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Jjajangmyeon - Korean Noodles with Pork and Black Bean Sauce

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Today we're making my version of Jjajangmyeon. It's a Korean wheat noodle bowl with a pork and black bean sauce that's derived from a Chinese dish called zhajiangmian. There's an instant version of this dish called "Chapaghetti" that's quite popular in the grocery store, but to me it tastes awful. The real thing is very tasty and relatively inexpensive to prepare and perfect for weekday cooking. Let's cook Jjajangmyeon!
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Pork/Ground pork 8 Ounce, diced
  Carrot 1 Cup (16 tbs), diced
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), diced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Shaoxing wine 2 Tablespoon
  Black bean sauce 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon, mixed with water
  Brown sugar 1 Teaspoon
For noodles
  Chow mein noodles/Instant ramen noodles 1⁄2 Packet
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
To serve
  Cucumber 1⁄2 , julienned (For garnishing)

1. In a wok on high heat, add and heat the oil. Add in the onion and garlic and stir fry for about 2 minutes.
2. After 2 minutes, add carrots and stir fry for another 2 minutes.
3. Once the carrots are slightly cooked, make space in the center of the wok for the pork. Add the pork pieces in the center and pour the shaoxing cooking wine around the wok until it sizzles.
4. Mix all the ingredients until well combined and cook it for about 15 minutes until the pork pieces are no longer pink.
5. Add black bean sauce, mix well and cook it for another 2 minutes.
6. Pour in the chicken stock, mix well and simmer the mixture for about 2 - 3 minutes or until the pork is done.
7. Pour in the cornstarch, mix well and let the mixture thicken for about 3 minutes.
8. Add in the brown sugar, mix well and cook for a minute and turn off the heat.
9. For the noodles: In a pot of boiling hot salted water, add in the noodles and cook for about 2 - 3 minutes and drain well once they are cooked.

10. Take a large serving bowl, add the cooked noodles and top it one side with the pork and black bean sauce and the other side with freshly julienned cucumber. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1125 Calories from Fat 514

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 60 g92.4%

Saturated Fat 9 g45.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 78.4 mg26.1%

Sodium 2018.2 mg84.1%

Total Carbohydrates 105 g35.1%

Dietary Fiber 8.4 g33.5%

Sugars 12.6 g

Protein 41 g81.9%

Vitamin A 214.8% Vitamin C 20.9%

Calcium 9.1% Iron 44.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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