Korean Sweet Potato Noodles
Korean Sweet Potato Noodles (Tang Myun) are often called glass noodles. They are the base ingredient in many Korean noodle dishes, notably japchae, which is arguably Korea's national dish. Cooked for about 6 minutes and rinsed thoroughly, these noodles are slippery and have a very nice chewy texture. They take on the flavour and colour of their sauce, which in the case of japchae is a beautiful, mahogany-coloured concoction of 3 parts soy sauce, 3 parts gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste) and 1 part toasted sesame oil.