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Tofu Zhajiangmian (Chinese fried noodles)

Tofu Zhajiangmian (Chinese fried noodles)

Meat is substituted with boiled and seasoned tofu!
Thanks to the rich and salty seasonings, this still tastes like Zhajiangmian (Chinese fried noodles) even without the meat sauce.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Chinese noodles (fresh)
1 serving
Firm tofu
Half a block (150 g)
Finely chopped Japanese leek
2 - 3 cm
Garlic, minced ginger
1/2 piece each
Julienned cucumber, sesame oil, white part of scallions (optional)
to taste
Combined Seasonings
Toubanjiang
1 teaspoon
Tianmianjiang
1 heaped tablespoon
Sake
1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
a small amount of each

Steps

1. Thoroughly drain the tofu (If you wrap the tofu in a paper towel and microwave for 2 minutes at 500 W, the water drain off easily).
2. Heat sesame oil in the frying pan and saute the Japanese leek, garlic, and ginger.
3. When it becomes fragrant, crumble the tofu and add it to the pan. Use a spatula to further break apart the tofu while cooking.
4. Add in the combined seasonings and stir until the flavors meld.
5. Boil the chinese noodles, drain and rinse. Arrange on a plate.
6. Top with cucumber and the cooked tofu and arrange the julienned scallions on top.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to come up with a healthy meal.