Pork mince (I use a knife or food processor to make minced meat)
★ Sesame oil
★ Garlic, chopped finely
★ Ginger, chopped finely
★ Chopped spring onion
about 5 cm
2 teaspoons or less, or more to your taste
☆ Tianmianjiang (Chinese sweet bean sauce)
☆ Oyster sauce (or soy sauce)
1.5-2 teaspoons (to your taste)
☆ Sake (optional)
1.5 cups (300 ml)
Soy milk (to make it creamy like tonkotsu soup)
1/2 cup (100 ml)
Salt, pepper and soy sauce
1/3 teaspoon or more (to your taste)
Have a look at this recipe, if you don't have Chinese-style noodles! (Recipe ID: 896386)
Pour the sesame oil into a frying pan and add all the ★ ingredients. Put the pan on the heat. Cook over a low heat until crispy and the oil has turned to red.
Add the minced pork and 1/3 teaspoon of salt. Cook over a medium heat until the meat juice becomes translucent. Once the meat becomes crumbly, add the ☆ seasonings and fry further.
Once the meat and seasonings are mixed well, pour in the water. Bring to a boil and skim off any scum. Add the soy milk if you like. Check the taste and adjust it with salt and soy sauce.
Make a slightly strong-flavoured sauce as this is a dipping sauce. Sprinkle with Szechuan peppercorn or black pepper when you serve.
You can serve this sauce hot or cold. If you chill this sauce in the fridge, the spiciness will mild out a bit.
Story Behind this Recipe
This sauce is easy on your stomach. They use pork bones and chicken bones to make sauce in restaurants, but this one doesn't.
You don't need to add Chinese chicken soup stock for this sauce, the minced pork gives a good flavour instead. Serve with plenty of vegetables that you like such as thinly sliced Japanese leeks, tomatoes and daikon radish sprouts to give it a nice balance!