NEW YORK (WLNY) — The Midtown Manhattan restaurant Michael‘s is the place for the power plays in the media to do lunch or dinner.

A big reason why? The food is great.

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Michael’s owner Michael McCarty and executive chef Kyung Up Lim visited The Couch to prepare one of the restaurant’s signature dishes, Vegetable Jap Chae. Find the recipe below.


3 tbsp. canola oil
2 cups julienned carrots
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 cups thinly sliced onions
1 cup julienned red bell pepper
1 cup julienned mushrooms, shitake
1 clove garlic, minced
16 oz. dried Korean sweet potato noodles (calleddangmyeon), soaked in boiling hot water until al dente
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup light brown sugar

1/4 honey or agave

2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
2 tbsp. thinly sliced scallions
1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds


Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a 12″ skillet over medium-high heat; add carrots. Season with salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until half-tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; repeat with 1 tbsp. oil, onions, peppers, and mushrooms. Add soy sauce, honey, and  sugar; cook until sugar dissolves. Pour over vegetables in bowl, addnoodles and sesame seed oil, and toss. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.

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