Zha Jiang Mian (炸酱面) Recipe

Zha Jiang Mian (炸酱面)


  • 2 tsp garlic/shallots, chopped
  • ½ cucumber, shredded
  • 200g minced pork
  • 2 tbsp of Peking Duck Dipping Sauce (甜面酱)
  • ½ tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp light soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soya sauce
  • 190g flat white noodles (shanghai noodles)
  • 30ml water (optional)

How to make Zha Jiang Mian (炸酱面)

Zha Jiang Mian (炸酱面), a northen chinese dish, is a bowl of flat white noodles with a warm, thick and sweet minced meat sauce over it. I like it with oodles of cucumber shreds for the nice crunchy feel. For the extra punch, mix the minced meat sauce with some chilli paste or chilli flakes.

I used Chng Kee's Peking Duck Dipping Sauce (甜面酱).

  1. Cook noodles in a pot of water. Drain and leave them aside.
  2. Remove core and seeds from the cucumber. Cut into thin strips.
  3. Heat wok, add the oil.
  4. Add garlic/shallots and stir fry until slightly brown.
  5. Add the minced pork and stir fry till the pork is cooked.
  6. Add Peking Duck Sauce, light and dark soya sauce.
  7. Add water and simmer if you prefer more sauce.
  8. Serve this meat sauce over noodles.
  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    ooh I love this!

  • Kimmy
    Kimmy says

    oh! <drool>

  • CertifiedEater
    CertifiedEater says

    I heard this is sometimes made hoisin sauce? Any truth? Anyhow, this looks great and really homey -been wanting to make this for awhile now.

  • DHJin
    DHJin says

    oooh gonna try this for lunch tomorrow!

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