- 300 g flat rice noodle (rice stick)
- 1 egg
- 250 g Chinese broccoli (or similar, I used bok choy)
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil (used roughly in 3rds during cooking)
- 1 tablespoon thick (sweet) soy sauce (look for soy sauce with palm sugar)
- dash of fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- Meat & Marinade
- 225 g pork loin, cut thin & bite sized
- ½ tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- splash (dark) sesame oil
Andrew Low put this on his blog so I tried it. I couldn't find flat Egg Noodles but the Egg Noodles (still thick just not flat) I found worked fine anyway. Also, I beefed up the recipe since I was feeding 4 and likely made enough for 6, some in the freezer for lunch at work, yum. I also used Bok Choy. I didn't have the thick Soy sauce so substituted more Oyster sauce. Really, you sometimes have to cook by feel or taste. This meal was gobbled up in record time.
1. Prepare the meat & marinate, and let it sit for 15 to 30mins. Chop up the vegetable (Chinese broccoli) into bite sized chunks, you may want to separate the stems from the leaves to allow you to cook the stems slightly longer. Prepare the garlic. Heat up some water, then soak the noodles until they are just soft. Drain the noodles.
2. Heat up your wok, we’ll be cooking on high the whole time. Have your sauces and ingredients ready, this goes pretty fast.
3. With a little oil, stir fry the vegetable with a dash of fish sauce. You may want to start with the stems, then toss in the leafs. When it all looks a bit wilted, dump the wok out into a bowl.
4. Now its time for Noodles. Use a generous amount of oil, toss the drained noodles into the hot wok and stir the noodles to coat them in oil. Add 1 tbsp thick soy and a dash of fish sauce. Mix the sauce into the noodles to give them nice colour, add some more oil if things start to stick badly. Spread the noodles in a thin layer over the wok and let them cook a bit. Dump the wok out into the same bowl as the vegetables.
5. Some oil, garlic and meat go into the hot wok. Stir fry the meat. Once its browned nicely, spread the meat away from the hot part of the wok and crack the egg into that spot. Scramble the egg and mix the meat in. Once the meat and egg are cooked, dump the bowl with the noodles and vegetables back in. Add the rice vinegar and stir things together.Time to eat.
The fish sauce, oyster sauce and rice vinegar all play arole in making it authentic tasting, but I think the thick soy is the magic ingredient. The type of noodle will make or break this dish - the second time I made it the local grocery store only had a thinner rice noodle which just didn’t have the same impact. I’ve also used beef instead of pork and it was a nice substitution.
You’ll want to cook this in small batches - otherwise the wok won’t be hot enough to cook the ingredients as they should be. The original points out some options for making this a vegetarian dish if you are so inclined.