Shanghai hot sauce noodles (La jiang mian)

Based on 5 ratings

Xueci Cheng

Editor at Kitchen Stories

“You can substitute out the sweet bean sauce with sriracha, or follow this easy homemade recipe: Whisk 1 1/2 tbsp flour with 100 ml (1/2 cup) water until smooth. Add to a frying pan with some vegetable oil over medium-low heat and stir constantly. Add ½ tbsp dark soy sauce, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, and 1 ½ tbsp sugar. Constantly stir until a smooth and sticky sauce forms.”

Difficulty

Medium 👍
35
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
200 g fresh Asian wheat noodles (thin)
150 g potatoes
100 g pork loin
150 g spiced tofu
2 tsp Shaoxing wine
3 tsp light soy sauce
10 g ginger
onion
4 stalks scallions
40 g spicy fermented bean paste
40 g sweet bean sauce
100 ml chicken stock
salt
white pepper
vegetable oil (for frying)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • 4 bowls
  • frying pan
  • spatula
  • pot
  • ladle

Nutrition per serving

Cal
702
Protein
34 g
Fat
16 g
Carb
101 g
  • Step 1/4

    • 150 g potatoes
    • 100 g pork loin
    • 150 g spiced tofu
    • 2 tsp Shaoxing wine
    • 2 tsp light soy sauce
    • 10 g ginger
    • onion
    • 4 stalks scallions
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • bowl

    Cube potatoes, pork loin, and tofu. Add pork cubes to a bowl with Shaoxing wine and most of the light soy sauce and let marinate. Mince ginger and chop onions. Slice scallions and set aside.

  • Step 2/4

    • vegetable oil (for frying)
    • frying pan
    • spatula
    • 3 bowls

    Add vegetable oil and potatoes to a frying pan and fry until golden, then remove. Add tofu cubes and fry for 2 min., then remove. Add pork and fry until browned and remove.

  • Step 3/4

    • vegetable oil
    • 40 g spicy fermented bean paste
    • 40 g sweet bean sauce
    • 100 ml chicken stock
    • salt
    • white pepper

    In the same pan, add more oil. Fry onions and spicy fermented bean paste until fragrant. Add sweet bean sauce, ginger, pork, and tofu. Add chicken stock and let simmer for 3 – 5 min., then add potatoes. Keep simmering until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and white pepper.

  • Step 4/4

    • 200 g fresh Asian wheat noodles (thin)
    • 1 tsp light soy sauce
    • pot
    • ladle

    Cook noodles according to package instructions. Divide remaining light soy sauce amongst serving bowls. Ladle some noodle water into the bowls, then add noodles. Top with pork-tofu topping. Garnish with scallions and enjoy!