I like to lay out all my ingredients before I start cooking. It makes me feel like Julia Child or maybe Rachel Ray or something....
I soak my dried shitake mushrooms at least 30 minutes if not longer.
Chop your green onions, carrots and garlic....
I like to make my sauce the night before when I'm making the marinade for the bulgogi. It really saves time on the day I'm making it.
Chapchae is made with noodles made out of sweet potato starch. All you do is put them in boiling water for 10 minutes.
Drain them, rinse them and snip them.
First you put in the garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, mushrooms, green onions and carrots.
Next you add the spinach leaves.
They wilt very quickly.
After cooking the Bulgoki you add it to the noodles and vegetables.
Finally, add the sauce.
A little trick I have is after pan frying I put the yaki mandu on a cookie sheet and broil for a few minutes. This makes them nice and crispy.
The batter goes together very quickly and is almost fail proof!