I am a huge fan of korean food, especially KIMCHI! Although today's post is kimchi unrelated, it is nevertheless still a korean dish ~ korean black bean noodles (Jjajangmyun).
My version of jajangmyun is totally untraditional in every sense of the word except maybe for the black bean sauce (and noodles) used. Most jajangmyun recipes i sourced online beforehand called for potatoes, zucchini, carrots, pork, & onions. It might be unbelievable but i had neither of these ingredients present in my kitchen at the time i wanted to cook this particular dish, so i decided to improvise with whatever ingredients i could find, and which seemed appropriate. So my version of this all popular korean black bean noodles included: yellow & red capsicums (diced/cubed), ham (chopped up finely), and ready-to-use fried shallots. Weird combination of ingredients? I replaced the potatoes, zucchini, and carrots with yellow & red capsicums; replaced pork with ham; and replaced onions with fried shallots. I thought to myself~ it should work? Lo and Behold! It did work! I then topped it off with a hardboiled egg! Yayy! *a pat on the back for myself*