Ja Jeung Noodles
Make It Vegetarian or Add Your Choice of Meat
If you are a huge fan of ethnic cuisine, you may be already convinced that all the flavor is in the SAUCE! That is why the whole world goes zonkers about the flavors and the aromas of French cuisine, Thai food, Chinese desserts, Japanese soups and cookies. I think every culture has their “secret” when it comes to preparing foods. It is a matter of allowing yourself to venture out and discover the aromas and flavors that people from all over the world are so eager to share with others.
Here’s a collection of sauces that I fell in love with at first taste – Mr. Wong’s Sauces.
Being created over 50 years ago for a famous chain of restaurants in California – Walnut Creek, Concord, Oakley and Pismo Beach, – Mr. Wong’s Sauces were the “secret” that everybody fell in love to enjoy. Step by step, Mr. Wong’s Sauces conquered the shelves in the supermarkets in Northern California. When Howard Wong, the creator of the “secret” sauces retired in 2012, his daughter picked up where he left to continue this family tradition and culture of offering the best sauces for any occasion to the fans.
Bernice has updated the ingredients of the Mr. Wong’s Sauces, made the all non-GMO, and modernized the consistency and flavors of the family-owned sauce recipes. The flavor and aroma are the freshest. These sauces can be used with salads, noodles, any type of pasta, protein choices, and even as a dip! Drizzle these amber-colored gems onto veggies and your favorite stir-fry. Use it where flavor is the key. I’ve become a fan of these sauces, and they are so easy to be addicted to in a good and healthy way. Here’s a recipe from Bernice of her favorite Ja Jeung Noodles that I modified with my additional ingredients.
- 1 lb Chinese egg noodles or your favorite spaghetti
- 4 oz tofu or use your choice of chicken, meat
- 1 cup snow peas
- 2 oz canned Shiitake mushrooms, drained
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp Mr. Wong's Black Bean Sauce
- 3 tsp Mr. Wong's Chinese BBQ Sauce
- 1 tsp Mr. Wong's Hot Pepper Oil
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp cold water
- If you are cooking with your choice of spaghetti – prepare it per instructions.
- Heat a wok or large frying pan, add your choice of meat. Stir fry for a minute.
- Add the remaining ingredients, except for the noodles and thickening ingredients.
- Add 1/2 cup of water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
- Mix in cornstarch and cold water in a separate container until smooth. Add this mixture to the pan, cook for 1 minute. Set aside and keep warm.
- Take cooked noodles, separate it into bowls, pour warm prepared sauce over the noodles.
- It is OK to mix noodles/spaghetti in a pan with the prepared sauce and then plate it into the bowls.