Japche is the newest item in our sushi case, and it’s getting rave reviews. Japche is a traditional Korean dish made with sweet potato noodles. We chatted with Sujin Han, whose company, Sujin Sushi, makes our sushi, about the dish.
Sujin Han has been making sushi since 1999—twenty years! She started with a “Grab & Go” sushi company but wanted to learn more about sushi, so she became a sushi chef at Akai Hana in 2000. She knew she had found her calling, and in 2001, she decided to start her own company. She started working with Weaver Street in 2004, and has been our sushi chef ever since.
Sujin told us, “I felt very lucky to work with Weaver Street because [Sujin Sushi] fits with Weaver Street’s vision of always working hard to provide the best quality foods and, as a company, helping the locals. That’s what we are aiming for: achieving our goals of giving people not only healthy but exotic food experiences. I believe that food is culture, and learning about culture is understanding others, from different places than where we are from. That learning brings us unity, peace, togetherness, and happiness.”
All About Japche
Japchae is a traditional Korean dish of stir-fried glass noodles and vegetables. The noodles of our japche are made from sweet potato starch, so they are gluten-free. Sujin tops the japche with assorted vegetables, soy chicken, and mushrooms, and seasons it with soy sauce (also gluten-free) and sesame oil.
Centuries ago, japche was a royal dish, and now it is a popular celebration dish on special occasions. It is easy to prepare for parties and potlucks, can be used as a side dish or main dish, and is flexible to serve: it can be eaten warm, at room temperature, or cold. Now we’ve prepared it for you, ready-to-eat in our café or at home.
Try It Today
The japche is sold in our Grab & Go case along with Sujin’s power bowls, sushi rolls, and other sushi. We recommend serving it warm, which makes the noodles softer. Microwave the japche for two minutes and enjoy!