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A white bowl with blue flowers on the edge holding jajangmyeon topped with cucumber and pickled daikon matchsticks with metal chopsticks and kimchi in the background

Easy and Delicious Jajangmyeon Recipe

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
Calories 341 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ lb pork diced
  • ½ zucchini squash diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch ginger peeled and minced
  • ¼ cabbage cored and cut into bite sized pieces
  • ½ onion cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 small potato peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 6 tablespoon Korean black bean paste I used Assi brand (reduce this amount if you are watching your salt)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 ts sugar
  • ½ ts black pepper
  • ½ cucumber cut into matchsticks - for garnish
  • pickled daikon radish 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 ginger and garlic in olive oil in a pan
  • Add the pork and continue stir frying until no longer pink (approximately 3-5 min). 
    minced garlic, ginger, and diced pork in a pan
  • 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. 
    diced cabbage, zucchini, onion, and potato added to diced pork
  • Add 1 cup of chicken broth, soy sauce, sugar, black pepper, and the Korean black bean paste.  Bring to the boil, and then turn down the heat and simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
    vegetables including cabbage, chicken broth, pork, and black bean paste in a pan
  • In the meantime, heat up water and cook your noodles of choice according to package directions. 
    noodles held by tongs over boiling water
  • Add the rice vinegar as a final step and the jajangmyeon is ready to eat!
    diced pork and vegetables with black bean sauce in a pan


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! 


Calories: 341kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 19gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 334mgPotassium: 742mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 140IUVitamin C: 38mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Noodles
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