Two ways to go crazy for Jjajangmyeon 짜장면

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There are two things I picked up from the past few years of watching Korean dramas: an unexpected attachment to the language, and a constant craving for jjajangmyeon.

Jjajangmyeon (짜장면) is a popular Chinese-Korean noodle dish with a thick stir-fried black bean sauce on top. ‘Jjajang’ literally means fried sauce in Korean, with ‘myeon’ meaning noodles. Typically the sauce is loaded with potatoes, zucchini, carrots, a bit of pork, and lots of onions. The black bean sauce is salty, but the Korean style of cooking this noodle dish requires a bit of sugar for some slight caramel notes. It creates a nice contrast in flavours.

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