    Ingredients used

    • 4 Teaspoons Toasted Sesame Seeds

    Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Makes 4 portions.