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.