K-Drama Made Me Cook This: JJAJANGMYEON


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  • dried noodles for jjajangmyeon, cooked according to package directions
  • 250g ground pork
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 large white onions, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 carrots, diced
  • 300g pack black bean paste
  • 1 pork cube
  • 2 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water to form slurry
  • julienned cucumber for garnish
  • pickled radish to serve


  1. In a large pot, add in 3 tbsp cooking oil and add the ground beef. Cook until brown.
  2. Add in the chopped onion and garlic and sauté for another min.
  3. Add the potato, zucchini, and carrots and mix well. Cook until the vegetables are softened.
  4. Add the black bean paste and mix well.
  5. Pour in the water.
  6. Add the pork cube, soy sauce, and mirin.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasonings if necessary.
  8. Add the cornstarch slurry and bring to a boil until sauce thickens.
  9. Before serving, cook the noodles according to package directions.
  10. Drain and rinse the noodles with cold water so they’ll remain springy and al dente.
  11. Place adequate amount of noodles in a bowl and pour 1 – 2 ladle of sauce over the noodles.
  12. Garnish with cucumber and serve with pickled radish on the side