Liangfen is one type of Jelly noodles which are quite popular in western part of China. Generally, Liangfen is made with starch, pea starch, sweet potato starch or mung bean starch. I am using mung bean starch to make mung bean jelly noodles. They have crystal appearance and taste smooth and cool.
There is a famous dish in Sichuan province named as Beichuan Liangfen. It is featured by the spicy taste. People even nick name this dish as sad Liangfen. If you feel sad, go and taste it, then your sadness will go with wind since it is too spicy so that all the feeling you have is spicy taste.
In this recipe, I am sharing basic steps to make Liangfen or Chinese Jelly noodles at home but I change the seasoning a little bit-replacing traditional Sichuan red oil with Laoganma chili sauce Black Bean Chilli Sauce. The later one is much mild. If you ever have a chance to visit any part of Sichuan province like Chengdu, try it and I just want to wish you good luck.
- You need to mix the starch with water and set aside for minutes until they are well combined.
- Before pouring the mixture into the boiling water, stir the mixture once again in case the starch is settled to the bottom.
- 1 cup mung bean starch (around 120g)
- 4 and 1/2 cup water, divided
In a large bowl, mung bean starch with 1 cup of water. Set aside until they are well combined.
In a pot, boil the left 3 and ½ cups of water in a larger pot. Turn down the fire firstly and then stir the starch mixture in slowly. Gently stir during pouring. Heat until the mixture turns transparent.
Transfer out and cool down completely.
Then cut into small strips. Mix well with the salad dressing.
- 1 cup Mung bean starch (around 120g)
- 4 and ½ cup water, divided
- 2 tbsp. Szechuan style chili oil
- 2 tbsp. black vinegar
- 1 tbsp. sesame oil
- ½ tsp. sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp. Sichuan peppercorn powder or oil (optional)
- 2 tbsp. light soy sauce
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp. minced green onion
- 1 tbsp. minced coriander
- In a large bowl, mung bean starch with 1 cup of water. Set aside until they are well combined.
- In a pot, boil the left 3 and ½ cups of water in a larger pot. Turn down the fire firstly and then stir the starch mixture in slowly. Gently stir during pouring. Heat until the mixture turns transparent.
- Transfer out and cool down completely.
- Then cut into small strips.
- Place chopped garlic and half of the green onion in a bowl.Heat oil until hot. Pour the hot oil over the garlic. Mix all the other seasonings in.
- Mix well with all the seasoning and enjoy!