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Zha Jiang

Zha Jiang Mien translates roughly to “fried sauce noodles” and is a classic dish in Chinese cuisine. As the name suggests, Zha Jiang is often eaten over noodles but you will find that this recipe is incredibly versatile! It can be eaten over rice, by itself, or even folded into dumplings if you chop the ingredients fine enough. This dish is chock-full of great nutrients like vitamins A and K from the peas and carrots, not to mention loads of protein. It also keeps in the fridge for up to five days, making it the perfect meal prep for busy schedules. The last time I made Zha Jiang was to celebrate a friend’s birthday in which we eat long noodles to represent a long, healthy life. We hope this recipe will be a staple in your long and healthy life as well!

  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x


  • 1 cup lean ground pork
  • 1 cup diced potatoes
  • 1 cup diced dried tofu
  • 1 cup boiled peanuts
  • 1 cup green peas
  • ½ cup grated carrots
  • 2 tbsp Chinese sweet bean sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • ½ cup water + 3 tsp
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • Green onions (optional)


  1. Pan Fry diced potatoes on medium heat until lightly browned (about 5 minutes). Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Add pork into the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, breaking it up into small pieces.
  3. Add in the potatoes, tofu, peanuts and carrots and cook for 2-3 minutes until carrots are soft.
  4. Add in peas and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Mix sweet bean sauce, sugar and soy sauce together. Pour into the pan with ½ water. Cover and let cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Mix cornstarch with 3 tsp of water, then pour cornstarch mixture into the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes or until sauce thickens to your liking.
  7. Garnish with chopped green onions (optional).
  8. Enjoy!


Recipe reviewed by Annie Tsang, RD.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 320
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 790mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg

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