Authentic Zhajiangmian Chinese Noodle Dish

Authentic Zhajiangmian Chinese Noodle Dish

Zhanjiangmian Noodles are absolutely delicious and prepared in different ways throughout Asia. Made with noodles, pork or beef, vegetables, and spices.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large wok or skillet over high heat. Add the spring onions, chili pepper, and shallot. Stir-fry until softened, about 4 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Add the ground pork and stir-fry until cooked through and no longer pink, breaking the meat into small pieces as you stir-fry. Add the extra-firm tofu and continue stir-frying until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Add the sweet bean sauce, chili bean sauce, edamame, carrot, sprouts, 2 tablespoons cold water, light and dark soy sauce, and sugar. Stir-fry for another 2 minutes until well combined.
  5. Step 5

    Stir the cornflour into the remaining 2 tablespoons cold water until combined. Add the cornflour mixture to the wok and cook for another 2 minutes. The sauce will thicken and look almost dry. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
  6. Step 6

    Cook the noodles in the boiling water until al-dente. Drain and toss the noodles with the sesame oil.
  7. Step 7

    Divide the noodles evenly between bowls and top with the pork-tofu mixture. Garnish with additional carrots and sprouts, if desired, and serve immediately.