The vegan version of a Korean noodle dish that holds a special place in my heart. It is none other than Jajangmyeon, or black bean noodles.
Traditionally, the dish is not vegan as it is made with slices of fatty pork. For this vegan version, we supplement that umami flavor and meaty texture with shiitake mushrooms. The result? something truly out of this world.
Just like Sundubu Jjigae (Soft Tofu Stew), Jajangmyeon makes appearance in many Korean dramas. Perhaps my drama-binging is what prompted me to make this recipe.