11 Reviews

I really enjoyed this dish. I used premium tamari soy sauce and it was a little bit salty so next time I'll use a little bit less soy sauce. Other than that, it was very tasty and very much like the restaurant made chap chae.

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chefp August 18, 2006

Great recipe! My boyfriend is Korean and after he tasted it he said it was almost as good as his mother's...which is a high compliment! I did use the traditional sweet potato noodles that you can buy at an Asian food market, which have to be cooked longer. I also like to shave pieces of carrot off the root with a parer- they cook faster. Oh, and I had run out of sugar and so I used honey and a little cayenne, and I've made it since with white sugar but find that the honey-cayenne combo is much more flavorful. Thanks!

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Birdgie May 07, 2006

This was pretty good! I bet adding the snow peas would add a nice crunch to this dish. I added 1/2 cup chopped green onions and some chili oil for spiciness. This would be yummy served with korean kalbi shortribs and kimchi!! Thanks!

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Japanese Delight March 22, 2006

I really wanted to love this...I really wanted to be able to make chapchae at home instead of going to my favorite Korean lunch buffet but...Way too much soy (tamari or otherwise) and way too much sesame oil (which I love BTW)! It did not work, ended up throwing away most of it...too bad really...do some research online first before attempting...every other recipe uses way less of the seasonings.

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georgeweezie_8318418 August 15, 2011

I've made this dish twice and everyone went crazy over it. Pretty easy to make, too.

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aireeuh April 03, 2011

Excellent easy recipe! I made it for a special dinner with a good friend of mine and she loved it! I cut back a lot on the sesame oil because I only had the dark oil and I'm not very fond of the taste of it. So I used just a tiny bit in the saute with olive oil, and then a shy tablespoon in the sauce. I also just mixed the sauce in a bowl by hand with the soy sauce, sugar, little bit of sesame, and 1tbs of jarred chopped garlic in olive oil. I really liked this recipe and am so glad to have it in hand, thanks spatchcock!

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lolablitz January 21, 2011

Very good and easy recipe. I used carrots, broccoli, onions and spinach as my veggies. I doubled the sauce as suggested. Thanks for the recipe.

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Cilantro in Canada August 16, 2009

Fantastic flavor. This recipe came together beautifully and it tasted great. I had to substitute honey for all of the sugar and I added some pork for additional protein. I also added chile paste with sweet basil instead of cayenne. This will be added to the book of recipes to eat often! Thanks so much for sharing!

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WasabiWill August 02, 2009

Good recipe! I would recommend using the real Korean "daeng myun" for the noodles. Also, I tweaked it a bit due to what I had: 1) Instead of tamari I used a RATIO of 3/4 soy sauce:1/4 water and added about 1 tbs extra sugar. 2) I lowered the amount of sesame oil by half because I only have the dark Asian sesame oil. I also added more veggies to suit my family's taste. However, It's a great base recipe that I'm sure would taste great as is, especially for beginning Korean cooks. Delicious!!

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Emily Han May 04, 2009

Very tasty! I used to get this all the time at Korean restaurants, now I know how to make my own and it tastes just like it, if not better than theirs! Thanks!

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Kainoa&Kehaulani January 23, 2008
Korean-Style Noodles With Vegetables (Chap Chae)