Janchi GukSu (잔치 국수) or Korean Banquet Noodles with Clams

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Ingredients

  • 4
    oz dried shiitake mushrooms
    caps and stems
  • 8
    2" white parts and roots of fresh scallions
    optional
  • 1
    oz dashima or kelp
    20 g
  • 8
    Dried Anchovies
  • 8-10
    Manilla clams
  • 6
    fresh shiitake mushroom caps
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • 2
    fresh scallion
    green part
  • 1/4
    medium onion
  • 4
    oz zucchini
  • 4
    oz Carrots
  • 4 squares
    roasted gim
    for garnish
  • 1/2
    teaspoon neutral cooking oil like avocado oil
  • 1/2
    teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2
    teaspoon neutral cooking oil like avocado oil
  • 1/2
    teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2
    eggs
    beaten
  • 1/2
    teaspoon sea salt
  • 1
    teaspoon Sempio soup soy sauce (guk ganjang)
  • 1/2
    teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4
    servings Somyeon or thin wheat (or rice) noodles

Instructions

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Janchi GukSu (잔치국수) or Banquet Noodles is a Korean noodle soup that is usually served on special occasions like weddings, milestone birthdays like 60th, 70th, or 80th celebrations to signify longevity. This soothing noodle soup is also called 'Somyeon' b
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Remove the gut - the black part in the belly - from 8 Dried Anchovies and discard. To a medium size pot with a lid, add the cleaned anchovies, 1 oz dashima or kelp (20 g), 4 oz dried shiitake mushrooms (caps and stems), and 8 2" white parts and roots of
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Clean 8-10 Manilla clams with a small brush, and soak them in cold water until needed. If you can’t find Manila clams, smallest little neck clams will be fine too.
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After the broth has simmered and reduced to 4 cups, drain the broth over a strainer. Discard the kelp and anchovies. Reserve the mushrooms. Put the pot back on the stovetop, add the strained broth, and 2 cups cold water to keep warm on low heat.
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Julienne 4 oz Carrots, 4 oz zucchini, and 6 fresh shiitake mushroom caps. Finely chop 2 fresh scallion (green part). Slice 1/4 medium onion and crush 2 cloves garlic. P.S. After the broth simmers, take out the cooked shiitake mushroom caps and slice the
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Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat. Add about 1/2 teaspoon neutral cooking oil like avocado oil to the pan and spread it around the pan’s side and bottom with paper towel to lightly coat the pan. Absorb any extra oil. Gently pour the 2 eggs (beaten) to
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Add onions, garlic, and clams to the broth in the pot. Increase the heat to medium-high heat and bring the pot to boil. Once boiled, lower the heat to very low-heat. Season with 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper and 1 teaspoon Sempio
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Cook 4 servings Somyeon or thin wheat (or rice) noodles according to the package. Cook until they are slightly undercooked. Because the noodles are thin, it may take only 3-5 minutes to cook so stir frequently and add cold water to the pot when the bubble
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Remove the onion slices with a strainer. Ladle about 1 to 1 1/2 cup of broth to each bowl with noodles. Top the noodles each vegetable, egg ribbons, and garnish with scallions, gim, and clams. Enjoy slurping your banquet noodles or JanChi GukSu (잔치국수)! 맛있
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Janchi GukSu (잔치국수) or Banquet Noodles is a Korean noodle soup that is usually served on special occasions like weddings, milestone birthdays like 60th, 70th, or 80th celebrations to signify longevity. This soothing noodle soup is also called 'Somyeon' b