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ImpossibleTM Zha Jiang Mian Recipe

Impossible™ Zha Jiang Mian, a Chinese noodle dish with fresh ramen noodles, savory Impossible™ Burger with miso, soy sauce and scallions, served with crisp cucumber.
  • 2

  • Super Easy
  • 13

  • 15 min

  • 15 min

  • 30 Total Time

    Total Time

To honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and highlight the diversity and deliciousness of AAPI heritage, we are excited to share delicious Asian plant-based recipes contributed by our very own Impossible Foods team members!

This recipe comes to us from Jen Shiu. Jen is a scientist in protein discovery by day at Impossible Foods, and a self-proclaimed pie-baking cat lady by night! She says her Thai-Chinese roots via Texas inspire her cooking sensibilities.

Jen told us all about her Impossible™ Zha Jiang Mian Recipe, and her cultural cooking influences. In her words, “Zha Jiang Mian 炸醬麵 is a saucy, meaty Chinese noodle dish that hits the addictive salty, sweet, umami trifecta. It traditionally gets the assist from fermented sweet bean and ground bean sauces, but these Chinese condiments aren’t part of my pantry. As an Asian American of immigrant parents, I grew up with the common experience of being of neither here nor there—one foot in both cultures, but not really part of either. And that’s how I’ve learned to cook over the years, not too attached to tradition and cross-pollinating ideas. So, here is my take on Zha Jiang Mian evolved from ingredients that I cook with to create the distinctive flavors—it’s deliciously from neither here nor there.”

We can’t wait to dig into this tasty, savory noodle dish made with Impossible™ Burger. Thanks Jen!

13 Ingredients

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  • 12 Ounce Package Impossible Burger
  • 10 Ounces Fresh Ramen Noodles
  • 5 Tablespoons Miso Paste
  • 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Molasses
  • 2 Tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • 8 Ounces Mushrooms, Diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Teaspoons Fresh ginger, minced
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 9 Ounces Bean Sprouts
  • 1 cucumber, cut into matchsticks
4 steps
  1. Boil the Noodles

    Bring a pot of water to boil, and cook noodles to package directions.

  2. Make the Sauce

    Combine miso paste, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and molasses. Add a splash of hot water to dissolve ingredients. Stir to combine.

  3. Cook the Impossible Burger

    Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large saucepan over medium high heat. Add mushrooms and cook until browned. Remove from pan. Heat additional 1 tablespoon of oil, and add garlic and ginger, stirring for a few seconds. Add Impossible Burger, breaking it up into chunks. Cook until browned and a bit crispy. Add back mushrooms, scallions, and sauce. Let simmer for a few minutes. Add more water if the mixture appears too thick. Stir in bean sprouts right before serving.

  4. Serve and Enjoy

    To serve, spoon Impossible Burger and sauce over noodles, toss well, and pile cucumbers on top.

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