How do you optimize Sichuan (Chengdu) Fermented Chili Bean Paste (豆瓣酱)?
Wrong season for this, my favourite recipe for douban jiang is cold noodles with bitter gourd (Goya)
4 tablespoons dashi (or stock of your choice
)2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon Pixian chili bean paste.
Combine and use to dress noodles and combination of chikuwa/fish cake, bitter gourd and fresh tomato. Chilled, this is my perfect summer meal for a hot day.