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Jajangmyeon chopsticks and kimchi

Jajangmyeon - Korean Black Bean Sauce Noodles

Jajangmyeon is Korean comfort food at its best!  Serve a heaping bowlful with some kimchi for a delicious meal tonight!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4 people


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lb pork diced
  • 1/2 zucchini squash diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch ginger peeled and minced
  • 1/4 cabbage cored and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 onion cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 small potato peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 6 tbsp Korean black bean paste I used Assi brand (reduce this amount if you are watching your salt)
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cucumber cut into matchsticks - for garnish


  • Heat up a pan on med high heat, and add olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the minced ginger and garlic.  Stir fry constantly for 1 minute. 
    minced garlic, ginger, and oil in a saute pan
  • Add the pork and continue stir frying until no longer pink (approximately 3-5 min).  Then add the cabbage, onion, potato, and zucchini.  Stir and lower the heat to medium. Cover and cook for around 10-15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender, stirring every so often. 
    Pork Garlic and Ginger for Jajangmyeon stir fry in a pan
  • Add 1 cup of chicken broth and the Korean black bean paste.  Bring to the boil, and then turn down the heat and simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
    Jajangmyeon in a pan with a spoon
  • In the meantime, heat up water and cook your noodles of choice according to package directions. 
  • Add the rice vinegar as a final step and the jajangmyeon is ready to eat!


If you are watching your salt, feel free to reduce the amount of black bean paste to suit your tastes.  
Serve the jajangmyeon on top of Asian noodles, and garnish with cucumber matchsticks.  Great accompaniments include kimchi, and yellow pickled daikon radish.  Enjoy! 
Keyword Noodles