Ah Jjajangmyun. One of my favorite foods as a kid person. Jjajangmyun is a noodle dish made with a black bean sauce and filled with veggies and traditionally pork. Some even add shrimp for an added burst of flavor. If you’ve never had it before, now is the time.


I grew up eating jjajangmyun many, many times and even have a photo of the sauce smothered all over my faced as a child. It’s that good. It’s warm. It’s comforting. And it’s oh so slurpable. Yup. I said it. Slurp this when you eat it. It’s only proper. 😉


My dad would take me and my siblings to eat jjajangmyun after every dentist appointment. I don’t really like the dentist. Very few do. But I looked forward to eating that jjajangmyun and got through those dentist appointments like a champ.

It’s one of Korea’s favorite delivery/take-out foods, only to be rivaled by Jjamppong – recipe coming soon!


Don’t wait another minute to make this delicious, comforting bowl of food. You won’t regret it. You don’t even have to go to the dentist. I won’t tell. 🙂

Let’s make it!


  • Servings: 2-3, maybe 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Prep Time: ~20M | Cook Time: ~45M | Total Time: ~1H5M

Recipe Author: SavorySeoul


  • 1 pound pork belly
  • 2 large or 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 grey squash
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2.5 tablespoons jjajang
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons starch (i used arrowroot) mixed with 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced for garnish
  • package of jjajang noodles. usually found in refrigerated section of asian supermarts. will have 4-5 portions of noodles.


  1. chop the pork and veggies into bite sized pieces. mince the garlic.
  2. Take a pot and heat it on medium high heat with a light coat of oil. cook the pork belly and garlic together until pork starts to turn brown.
  3. add potatoes and cook for 6 minutes. add in the onion and grey squash and cook additional 5 minutes. season with salt and pepper as you go.
  4. add the jjajang and cook, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
  5. add 2.5 cups of water and bring to a boil. when boiling, turn heat to medium and add in the mixed starch with water. sauce will thicken.
  6. add the shrimp and cook, stirring every few minutes.
  7. meanwhile, boil the noodles according to package directions.
  8. assemble and garnish with cucumber.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *