Jin Vegetarian Recipe

Hi there Posse. Off topic today. You may or may not know that Jin is an unbelievably excellent cook. Here is a recipe he created by amalgamating the bits he loved about four different recipes and then making sure that there were no animal products. Depending on your definitions and the products you choose this can be either vegetarian or vegan. When we have vegetarians to dinner this is their meal but we also serve it as a side salad with a range of meat dishes just because it is freaking awesome.

It’s easy, cheap and so different to most things that vegetarians get offered at dinner parties. A bowl of it alone is incredibly filling and also fulfilling.

Also, Jin is very hands on with his food. I promise he has washed those hands very well.

Jin Vegetarian Recipe

Jin Vegetarian Recipe

Salad Ingredients
Sweet potato noodle (300g)
Dried mushroom (can get from Asian supermarket)
Asian spinach

Jin Vegetarian Recipe

Sauce Ingredients
(mix all together)
10 TBS soy sauce
6 TBS sugar
6 TBS sesame oil
1 TBS sesame seeds
2 tsp diced garlic
1 tsp gound pepper

  1. Soak dried mushrooms in bowl of water till they get soft (about 1 hour). You MUST do step 1 before starting anything else so it will be ready by the time you finish the prep for others.
  2. Julienne carrots, onions, capsicum

Jin Vegetarian Recipe
4. Quickly stir fry the vegetables separately with pinch of salt. Don’t over cook, the crispness gives the texture.
5. Cut off the spinach roots, wash and blanche (pop in boiling water till it wilts) then lightly hand squeeze excess water out
6. Spinach is then into quarters like an X (photo), mix with pinch of salt and 1 tsp sesame oil.

Jin Vegetarian Recipe
7. Hand squeeze most of the water out from mushrooms, mix 3 TBS of water and 6 TBS of sauce, stir fry until mushroom cooked
8. Boil noodles for 5 minutes, drain and wash with cold water. Cut them into 6-12 inch lengths.

9. Place noodles into pan and 10 TBS of sauce then cook till noodles absorb the sauce. (looks a bit shiny with sesame oil coating). Let them cool a little.
10. Put everything into a big bowl and mix all of the ingredients.
11. Ready. Can be eaten hot or cold.


We’ll be back to regular perfumed transmissions next week. I hope you enjoy the sideways turn todays post took.

If you liked this Patty did a Burnt Sugar Cake Recipe here in Perfume Posse

Hugs and love,

Portia xxx

  • Charlene says:

    Vegetarian japchae!

  • Pam says:

    Sounds delicious! Now to find sweet potato noodles…..

    • Portia Turbo says:

      I hope you’ve got an Asian grocery nearby. If you’re there and they have Choco Pie, you might also want to buy a box of them. YUMMERS!
      Portia xx

  • March says:

    Yummmmmmm…. this is the sort of thing I could eat all summer long, thanks!

  • SonomaVelvet says:

    Yay! That looks amazing and delicious. Thanks Portia and Jin. Off to look for sweet potato noodles…. new to me.

  • Musette says:

    that looks amazing!!! with a moo-shu feel to it (dunno how y’all spell it but that’s how we roll here in the Midwest:-) – I have never used Sweet Potato Noodles – but you can betcher bippy I’m going to try them now!

    Give Jin my love, honeybunch! Miss you both like Ka-RAZAY!!! xoxoxo

    • Portia Turbo says:

      Hey Musette,
      Jin asked if you would read this.
      Yeah, it’s been a long time since we hung in LA in 2013 and then Chicago 2014. We do hope to come back to the USA as soon as it gets…… you know.
      I hope you can get the ingredients where you are and that you love it. Perfect summer fare.
      Portia xx

  • Gina T. says:

    Wow! I have missed you and Jin. So good to see you sharing your love again!

    • Portia Turbo says:

      Hi there GinaT,
      He’s so cute. It’s really cool for him and he’s told everyone but he’s also massively introverted. It’s a curious dichotomy.
      Portia xx

  • Francesca B says:

    Looks yummy! Thank you, Portia and Jin! ????

  • rosarita313 says:

    Yum, that looks delicious and uncomplicated, if I can find the ingredients I’ll make it.

    • Portia Turbo says:

      Hi Rosarita313,
      If you have an Asian supermarket nearby, show them the picture of ingredients. They will definitely have similar sweet potato noodles and dried mushrooms.
      Portia xx

  • Tara C says:

    Never heard of sweet potato noodles, I will need to check out the local Asian market. Thanks!

    • Portia Turbo says:

      Welcome TaraC,
      They will definitely have them. I prefer the cheaper ones, they are easier to bite through because they’re a little thicker & softer. None are yucky though.
      Portia xx

  • Bee says:

    Thank you. Sounds absolutely delicious!

    • Portia Turbo says:

      It is delicious Bee. The whole house smells so gorgeous when he makes it and when it’s presented the table always WOWs.
      Portia x