Maple Zha Jiang Mian

Pork / Mains

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2 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 5 ⅓ oz pork mince
  • 1 cucumber, sliced into thin strips
  • leek, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 ⅔ oz noodles
  • 3 tsp cooking oil
  • ⅓ oz spring onion, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ⅖ cup bamboo shoots, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 shitake mushrooms, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp soy bean sauce
  • 1 tbsp + ½ tsp tianmian sauce
  • 1 tbsp + 3 ½ tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp + ½ tsp pure maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp potato starch
  • 1 ½ tsp sesame oil


  1. Heat the cooking oil in a pan, then add the pork mince, making sure to break it up into separate pieces.
  2. Add the garlic and soy bean sauce and fry until fragrant, then add the tianmian sauce, 30ml / 1 tbsp + 2 tsp soy sauce and maple syrup and fry until the liquid is almost absorbed.
  3. Add the bamboo shoots, shitake mushrooms and spring onions to add to the pan. Stir-fry briefly, then add the vegetable stock and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  4. Thicken with the potato starch and add 2.5ml / ½ tsp sesame oil for flavour.
  5. Boil the noodles according to the packet instructions, then cool in cold water, drain and mix in 7.5ml / 1 ½ tsp soy sauce and 5ml / 1 tsp sesame oil.
  6. Serve the noodles in a bowl, top with the pork and vegetable mixture and finally garnish with the cucumber and spring onion.

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