Turns out that Joyce Chen had a beef with Marco Polo. She was adamant that Itali

Andrea Nguyen 20.10.2017 02:05

Turns out that Joyce Chen had a beef with Marco Polo. She was adamant that Italian spaghetti with meat sauce came from Chinese zha jiang mian. Of course, I had to try her 1962 “Peking meat sauce noodles” recipe in the Joyce Chen Cook Book. Details and my updated recipe are at VWK, accessible via my profile link. . . . #zhajiangmian #zhajiangnoodles #joycechen #chinesecuisine #cookbooks #chinesecooking #asianwomenmeanbiz

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  • Andrea Nguyen 24.10.2017 17:50

    OMG — it’s Zsa Zsang Meehan, Zsa Zsa Gabor’s reincarnation as a noodle dish.

  • Andrew Jet-Ginger-Jim 24.10.2017 17:19

    @andreanguyen88 forgot to mention: nobody can pronounce ZJM at ATK, so everyone calls it janjigmian

  • Andrew Jet-Ginger-Jim 22.10.2017 23:28

    @andreanguyen88 I went there as a kid

  • Andrea Nguyen 20.10.2017 18:53

    @mayukh.sen You planted the seed. Last week I made JC’s egg fried rice, with MSG as she prescribed.

  • Andrea Nguyen 20.10.2017 18:52

    @wordloaf OMG — Great minds think alike. JC was in CI’s neighborhood.

  • Mayukh Sen 20.10.2017 16:11

    i am so happy you made this!!

  • Andrew Jet-Ginger-Jim 20.10.2017 04:11

    I JUST finished a recipe for CI! Gonna read this later, I may have questions. Also: hi!

  • Andrea Nguyen 20.10.2017 04:05

    @thetiffinclub Catering tip from J.C.!

  • Tiffin 20.10.2017 03:10

    Joyce Chen--legend! I love the bit where she just shrugs off the fact that she sometimes makes this for, oh, you know, upto 200 people! No big deal!

  • Andrea Nguyen 20.10.2017 02:39

    @mspore Right on! 🍝