Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Minced Meat Noodle 2

I was experimenting DouBanJiang (Chinese bean Paste) in this minced meat noodle dish.  If you have a DouBanJiang in your fridge, did you buy the spicy one or plain one?  I saw two versions and decided on trying the plain one first because I was afraid the spicy one would be too spicy for my girls.  To spice it up, I can always add chili oil or chili paste in my bowl.

I learned this presentation from Chef Chen Kenichi as this was how he served his minced noodle in his cookbook, cool huh?  I seem to only pile it in the middle but this was a great idea from him.


I'm sharing this noodle with Presto Pasta Nights, an event created by Ruth from Once Upon a Feast This week host is Ruth herself! Check out her delicious round up on July, 2nd! 




Ingredients:

1/2 lb ground pork
1/2 carrot, minced
Some Nai Pak or Bok Choy, minced
1 small bag of Enoki mushroom, minced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. Chinese rice wine (white)
1 heap Tbsp. DouBanJiang (Chinese bean paste)
1 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
Salt to taste
A little sugar
2 cups of water
Thickener:  (cornstarch + water) or (potato starch + water) equal amount

I bag of dried egg noodle, cook as package direction, rinsed in cold water.  Mix in with some soy sauce and a little sesame oil, mix to blend well, set aside.

Method:

1.  Cooked noodle as directed above.

2.  Heat a large skillet, when heated, add in oil.  Then, add in ground pork and stir-fry until pork is no longer pink.  Add in garlic and carrot and stir-fry well.  Then, add in veggie and stir-fry well.

3.  Add in Doubanjiang, hoisin sauce and stir-fry well.  Add in rice wine to deglaze the pan.  Add in water, stir well.

4.  When boiling, season to taste with salt and a little sugar.  Add some soy sauce if needed.  Add thickener and stir until thicken.  

5.  Lay some seasoned noodle in a bowl.  Top with minced meat sauce on the side or on top of the noodle.  Stir well and enjoy!  Of course, you can add minced scallion and crispy fried shallots and enjoy with bird eye chili (chili padi) as condiment.

17 comments:

Belinda @zomppa said...

I love minced black bean noodles!! I'm hungry ALREADY.

busygran said...

That looks yummy and so full of ingredients. I usually use a mixture of oyster sauce, soya bean paste and a litter worchester sauce.

SIG said...

Yummy! I've never tried this style
of noodles. Was it spicy?

sock peng said...

i like it

Big Boys Oven said...

wow this is a piece of art, defintely my type of noodle, the sauce just look awesome! fabulous babe! :)

babe_kl said...

i liked the idea of chopping some nai bak inside, great for fussy kids who dun eat vege ;-)

noobcook said...

looks good. I'll definitely get spicy one if I'm buying

Ling's Passion said...

I usually buy the spicy one for cooking. Yes the spicy one is very spicy, you just need to use a small amount will do.

tigerfish said...

This minced meat noodle looks like those Zhajiang mien served in Chinese restaurants :)

Ruth Daniels said...

Great presentation and I can't wait to try a bowlful myself. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Belinda :)

Thanks busygran. Adding Worcestershire sauce is a great idea.

SIG, it was not spicy at all.

Thanks SP.

Thanks BBOven. :)

Haha babe_kl, you were right, it was too hard to pick it out. ;)

Noobcook, next time I will try the spicy one. :)

Ling, ok, next time I will give the spicy one a try.

Really Tigerfish, thanks. :)

Thanks Ruth. :)

Xiao Yen Recipes said...

Hoisin and bean paste is a wonderful combo together. What a quick and yummy dish!

daphne said...

ooo.. another great idea! Although I will go for the spicy version for sure! hmmw what other kinds of veges to add in it I wonder?

Food For Tots said...

I bought one (plain) before but only used it once or twice. Now I use miso paste as a subsitute (my cheater's method! LOL!). For me, I always love the spicy version. Your noodle looks so yummilicious and tempting!

Joanne said...

What a tasty dish! I love the presentation!

Zirthang said...

so yammi...... cant hold it. :)

Mummy Moon said...

I like noodle with minced meat. Your minced meat mixture is very rich, full of ingredients.