This is a vegetarian noodle salad called Jap Chae in Korea. You can serve it hot or chilled, as a main or a side dish. Delicious!
Few missing ingredients in this, Beef for example is important, Beaten eggs thats sliced thinly is another missing ingredient. Asparagus is not included in the traditional receipe either. Koreans eat this dish when there is something to celebrate or they are entertaining guests. - 31 Jan 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Mmmm... I love the flavor - salty, sweet and pungent. I used Korean sweet potato starch noodles - I don't know that is the same as the recipe. I used a whole onion & I was too lazy to cut match-stick carrots, so I shredded them instead (that might have made them a little wet, but it was still good). I used spinach instead of asparagus & fresh mushrooms instead of dried shiitake. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing! - 23 Feb 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Forgot to soak the mushrooms so I left them out. Also swapped blanched spinach for the asparagus and tossed in a few leftover sprouts. - 16 Jun 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)