making japchae : a favorite korean dish

This is the start of one of my favorite Korean dishes, japchea (pronounced like "chop-che"), a mild noodle dish packed with veggies and beef.

I documented the recent preparation of a big batch -- really helps to work with a giant bowl -- so you can get a sense of the steps. And here's a good recipe. It's not too tricky, but a bit time consuming since all the veggies need to be precooked and chopped before mixed in with the Vermicelli noodles. Mix all that in with soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and sesame seeds and serve room temp. So so delicious!