I saw this on TV the other day and had to try it right away. When I am in LA, there is a Chinese Restaurant on every corner or I can have Jjajangmyeon delivered to me so it is not a big concern. However when I am in Las Vegas, there really isn’t too much of a choice. I found 1 decent place out here, however it is like 20-30 minutes from my house, and it’s been kind of hit or miss over there.
You can always buy the instant noodle version of Jjajangmyeon, and yes they taste good too, however it is not exactly the same as a regular bowl of nice Jjajangmyeon. Especially since the instant ones don’t have that much meat. So when Korean-Taiwanese chef Lee Yeon-bok showed this easy recipe on TV, I had to try right away. To top it off, it is a super easy quick recipe!
To start off, you need to chop a handful of pork, and about 2 onions. Then you start by frying your pork in some olive oil until the pork is fully cooked and lightly brown.
Once your pork is fully cooked, you can add your onions in there. Fry for a few minutes together.
While you are doing this you should start cooking 2 of your noodles from your instant Jjajangmyeon (Doesn’t really matter which brand you use) .
At this point your pork and onions should be cooked pretty well. Here you will add 3 of your soup bases to your onions and pork. Although you are cooking 2 noodles, you need to add 3 soup bases to make up for the extra onions and pork you are adding to your meal.
Once you add your soup bases to your onions and pork, it may seem like it’s a little dry. As recommended on TV, I added a few spoons of boiling water from my noodles to my sauce.
Stir for a few minutes and voila! Now you have a hearty Jjajangmyeon sauce that you can add to your noodles so that you can enjoy a half instant half cooked Jjajangmyeon! So again, as you can see, basically all you did was add onions and pork to your instant Jjajangmyeon to make it taste like a restaurant cooked meal!
Here is a recap below
Things you need
-3 packs of instant Jjajangmyeon ( 2 noodles and 3 soup bases will be used)
-1 handful of pork