Korean cooking ingredients

Starch noodles

Dangmyeon 당면

These noodles are made from sweet potato starch and are nearly transparent after they’ve been cooked. They’re essential for making japchae.

starch noodles

Korean style starch noodles

starch noodles (Dangmyeon)

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12 Comments:

  1. Kavanaru France My profile page joined 1/10
    Posted May 26th, 2012 at 3:09 am | # |

    My Korean friends in Germany used “sweet potatoes vermicelli” for their Jobchae… Are this the same noodles? I ask because I had never found SPV anymore since I left Germany and has been using Mung Bean Noodles for my Jobchae all this time… but yesterday I visited a “(for me) newly discovered” Asian shop near my new residence in France and voila there I have SPV again… :-)

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted May 26th, 2012 at 1:52 pm | # |

      “sweet potatoes vermicelli” for their Jobchae” yes, sweet potato starch noodles will work well, too. “yesterday I visited a “(for me) newly discovered” Asian shop near my new residence” I know how you felt! excited!

      • Kavanaru France My profile page joined 1/10
        Posted May 26th, 2012 at 6:32 pm | # |

        Oh yeah… Really excited :-) I thought there were no Asian shops around here… It is very nice, but unfortunately do not have many Korean and Japanese products…

  2. Oumsker Washington, DC My profile page joined 6/10
    Posted July 6th, 2010 at 3:07 am | # |

    In your Japchae (stir fried noodles with vegetables)tutorial…I think the noodle looks different from starch noodle pictures on this page. It’s similar to the Japanese Shiratake noodle to me. Do koreans eat that as well? If so, what do you call it?

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted July 6th, 2010 at 6:55 am | # |

      It’s called “dangmyeon”: 당면 in Korean. I always use these noodles when I make japchae.

  3. sirdanilot
    Posted January 4th, 2010 at 12:27 pm | # |

    These are apparently made of sweet potato starch. However, here a noodle made from Mung Bean Starch is very easily available(called glass noodle) – is it possible to use these instead of dangmyeon?

  4. Anonymous
    Posted October 6th, 2009 at 3:58 am | # |

    is it only available in korean stores?

  5. Fred
    Posted August 10th, 2009 at 4:30 am | # |

    Hello,

    Did you know how to make the starch noodle (homemade)?
    Thx for advance
    Fred

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted August 10th, 2009 at 6:49 am | # |

      no, I didn’t and I don’t! : ) I always buy it at a store and have never thought about making it.


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