Recipe by Jen
"These noodle cakes have a yummy, crispy outside and a soft inside. Mmmmm. If you'd like to spice things up, replace the dark sesame oil with hot chile sesame oil."
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fresh Chinese wheat noodles
minced fresh ginger root
Chinese rice wine
fermented black beans
spinach with stems, rinsed
dark sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste
Wow!! This is now one of my favorite recipes, and it really impresses a crowd! I made them exactly as directed, except for cooking the noodle pancakes over medium-high heat, not high. They were burning on high. I let them fry for about 3 min on either side. This time may vary depending on how well your pan conducts heat. I will make these again and again and again! It is much easier than it sounds, and totally worth it!
Loved the sauce - not crazy about the noodle pancakes.
This was a surprisingly tasty and satisfying dish. I added a pinch of sugar to the soy sauce and black bean sauce, and I also threw in some cubed tofu to make it a main course dish. The asparagus really "makes" the dish, but once it's there, I think the recipe could also handle any other vegetables as well (I also threw in a few red pepper strips). It will definitely be one of my mainstays.
Very yummy and different. I wasn't sure if I had the right noodles, and I needed to really press them down while cooking to get them to stay together as pancakes, but the end result was a very unique and delightful taste and texture. I also substituted broccoli for the asparagus, just because good asparagus is hard to find in February, and the broccoli was very good. I'm sure I'd also enjoy this with asparagus, but I feel like the veggies can be varied to suit what you have and prefer.
I love this recipe! I have a passion for asparagus and this one is great.
I would give this five stars but I thought the sauce lacked a bit of flavor. During the last step I stirred in a couple of tablespoons of black bean garlic sauce...just what it needed! These were fun to make too. I served a broccoli slaw Asian style along with the pancakes.
Fun to make! The ingredients can be varied easily based on what I have at home!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chinese Noodle Pancakes with Asparagus
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 513
** Calories from Fat: 112
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