I thought I would make Munchkin some Jja Jang Myun this morning. It's Korean style noodles with a black bean sauce. I guess the easiest way to explain it would be Korean-style Spaghetti. =P
First bring a pot of water to a boil and ready your noodles.
While the water is boiling, get your vegetables ready.
Chop up about 1/2 cup each of onions, squash, potatoes, and carrots. You can add mushrooms and other vegetables you want also.
In a wide pan (preferably a wok) heat some oil and add about 1/2 TB of minced garlic and some beef. I chose to use some leftover ground beef that I had, but you can use beef chunks or even pork chunks.
After sautéing the beef for a while, add the potatoes and carrots and add a dash of salt and pepper.
Then add the squash and onions...
Finally add about 4 TB of black bean paste, 1 cup of water, and 2 TB of sugar.
I also threw in some green onions just because I always have green onions in my fridge. =)
At this point mix some corn starch and water at a 1:1 ratio and mix it up very well.
Pour in this mixuture a little bit at a time and let the sauce thicken.
Keep boiling until the sauce thickens up to a thick curry consistency.
Get your boiled noodles and transfer it to a bowl...
Pour some sauce over the noodles and garnish it with some thinly sliced cucumber (pickle?).
I added half a boiled egg to mine, but the MR (above) doesn't like eggs. =P
Don't forget to eat it with some dan-moo-ji! =) I have no idea what this is in English...pickled horseradish? They sell it in the tofu section of the K-market.