This inspired me to make my delicious Dan Dan Mein for dinner.
I really dislike jars of premade black bean sauce. Maybe it’s because of the MSG normally in them, or the high sodium content, but I really like to make my bean pastes from scratch.
Fermented black bean, grated ginger, chili oil. Mash it together= bean paste. Easy!
I cross referenced this recipe online with my Celia Chang cookbook and created a yummy dish. I totally forgot to include black vinegar, but I didn’t miss it! Everything was so flavorful!
I used ground turkey meat rather than the normal pork. I think it wasn’t as sweet, but way less oily overall. I did include pea shoots, which my mom also bought for me! I used store bought noodles since I have no idea where I packed away my noodle press. ;(