Zha Jiang Mian Recipe Beijing Fried Sauce Noodle

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Zha Jiang Mian also is known as ” fried sauce noodles” is a Chinese noodle dish with soybean paste as the main flavors. Zha Jiang sauce is made with ground meat, can be pork or beef, with fermented bean paste and aromatic spices. 

Zha Jiang Mian Recipe Beijing Fried Noodle Sauce

Do you know? Beijing Zha Jiang Mian is not originated from Beijing

Although Zha Jiang Mian is made famous in Beijing, it is actually originated from Shan Dong province. It was said that during the Qing dynasty, one Imperial Eunuch smell a pleasant aroma, and he followed the smell and found this noodle. The chef of the noodle restaurant was brought back to the palace in Beijing and thus Zha Jiang Mian rose to frame in Beijing.

Zha Jiang Mian Recipe Beijing Fried Sauce Noodle

Zha Jiang Mian Variation

Zha Jiang Mian evolves alongside local culture, in China as well as overseas, there is difference flavor profile of Zha Jiang Mian for;

  • Shandong – sweet bean sauce (Tian Mian Sauce),
  • Beijing – Yellow Soybean Paste,
  • Tianjin – Bean Paste,
  • Guangdong – Hoisin Sauce,
  • Sichuan – Dou Ban Sauce,
  • Northeast China (Liaoning and Jilin) – doenjang (influences of Korean – Chinese),
  • Hong Kong – Ketchup,
  • Buddhist – substituting meats with tofu, edamame, or eggplant,
  • Islamic – ground beef of lamb,
  • South Korea – evolved into Jajangmyeon,
  • Japan – evolved into Jajamen.

Combining North and South Flavor

As I did my research into this Zha Jiang Mian, bean paste is the main ingredient for the Northern China flavor profile, and I loved both soybean paste and hoisin sauce, both are salty and flavorful. Why not combine both, right? So I went ahead and fuse these two and the outcome is simply amazing!

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Zhajiang Mian, literally translated as “fried sauce noodles” rose to frame from Beijing. If you ever visited Beijing, you will definitely see this noodle dish almost everywhere on the streets. Zhajiang sauce is made usually with pork or beef with salty fermented soybean paste. It is literally one of the best comfort food in Beijing!

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Zha Jiang Mian Recipe Beijing Fried Noodle Sauce

Zha Jiang Mian Recipe Beijing Fried Noodle Sauce
Ethan Wong
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Zhajiang Mian, literally translated as “fried sauce noodles” rose to frame from Beijing. If you ever visited Beijing, you will definitely see this noodle dish almost everywhere on the streets. Zhajiang sauce is made usually with pork or beef with salty fermented soybean paste. It is literally one of the best comfort food in Beijing!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Difficulty Easy
Servings 3 people

Ingredients
 
 

  • 500 g Pork Belly (or 1 slab)
  • 1 tbsp Garlic (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Fermented Bean Paste (Taucu)
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 cup Water
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Instructions
 

  • Cut pork belly into small cubes.
  • Preheat the pan with cooking oil and add pork belly cubes.
  • Fry pork belly until the fats begin to emulsify then add in chopped garlic.
  • Thoroughly stir fry to cook away the rawness of the garlic.
  • Then add hoisin sauce and fermented bean paste and thoroughly stir fry to mix.
  • Then add water.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce until slightly thickens.
  • Remove Zhajiang Sauce from pan into a container.

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Notes

Serving Suggestion
  • Wheat Noodles
  • Julienne Carrot
  • Julienne Cucumber
  • Beansprout
  • Edamame (Optional)

Nutrition

Calories : 1012kcalCarbohydrates : 14gProtein : 17gFat : 98gSaturated Fat : 33gCholesterol : 120mgSodium : 230mgPotassium : 321mgFiber : 1gSugar : 11gVitamin C : 1mgCalcium : 17mgIron : 1mg
Allergy : Gluten, Meat
*These Nutritional Values have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration
Keyword beijing fried sauce noodle, dry noodle, korean zha jiang, noodle, zha jiang mian

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