Sunday, August 15, 2010

My Love, Jap-chae

First of all, Jap-chae is not a person. So, if you're wondering who the heck Jap-chae is, lemme tell you that I'd have to disappoint you kao kao because I'm merely referring to NOT a person but some sorta dish.

Jap-chae is written as 잡채 in Korean and it means stir fried noodles with vegetables. The noodles are not of normal mee goreng or bee hoon goreng we had outside - it's just DIFFERENT from what Malaysia has.

Craps - I talk too much - no, I explained to much. Let's move on to the pictures.

Now you know what kinda noodles I've used for jap-chae. Glass noodles.

When you've opened the packaging, what you will see inside is just typically like our version of bee hoon but then... when I tried to break it, it just wouldn't budge. It felt so springy mad.

I tried to bengkok it, but to no avail also. It just wouldn't break at all - refer to picture above. Normally, you can't do that to our local version of dried bee hoon or glass noodles. Korean glass noodles are amazingly springy.

You'd need to boil the noodles for up to 5 to 7 minutes in order to make it edible. Then, wash it run cold running tap water. After a while, you need to cut it into smaller pieces because you don't want to be seen ugly while slurping the long pieces of noodles, right? LOLX!

I was in the mood for cooking but when I checked out the remaining ingredients in the fridge, I realized there wasn't any beef, poultry or anything in it - hence, I had to resort to hotdogs. I know it's unhealthy but better than none.

So, that was my take for preparing jap-chae. I know from the picture, it doesn't look much appetizing but believe me, even my stupid cerewet sister said it tasted good! Hahaha... I'm blowing my own trumpet right now.

Anyway, that was what I've did, how about you?

1 comment:

simply Ed said...

finally you cooked it! remember for you only