This is a dish from Northern China, but nowadays, it’s so popular, everyone has their own version! It’s kinda like the Chinese version of spaghetti meat sauce. My recipe is pretty simple, but I add one ingredient that makes it pleasantly different from others. It will keep the full-bodied flavor of the sauce, but stays light on your palate!
Ground Pork 600g
Sweet Soy Bean Paste x 2/3 Cups
Soy Bean Paste x 2/3 Cups
Onions 1/2 (Chopped) (Optional)
Tomato Meat x 2 (Discard seeds and juice, and finely diced)
Bean Curd x 6-8 (Diced)
Edamame x 2 cups
Garlic x 3-4 cloves
Water x 1 cup
Oil x 2 tbsp
Soy sauce x 1 tbsp (Optional, to taste)*
Salt x 1 tsp (Optional, to taste)*
- Combine and mix well, the soy bean paste and sweet soy bean paste.
- Heat up the wok, put in oil, put in the soy bean paste mix. Saute for 2 mins under low heat.
- Take the paste out; Put in the garlic and onion (if use) with low heat, saute for 2 mins until fragrant and onion is softened.
- Then add in the ground pork. Break them apart finely while sautéing.
- Once the ground pork is cooked, put the sautéed soy bean paste back in, and saute for another 1-2 mins with medium heat.
- Now put in the tomato, do a quick stir, then add in Edamame to saute for another quick minute.
- Add in the bean curd. Stir carefully for another minute.
- Add in the water, mix well. Taste to see if you want to add in more salt or soy sauce; your meat sauce should be on the slightly salty side.
- Simmer the sauce for about 3-5 mins.
- Pour the sauce on top of your cooked noodles and enjoy! Or, you can fancy it up by preparing some extra toppings for the noodles:
1. Egg noodle (watch video for how to cook it starting @ 5:30)
2. Cooked/Blanched bean sprout
3. Shredded cucumber
4. Chopped green onion
*Depends on the brand of the Soy Bean Paste and Sweet Soy Bean Paste, you might want to use some soy sauce and salt to adjust the taste a bit.