China (Hong Kong) – Zhajiangmian


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by Shehroz Gill

Zhajiangmian is actually a very famous noodle of China that is made from soybean paste. These noodles are very thick and made with whole wheat and cooked in soybean paste. Its specialty is to make it in soybean paste. These noodles are served with the topping of Zhanjiang sauce. You can add pork cubes to your noodles to make them tastier. Almost all noodles are boiled in the dish but in this noodles are must be fried so its taste could be change.

We all know that the Chinese only likes simple foods, so they mostly like

  • boiled rice
  • noodles

Boiled rice and noodles are a must in a Chinese meal. We can say that they can’t survive without eating boiled rice or noodles in a day.

Zhajiangmian is also known as “FRIED SAUCE NOODLES”. These noodles are famous in the Northern side of China. We can make them by cooking soybean paste with onions and pork.

ORIGIN

These noodles are originated from Shandong province of China

MEANING

The meaning of Zhajiangmian is ” FRIED SAUCE”.

NOODLES TOPPING

The topping includes a slice of different vegetables

  • cucumber
  • carrot
  • radish
  • edamame

VARIES WITH REGION

IN SHANDONG

the sauce that is made in Shandong is with tianmian sauce.

IN BEIJING

yellow soybean paste is used in noodle’s sauce.

IN TIANJIN

Simple beans paste is used in sauce in Tianjin.

IN GUANGDONG

Hoisin sauce is used in Guangdong.

IN SICHUAN

Doubanjiang is another sauce used in Sichuan.

IN HONGKONG

Ketchup is widely used in Hongkong for noodles.

SERVE WITH

  • Boiled eggs
  • boiled rice
  • different sauces
  • vegetables

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

For noodles

  • pack of noodles
  • oil
  • water
  • salt

For vegetables

  • soybeans
  • cucmber
  • radish
  • beansprouts

For sauces

  • soybean paste
  • oil
  • salt
  • onions
  • pork
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • vinegar
  • shallots
  • dark soy sauce
  • corn starch
  • eggs

METHODS

For noodles

  • Take a pan and add water in it.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil in it.
  • A pich of salt.
  • Add noodles and boiled in it.

For sauces

  • Add oil in the pan.
  • add ginger and garlic paste in it.
  • chopped onions.
  • fry them in the oil.
  • add all the spices.
  • leave it on heat.

For vegetables

  • chopped all the vegetables.
  • fry them in the pan.

ASSEMBLING

Add all the things together and leave it for 10 minutes on medium heat and then serve it.

STEPS

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