Ja Jang Myun (짜장면) - Noodles in Black Bean Sauce | Meal Kit


Ja Jang Myun by Song Cooks 

Total estimated cooking time: 15 mins (mostly waiting for water to boil, and plating)

Cooking the noodles: 

  1. Large pot, on strongest burner, add 2 litres of water. 
  2. Bring water to a boil. 
  3. Carefully place noodles into boiling water.
  4. Gently stir once or twice to prevent noodles from clumping together
  5. When water comes to a boil again, add a cup of cold water. 
  6. Let boil for another 2-3 minutes.
  7. Carefully using a colander or strainer, remove noodles from boiling water. Note: best not to throw out the hot water.                                              
  8. Using the strainer, rinse the noodles in cold water.  You can use running water from the tap, or have a large pot of cold water waiting.
  9. To reheat noodles, keep noodles in strainer. Then either put hot water over the noodles or dip it in the hot water in the strainer.

Heating the sauce by microwave:

  1. Put sauce into microwaveable container. 
  2. Heat for 2 minutes
  3. Stir
  4. Heat again for 1-2 minutes and it’s ready to eat.

Heating sauce by stovetop: 

  1. Place sauce in a small sauce pan.
  2. Heat sauce on med heat, stirring occasionally (to prevent the bottom from burning). 
  3. When sauce has reached desired temperature, remove from heat. 

Plating: 

  1. Find your preferred plate or bowl.
  2. Place noodles on or in preferred plate or bowl.  Tongs or chopsticks work best.
  3. Add warmed sauce to noodles
  4. Garnish with cucumber or radish.  Or live a little on the savoury side and try some chopped scallions (not included). 
  5. Mix noodles before eating.  Cut noodles as needed.  Remember to have napkins handy.

Try having a bite of the radish with your jajangmyun.  The contrasting flavours and textures are quite fun.

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