Recently, whenever i’ve been craving food, I just decide that i’ll make that dish that weekend. That was the case for Black Bean Noodles or Black Bean Sauce Noodles, however you want to call them. I was deciding between the Korean version (Jajangmyeon) or the Chinese version (Zha Jiang Mian). I still don’t really know the difference between the two but I will eventually because although I made one version, I will make the other version later on!
I ended up just making the Chinese version because from what I read, I seemed to have been craving the Chinese one more (although I forgot exactly what made them different…haha).
I found this nice recipe:
Super simple! I realize that many of the recipes i’ve found were all easy because i’m not a professional chef, who has the time or the equipment to do all the complicated cooking? Besides, simple foods are also super delicious!
Anyway, I had everything I needed at home- I already had some pork belly and even the sweet bean sauce that they mentioned! I ended up using the rest of the jar but totally worth. Following the recipe was pretty straightforward. The only thing I didn’t like about it was that it didn’t tell me anything about what the consistency of the sauce should be. It looked a bit too watery, so on my own accord, I added some cornstarch. It didn’t really help with making it thicker but I think maybe it is supposed to be quite watery… Not sure…
I was also afraid it would end up being super salty-but surprisingly, it wasn’t. It wasn’t bland or overly salty- just perfect. Even my dad who likes his food blander and is a bit sensitive to salty foods, said it was good! 🙂
The next time, will definitely try out the Korean version. Unfortunately, I did take a few pictures but they were all snap chats so they disappeared… Sorry!! I said I was really bad at taking pictures for these things D: