How to cook Noodles with Black Bean Sauce (Jjajangmyeon)

Noodles with Black Bean Sauce (Jjajangmyeon)

  • Author: alingoday
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Aling Oday’s quick and easy version of Noodles with Black Beans Sauce also known as Jjajangngmyeon. Jjajangmyeon is a Chinese-style Korean noodle dish topped with a thick sauce made of black bean paste, diced pork, and vegetables. Variants of the dish use seafood, or other meats.



250g Pork, cut into cubes
1/3 cup Black Bean Paste
2 stalks Spring Onion
2 cups Green Cabbage
4 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
1 big White Onion, cut in big chunks
1/2 tbsp. Ginger, finely chopped
1/4 cup Rice Wine Vinegar (optional)
1 cup Chicken Stock or Water
1 1/2 tbsp. Sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. Corn Starch dissolved in 3 tbsp. Water
Cucumber Strips for toppings
2 tbsp. Oil
Cooked Egg Noodles
Optional Ingredients:
1/2 cup Potato, cubed
1/2 cup Zucchini, cubed
1/2 cup Raddish, cubed


  1. Pre-heat pan with oil. Render pork slices till golden brown.
  2. Add 4 – 5 cloves chopped garlic, add 1/2 tbsp. chopped ginger and chopped spring onion. Sauté for 2 minutes on low heat.
  3. Add 1/3 cup black bean paste and continue to sauté for 1 minute.
  4. Add chopped onion and cabbage. You can also add zucchini and potatoes cut into cubes as optional ingredients.
  5. Add 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (optional), add 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar and 1 1/2 cups chicken stock (or water with 1 pc. Chicken cube). Mix it well and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes on low heat.
  6. Add corn starch slurry, adjust the amount according to your desired thickness. Simmer for another minute then turn off the heat.
  7. Transfer the cooked noodles in a bowl and top it up with the black bean sauce. Garnish with cucumber slices before serving. Enjoy!



  1. ** the sauce can also be served with rice

  • Category: side dish
  • Cuisine: Korean

Keywords: noodles with black bean sauce, Jjajangmyeon