Using Shiitake Powder♪ Zhajiangmian

The fried bean sauce tastes great not only with noodles but also with rice! Adjust the spiciness to your taste with the Doubanjiang (spicy bean sauce)! Adding a little shiitake powder to your meals boosts the natural umami flavor. At the same time, the saltiness will rise and enable you to automatically lower your salt intake. Our Shiitake Powder Amps Up the Natural Taste of Food - without adding another layer of taste.

Ingredients (2 servings) (40 minutes)

  • 150g Minced pork
  • 1/2 tsp Doubanjiang (spicy bean sauce)
  • as required Cooking oil
  • 1 Tbsp Potato or corn starch slurry
  • as required Sesame oil
  • 2 servings Youmian noodles
  • 1 Tbsp Sake-A
  • 1 tsp Potato or corn starch-A
  • 1 Tbsp Shiitake powder-A
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger (finely chopped)-B
  • 1/2 (50g) Leek (finely chopped)-B
  • 100g Boiled bamboo shoots (finely chopped)-B
  • 2 Tbsp Tianmianjiang (sweet bean sauce)-C
  • 1 Tbsp Miso paste-C
  • 1 Tbsp Soy sauce-C
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar-C
  • 100ml Water-C


Season the minced pork with A.
Pour cooking oil into the pot, add the Doubanjiang and stir fry until fragrant on low heat.
Add 1. to 2. and stir fry until the meat turns brown before adding B.
Once cooked, add C, and cover with the lid. Bring to a boil and turn down the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes to lock in the flavors.
Add the potato or corn starch slurry to 4. Once the sauce thickens, splash sesame oil over the top.
Boil the Youmian noodles and mix with 5. Top up with fine strips of leek, red chili strips, cucumber, and boiled bok choy, to taste.
Adjust the spiciness to your liking with the Doubanjiang.

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