Spicy Zhajiang Udon Noodles

Spicy Zhajiang Udon Noodles

I miss the dried noodles that I ate often when I lived in Taiwan. So I made something similar with udon noodles.

-It's great with Chinese noodles
-If you want to make it really spicy, add tons of ra-yu, doubanjiang and ground red peppers
-You can also place boiled bean sprouts and/or bok choy under the meat Recipe by Ramuchi

Ingredients

2 servings Udon noodles
1 tsp Sesame oil
1 clove Garlic (minced)
2 cm Ginger (grated)
200 grams Ground meat
1/2 small Onion
3 Shiitake mushrooms
1/2 Japanese leek
2 tbsp ★ Water
3 tsp ★ Soy sauce
2 tsp ★Sake
2 tsp ★Ra-yu (Japanese chili oil)
2 tsp ★ Doubanjiang
1 tsp ★Chicken soup base granules
1 tsp ★Tianmianjiang (Chinese sweet bean paste)
1 tbsp ★Ground white sesame seeds

Method

  1. 1
    Cook the udon noodles and set aside.
  2. 2
    Combine the ★ marked ingredients.
  3. 3
    Mince the onion and shiitake mushrooms and roughly slice the Japanese leek.
  4. 4
    Heat sesame oil in a pan and cook the garlic and ginger over medium-high heat. When fragrant, add the meat and onion.
  5. 5
    When the meat is cooked, add the shiitake mushrooms and half of the Japanese leeks (leave the other half for the garnish) and cook for another a few minutes.
  6. 6
    Once everything has cooked, add the sauce made in Step 1 and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  7. 7
    Serve the hot noodles in bowls and top with the meat mixture and garnish with the remaining Japanese leeks and you're done.
  8. 8
    Mix everything together to coat the noodles with the sauce.
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