Chap Chae Beef Stir Fry

    55 mins

    A Korean style noodle dish made with meat and vegetables.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons (45ml) soya sauce
    • 1 tablespoon (5ml) sesame oil
    • 4 shallots, finely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 150g beef sirloin steak, thinly sliced
    • 2 tablespoons (30ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 medium carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup drained sliced bamboo shoots
    • 250g chinese cabbage, sliced
    • ½ bunch chopped fresh spinach
    • 100g cellophane noodles, soaked in warm water
    • 2 tablespoons (30ml) soya sauce
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

    Prep:35min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine 1 tablespoon (15ml) soya sauce, sesame oil, shallots, garlic, sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir in the sliced sirloin and marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes.
    2. Heat a wok or large frypan over medium-high heat, then drizzle with oil. Stir fry steak until evenly brown. Stir in carrots, bamboo shoots, chinese cabbage, and spinach.
    3. Add cellophane noodles, remaining soya sauce, sugar, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium, and cook until heated through.

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    Traditionally, bamboo shoots are not used in korean cooking. I advice subsititing the bamboo shoots for shitake mushrooms. Also, I would add yellow onions in addition to the green onions and more garlic. We Koreans incorporate a lot of garlic in our cooking. I do not usually add nappa cabbage to my version, but it is nice to add for the additional color.  -  10 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this is not the correct way to make the original recipe. instead of napa cabbage and bamboo shoots try fresh(boiled) or frozen spinach drained with a little sesame oil on it... and adivce is to slighty sautee the veges before adding them to the noodles.. and it looks prettier if the carrots are cut into veritcal pieces.. and sauteed onions with this dish wouldnt be bad.. lol personally i love it the way my momma makes it ^^~  -  23 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I work in a Korean run restaurant and every once in a while, my bosses mom makes Chap Chae. It's my most favourite Korean dish. This is a very good recipe, the only thing I changed was I used sweet potato noodles instead of the cellophane noodles.  -  17 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)