Annyeonghaseyo! I’m such a fan of Korean culture… the koreanovelas, the fashion, beauty products, and most especially the food. But trying to cook Korean food is a bit intimidating for me since I have such limited cooking skills. A product like Chap Chae McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mix Starter Kit is just perfect for me.
The pack comes with sesame oil, Chap Chae seasoning, and noodles.
At the back of the package is a list of additional ingredients and instructions how to put it all together. You need spinach leaves, thinly sliced carrot strips, thinly sliced sirloin, and sliced shitake mushrooms as well. We used up our shitake, so had to improvised with canned mushrooms. It’s also an acceptable replacement just in case shitakes are not available.
I sauteed my beef, carrots, and mushroom in oil. While I was letting my beef cook, I boiled the noodles for 5 minutes and rinsed it in cold water after. I also disolved the seasoning mix in 1/4 cup of water. I mixed this in the sautee mixture along with the spinach and noodles. Wait until the spinach is a bit wilted and that’s it!
Professional looking Chap Chae that the whole family can enjoy. The pack serves 4… but I think for us it’s just good for 3!
It was a complete and healthy meal done in minutes. No stress! My kids love noodles and pasta, so this is one thing I think I will start stocking in my pantry for those I-don’t-know-what-to-cook-for-dinner moments.
Here’s some recommendations:
- Hubby loves a bit of crunch, he suggests adding peanuts next time. I know, it’s not a Korean thing, but could be a nice touch.
- I should have sliced the beef even thinner and in strips.
- I want to add more sesame seeds next time. There’s already sesame seeds in the seasoning mix, but I prefer my chap chae with more sesame seeds.
All in all, this Chap Chae Mc Corming Noodle and Seasoning Mix is a success in our household. As you can see, our Robin approves! You should try it too and let me know what you think!
McCorming Noodle and Seasoning Mix Starter Kit is available in your suking grocery stores!