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Zhajiangmian—Minced Pork Noodles
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Chinese Minced Pork Noodles--Zha Jiang Mian
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: noodles, pork
Servings: 8 -10 servings of noodles
Calories: 202 kcal
Author: Elaine
Ingredients
Side vegetables, adjust the amount accordingly
  • fresh cucumber as needed ,shredded
  • carrots as needed ,shredded
  • scallion white as needed ,shredded
Pork Sauce
  • 400 g minced pork ,or diced pork belly
  • 1 inch root ginger ,finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic ,minced
  • 2-3 tbsp. yellow bean paste ,see Note 1
  • 1-1.5 tbsp. sweet wheat paste ,tianmianjiang
  • 300 ml warm water
  • 1 tbsp. cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
Instructions
  1. Add around 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in pan and fry the diced pork until withered and slightly browned. This is the process why we say it is “fried” sauce. Pour in Chinese cooking wine for a more pure taste. Move the pork to the edges of the pan, add garlic and ginger, fry over slow fire until aromatic. Slow down the fire, otherwise the ginger and garlic might be burnt.
  2. Pour in our mixed sauce, dark soy sauce and let it simmer for 15 minutes over slowest fire. Mix in sugar. If necessary, turn up the fire and thicken the sauce slightly.
  3. Blanch shredded carrot for around 30 seconds and cook the noodles according to the instruction. Top the sauce and serve immediately. Since this is a dry-mixed noodle dish, I high recommend matching it with a warm soup.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

The paste is quite salty, if you want a lighter taste, use 2 tablespoons of yellow bean paste and 1 tablespoon of Tian Mian Jiang. For those who wants a stronger taste, use 3 tablespoons of yellow bean paste and 1.5 tablespoon of Tian Mian Jiang.

The pork gravy itself can be refrigerated in airtight container for around 1 week.

Nutrition Facts
Zhajiangmian—Minced Pork Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 527mg 22%
Potassium 186mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 8.6%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.