Bean sauce noodles (ja jeung mein)

Yield: 2 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds Egg noodles*
½ pounds Ground pork
1 cup Cucumber; shredded
2 tablespoons Bean sauce; up to 3
2 \N Garlic cloves; minced; up to 3
¼ teaspoon White pepper
¼ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Chicken broth or water
1 tablespoon Oil

*Recipe is included in this collection. PREPARATION: Parboil noodles in a pot of water with 3 T. oil for 3 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain well. COOKING: In wok, heat 1 tbsp. oil. Brown pork with minced garlic and bean sauce until pork is done. Add remainder of seasonings and water. Mix well. Divide noodles into 2 or 3 portions according to appetite. Place in soup bowl. Spoon pork mixture on one side of the noodles and garnish the other side with the shredded cucumber. Serve. DO AHEAD NOTES: Do through cooking of the pork mixture. Before serving, reheat mixture and spoon over cold noodles. COMMENTS: This is a very popular northern dish in which the noodles are served chilled. If you like yours hot (flavor wise), add ½-1 tsp. chili oil when you stir fry and you'll become a fire breathing dragon! Source: "Dim Sum" by Rhoda Fong Yee. Formatted for MM by Karen Adler FNGP13B.

Recipe by: "Dim Sum" by Rhoda Fong Yee Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #991 by The Meades <kmeade@...> on Jan 7, 1998

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