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Hi Guys! Nicole from Bonberi here. I run a plant-based convenience store in NYC and develop recipes and content on Bonberi.com. Growing up with a Korean mom and Jewish American dad, the flavors were always so varied and vibrant. One dish stands out from my childhood– Jap Chae. A super simple stir-fried noodle dish that I ate countless times as a kid, whether at home or out at a restaurant. It never occurred to me that these noodles weren’t common until I went to college! Now as a mom of two little ones, I make this on the regular for my kids. It’s such a quick dish and also packed with vegetables (you can use whatever you have on hand). The recipe below is an “adult-ified” version with crunchy raw vegetables and tangy kimchi to help boost digestion and eliminate bloating. The best part about this dish, it’s totally gluten and grain-free since the noodles are made purely of sweet potato starch. I hope you enjoy!

Bonberi Jap Chae

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving


Bonberi Jap Chae

  • 1/2 bag bag of sweet potato starch noodles cooked as directed on bag
  • 1 large carrot peeled and julienned
  • 1/2 large yellow onion sliced thin
  • 1 cup of shiitake mushrooms destemmed and sliced thin
  • 4 cups of spinach it will wilt down
  • 4 large scallions roots discarded and chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of avocado oil
  • 4 tablespoons Tamari Sauce or depending on flavor
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds for garnish

For serving:

  • Romaine
  • Baby cucumbers
  • Avocado
  • Kimchi


  • In a large pan, heat avocado oil.
  • Add sliced onions and sauce until soft but not browned.
  • Add carrots, mushrooms and bell pepper. Saute until slightly tender but not too soft.
  • Add cooked noodles and spinach and mix so veggies are combined throughout.
  • Pour in Tamari sauce and rice vinegar. The glass noodles will take on a light brown color. When fully brown, saute for another 2 minutes and turn off heat.
  • Drizzle sesame oil over the noodles and mix well.
  • Season more as preferred with sea salt and sprinkle over sesame seeds and scallions.
  • Serve in bowls over chopped romaine, sliced baby cucumbers, kimchi and avocado or any of your fave raw veg!
Recipe contributed by Nicole Berrie of Bonberi.

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