This is my lazy, quick & simplified version of XO Sauce noodles aka zha jiang mian 炸酱面 (“zha jiang mian” is a popular Northern China dish; it translates as fried meat sauce noodles). We may earn a commission on purchases, as described in our affiliate policy. Welcome to my site about modern Chinese cooking - including street food, family recipes, and restaurant dishes. See Also: XO Sauce Recipes. This fried rice recipe is packed with flavor because it uses XO sauce, a condiment made from dried seafood and ham that originated in Hong Kong in the 1980s. If you do not plan to use XO sauce, I have two good options: To make this dish gluten free, I highly recommend using homemade char siu pork and XO sauce to ensure no gluten is included during the cooking process. Serve with a side of blanched lettuce. If you see something not so nice, please, report an inappropriate comment. When noodles are cooked, drain briefly, then add to mixing bowl. If you give this recipe a try, let us know! Dress your soba noodle bowl to impress – with a vegetarian version of the traditional XO Sauce. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 1 hour, stirring every 10 minutes and skimming all the impurities off the top. Grill the dried squid until crisp. While optional, the onsen egg serves to temper the rather aggressive seasoning in this dish. Quick Kimchi Ramen With Shiitake Mushrooms and Soft-Cooked Egg, Ohitashi (Japanese Blanched Greens With Savory Broth), Japanese Udon With Mushroom-Soy Broth, Stir-Fried Mushrooms, and Cabbage (Vegan), Ikura Don (Japanese Rice Bowl With Salmon Roe), Stir-Fried Chow Mein With Four Vegetables, Turkey Paitan Ramen With Crispy Turkey and Soft-Cooked Egg, Hiyashi Chuka (Cold Ramen) With Shrimp, Ham, and Vegetables, How to Make XO Sauce, the Cook’s Condiment, Serious Eats' Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice With White Sauce, Crisp-Skinned Spatchcocked (Butterflied) Roast Turkey With Gravy. Both uses very simple sauces and they will pair well with the char siu. Replies to my comments Using super-flavorful XO sauce as the base for the sauce guarantees an incredible depth of flavor. But in this XO fried rice recipe, I decided to skip them. Blanch lettuce until slightly wilted. Your email address will not be published. The result tastes gourmet, thanks to the XO Sauce. The taste is fantastic with pretty much any rice or noodle dish. Sign up my newsletter to receive the 5-Day Chinese Cooking Crash Course and recipe update! This version of mazemen relies heavily on the intense flavor of XO sauce, the jam-like savory condiment that originated in Hong Kong and includes powerful ingredients like cured ham, dried scallops, and dried shrimp. Not sure what to do with your leftover XO sauce? These are the crispiest, most flavorful roast potatoes you'll ever make. In a food processor, blitz the squid, anchovy, scallops and shrimp until finely chopped. While that’s happening, prepare your shallots and garlic. Thanks. All An apple a day? Remove from the wok, then add another tablespoon of oil. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. In a skillet over medium heat, add two tablespoon of cooking oil. I think this one of the most layered fried recipe I have tried from the internet. These are two easy stir fry recipes wtih XO sauce. It definitely makes a quick and balanced one-dish meal with the blanched greens at the side. The best part of all is that the dish comes together in about as much time as it takes to boil the noodles. For the XO chilli sauce, preheat a char-grill or grill plate to medium-high. Taste and add more condiments as needed. Leave a comment, rate it (once you’ve tried it), and take a picture and tag it @omnivorescookbook on Instagram! Have you cooked this recipe? All products linked here have been independently selected by our editors. This is my lazy, quick & simplified version of XO Sauce noodles aka zha jiang mian 炸酱面 (“zha jiang mian” is a popular Northern China dish; it translates as fried meat sauce noodles). I take a less labor-intensive approach while maintaining the taste and look of the dish. But if you want to make things easier on yourself, since it does require some time (and tracking down ingredients you won’t find in regular supermarkets), you can get XO sauce from your Asian market. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over high heat until hot. 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