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Zha Jiang Mian Recipe

Bouncy noodles in an AMAZING salty, sweet, punchy, complex sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: meat sauce, noodles
Servings: 2
Calories: 281kcal


  • 2 tsp neutral oil
  • 2 shallots diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 portions noodles of choice
  • cucumbers to finish
  • fresh cilantro roughly chopped, to finish


  • In a pot, heat up the oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring, until soft and fragrant. Add the pork and cook, breaking up, until no longer pink. Stir in the hoisin, oyster, dark soy, sugar, and 2 tablespoons of water. Let simmer over low heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Season with pepper.
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  • While the sauce is cooking, prep the cucumbers and cilantro. I smashed the cucumbers and broke them into small pieces, but traditionally the cucumbers are julienned.
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  • Cook the noodles according to package instructions and drain well. Toss with the sauce and serve with cucumbers and cilantro on top. Enjoy immediately.
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Estimated nutrition doesn't include your noodles of choice.


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.8g | Protein: 30.9g | Fat: 9.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 10.9g