Recipes - Chinese

Zha Jiang Mian (Minced Pork Noodles)


A mere mention of zhajiangmian takes anyone back to Beijing. A simple dish consisting of thick wheat noodles topped with minced pork with zhajiang sauce, this deeply flavourful bowl of comfort is so popular that it is found across the country and way beyond.
Cooking Time: < 15mins
Serves:2
Total time: 15mins - 30mins
Course: Main
Cook Method: Stir-Fry
Cuisine: Chinese









Ingredients:

500g fresh noodles
side vegetables (adjust the amount accordingly)
fresh cucumber as needed (shredded)
carrots as needed (shredded)
spring onions white as needed (chopped)

Pork gravy

400g minced pork (highly recommend using minced pork with fat, not pure lean meat)
4 shitake mushrooms (finely chopped)
3cm root ginger (finely chopped)
5 green spring onions (finely chopped)
1½ tbsp sweet bean sauce (not a dessert, named as tianmianjiang in Chinese)
1½ tbsp soybean paste
⅓ cup water
1 ½ tbsp oil




Steps:
  1. In a small bowl, combine water, sweet bean paste and soybean paste well and set aside.
  2. Heat up around ½ tbsp cooking oil in wok, stir fry finely chopped ginger, green onion, pork, mushroom and scallion until almost cooked(when the pork starts to change colour). Transfer out.
  3. Heat up 1 tbsp of oil again; pour the sauce prepared in step 1. Bring all the content to a boiling. Return stir fried pork.
  4. Slow down the fire to simmer for around 10 mins. Turn up the fire to thicken the sauce. Stir occasionally during the process.
  5. Cook carrot shreds in boiling water for around 1 min. Transfer out;
  6. Cook fresh noodles in boiled water for 5 mins or follow the instruction on the package.
  7. Transfer the noodles to serving bowls and lay side vegetables firstly and then the sauce. Garnish with some green onions and serve immediately.
  8. Mix well with the gravy before enjoying.

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Zha Jiang Mian (Minced Pork Noodles)

Zha Jiang Mian (Minced Pork Noodles)

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A mere mention of zhajiangmian takes anyone back to Beijing. A simple dish consisting of thick wheat noodles topped with minced pork with zhajiang sauce, this deeply flavourful bowl of comfort is so popular that it is found across the country and way beyond.

Cooking Time: < 15mins
Serves: 2
Total time: 15mins - 30mins
Course: Main
Cook Method: Stir-Fry
Cuisine: Chinese
Ingredients

500g fresh noodles
side vegetables (adjust the amount accordingly)
fresh cucumber as needed (shredded)
carrots as needed (shredded)
spring onions white as needed (chopped)

Pork gravy

400g minced pork (highly recommend using minced pork with fat, not pure lean meat)
4 shitake mushrooms (finely chopped)
3cm root ginger (finely chopped)
5 green spring onions (finely chopped)
1½ tbsp sweet bean sauce (not a dessert, named as tianmianjiang in Chinese)
1½ tbsp soybean paste
⅓ cup water
1 ½ tbsp oil

Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine water, sweet bean paste and soybean paste well and set aside.
  2. Heat up around ½ tbsp cooking oil in wok, stir fry finely chopped ginger, green onion, pork, mushroom and scallion until almost cooked(when the pork starts to change colour). Transfer out.
  3. Heat up 1 tbsp of oil again; pour the sauce prepared in step 1. Bring all the content to a boiling. Return stir fried pork.
  4. Slow down the fire to simmer for around 10 mins. Turn up the fire to thicken the sauce. Stir occasionally during the process.
  5. Cook carrot shreds in boiling water for around 1 min. Transfer out;
  6. Cook fresh noodles in boiled water for 5 mins or follow the instruction on the package.
  7. Transfer the noodles to serving bowls and lay side vegetables firstly and then the sauce. Garnish with some green onions and serve immediately.
  8. Mix well with the gravy before enjoying.

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