October 6, 2022

K-Drama Made Me Cook This: JJAJANGMYEON

Like any other recipe, there are various variations– some uses ground pork, some uses pork tummy, others had no meat in them. The veggies utilized also varies– potato, carrots, cabbage, zucchini. Other put mirin, others do not. Others put sugar, others dont.

Considering that this is the very first time Ill be cooking Jjajangmyeon, I decided to make it with ground pork, potato, zucchini, and carrots. I also utilized dry noodles rather of the cooled fresh noodles.

Annyeong Chingu! After viewing numerous K-dramas and seeing bowls of Jjajangmyeon (Korean Black Bean Sauce Noodles) get consumed with such enthusiasm, I got envious. I also desire to try it. Kasi naman, parang ang sarap! So, we chose to purchase it from a Korean restaurant one time– it was actually great. However the cooking mama in me is really curious, and I also desire to try and prepare it myself, so I searched for recipes.

Jjajangmyeon is made with Chunjang– a raw dark soybean paste which is made from roasted soy beans and dark caramel. You could quickly discover Chunjang in all Korean grocery stores.


BTW, rather of noodles, you could also match the beautiful dark sauce with Korean rice cake (tteokbokki) or a bowl of steaming hot rice.

Jajangmyeon Ingredients

Ill give other recipe variations a shot too. Next time, Ill try this with pork stubborn belly, Ill put sugar, and use fresh noodles.


K-Drama Made Me Cook This: JJAJANGMYEON



Active ingredients.

dried noodles for jjajangmyeon, cooked according to package directions 250g ground pork 3 tbsp cooking oil 2 big white onions, sliced 5 cloves garlic, sliced 1 potato, diced 1 zucchini, diced 1 carrots, diced 300g pack black bean paste 1 pork cube 2 1/2 cup water 1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoon mirin salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water to form slurry julienned cucumber for garnish marinaded radish to serve.

Add the pork cube, soy sauce, and mirin. Before serving, cook the noodles according to package directions. Location sufficient quantity of noodles in a bowl and pour 1– 2 ladle of sauce over the noodles.



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