Dan Dan Noodles
Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 15 minutes Serves: 4 as a starter Ingredients
600g pork mince 500g thin wheat noodles 3 tbsp vegetable or peanut oil 2 garlic cloves minced 2 tbsp ginger, minced 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 2 tbsp chilli oil 600ml chicken stock 4 sliced spring onions (green tops included) 2 tbsp Chinese preserved vegetable (available at Chinese supermarkets)
Cook the noodles, drain and rinse. Mix the soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of chilli oil, 1⁄ 2 the green onions and 1⁄ of the stock together 4 and reserve. Heat the oil on a high heat until it shimmers and add the garlic and ginger. Stir-fry until fragrant but not coloured, then add the minced pork. Stir-fry until just browned, then add reserved soy sauce mixture. Stir-fry over a high heat for 1 minute, then simmer for 3 minutes. Pour in the remaining stock and bring to the boil. Divide noodles among serving bowls, pour over sauce and garnish with green onions. Serve with chilli oil and preserved vegetables.