Korean Black Bean Noodles Recipe

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Korean black bean noodles, also known as jjajangmyeon, feature a dark, inky black bean sauce filled with diced pork and vegetables. Don’t let the dark sauce intimidate you, its sweet and savory flavor will make you want to eat it over and over again.
Utensils Dinner
Globe Korean
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1/2 lb
pork belly, medium diced
1/2 lb
pork loin, medium diced
2 tblsp
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup(s)
roasted black bean paste, see notes
1 1/2 cup(s)
water, divided
2 tblsp
potato starch
2 tblsp
oyster sauce
2 tblsp
granulated sugar
2 tblsp
vegetable oil
2 cup(s)
yellow onions
1 1/2 cup(s)
small-diced Yukon gold potatoes
1 cup(s)
diced zucchini
1 lb
fresh jjajangmyeon noodles
julienned Kirby cucumber
hard-boiled eggs, halved
sesame seeds, as garnish
sliced pickled daikon radish, to serve with

Directions 10 steps | 40 Minutes

Step 1

Marinate the pork. In a small bowl, mix together the pork belly, pork loin, mirin, salt and pepper. Set aside.

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Step 2

Mix the sauce base. In a small bowl, whisk together the roasted black bean paste, oyster sauce and granulated sugar. Set aside.

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Step 3

Make the potato starch slurry. In a small bowl, whisk together ½ cup of water and the potato starch. Set aside.

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Step 4

In a large pot over high heat, bring a pot of water to a boil. While the water is coming to a boil, make the sauce. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the vegetable oil.

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Step 5

When the oil is hot, add the marinated pork and cook until browned, about 2-3 minutes.

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Step 6

Add the onions, potatoes and zucchini to the saucepan and cook until the vegetables have softened, about 6-8 minutes.

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Step 7

Add the sauce base and coat the vegetables in the pan.

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Step 8

Add 1 cup of water and stir to combine. Whisk the slurry together and slowly add it into the sauce while constantly whisking the sauce. Cook until the sauce has thickened, about 3-5 minutes.

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Step 9

Cook the noodles according to the packaging, about 8 minutes. Drain the noodles and rinse with cold water. Divide the noodles into bowls.

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Step 10

Top the noodles with the hot black bean sauce. Garnish with the julienned cucumber, half of a boiled egg and sesame seeds. Serve immediately with pickled daikon radish. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
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53.9 g
42.9 g
127.2 g


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Glen B.


12 Jul 2022

I haven't tried this yet, I only see this in K-dramas. I'm curious why they love this and probably I'll do too. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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