Noodles with Black Bean Sauce
Noodles with Black Bean Sauce
Get this quick and easy noodle recipe by Judy Joo from Korean Food Made Simple 2.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Simmer
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time 25 minutes
  • Yield 4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons Potato starch
  • 3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 283 grams skinless Pork belly, cut into ¼-inch cubes
  • 300 grams cups diced Onions
  • 3 cloves Garlic, grated or minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh Ginger
  • 300 grams diced peeled Potatoes
  • 200 grams diced Zucchini
  • 100 grams diced Daikon radish
  • 150 grams Black bean paste (chunjang)
  • 1 teaspoon Brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt or sea salt
  • Freshly ground Black pepper
  • 481 grams fresh Chinese-style Wheat noodles (jjajangmyun)
  • Large handful of seeded and julienned Cucumber, for serving
  • Toasted Sesame oil, for serving
  • Roasted Sesame seeds, for serving
Method
  1. In a small bowl, combine the potato starch and 1/4 cup/60ml water and set aside
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook, stirring often, until it is browned on all sides and some of its fat has rendered out, 6 to 7 minutes
  3. Add the onions, garlic, and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions have softened, about 5 minutes. Add the potatoes, zucchini, and radish and cook, stirring occasionally, until the radish and potato start to turn translucent, 5 to 6 minutes
  4. Stir in the black bean paste, brown sugar, salt, and pepper to taste. Add 3 cups/720ml water and mix well
  5. Simmer gently for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir the potato starch mixture, add it to the skillet, and mix well
  6. Simmer, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are cooked through and the sauce has thickened, 10 to 12 minutes more
  7. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the package instructions (usually 5 to 7 minutes), drain, and rinse well, and drain again
  8. Divide the noodles among four to six large bowls
  9. Spoon the vegetable mixture on top of the noodles and garnish with the cucumber, sesame oil, and sesame seeds

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