China does Spaghetti Bolognese.

Or maybe Italy did Zha Jiang Mian?

This popular porky masterpiece will make you feel homesick for Beijing - even if you’ve never been there.

The thick noodles, shredded cucumber, and that sweet yet savoury pork sauce make for a texture and taste that you’ll crave again and again.

Though the name Zha Jiang Mian is translated literally to “fried sauce noodles”, finding this flavoursome fella can be tricky sometimes. It might be hiding from you under another name (noodles with ground pork and bean sauce, pork with brown sauce noodles, Beijing noodles with special sauce).

NOTE: this dish is particularly convenient for lovers of Spag Bol who get tired of ordering the same thing, but ... sorta still feel like Spag Bol.