Zha Jiang Mian (Fresh noodles made with yellow soybean sauce and grated cucumber)

Zha Jiang Mian (Fresh noodles made with yellow soybean sauce and grated cucumber)

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  • Posted: July 13, 2018 13:47

    MeritoriousReactant

    Ingredients: 1 cup of Chinese soy bean paste (minced or whole bean is fine) 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tsp sugar 600 ml (20 oz) of water 3 tablespoons of oil 1/2 tsp of Chinese 5 spice powder 6-8 king oyster mushrooms (finely chopped) 4 scallions (finely chopped) 2 tsp ginger (minced) 2 garlic clove (minced) 2 tsp Shaoxing wine 1 large cucumber (grated into long strips) fresh noodles (preferably made without egg) Method: 1.In a medium bowl, mix together soy bean paste, soy sauce, sugar and water.  Set aside. 2. Clean and washed the mushrooms.  Cut them up into chunks and lightly blitz them in a food processor until they are finely chopped or finely chop them up with a knife. 3. In a wok or large frying pan, heat oil on medium low high heat.  Add minced ginger and garlic and stir-fry for a minute or so until fragrant. 4. Add chopped mushrooms, chopped scallions and Chinese 5-star spice powder.  Stir-fry until soft. 5.Increase heat to high, and add wine and soybean paste mix.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, partially cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.  Mixture should be reduced by half. 6.When sauce has finished cooking and is thick, turn off heat and let cool. Spoon over cooked noodles and garnish with grated cucumber. Original recipe and more information can be found [here](https://spicepaw.com/2018/07/13/zha-jiang-mian/)