Jiang Jia Mein (noodles in a chinese meat sauce)

Serves: 4



  • Dried noodles
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes in oil, or chili paste, or dried Chinese red peppers (optional)
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon cooking sherry/wine
  • 1 tablespoon black/brown bean sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or to taste (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 package tofu
  • Your choice of toppings: shredded lettuce, julienned cucumbers, chopped scallions and/or bean sprouts


  1. Prepare noodles as per directions
  2. Dice the tofu
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat.
  4. Add garlic, stir-fry 30 seconds, then add ginger and stir-fry another 30 seconds.
  5. Add chili flakes/paste/peppers if using and stir-fry 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  6. Add ground pork, cutting through the meat in several places to break up.
  7. Keep stirring and breaking the clumps up until mixture is even, then add cooking sherry/wine. Mix well.
  8. Add bean, hoisin sauces, chicken broth and sugar. Stir well.
  9. Keep stir-frying until pork is cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  10. Drizzle sesame oil and give the mixture another stir.

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