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Asian Noodles with Roast Pork
© Jonny Valiant

Asian Noodles with Roast Pork

  • ACTIVE: 35 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR
  • SERVINGS: 6
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This traditional Singaporean dish is a savory mix of tasty noodles, Chinese broccoli and pork.

  1. 2 tablespoons canola oil
  2. 2 large shallots, finely chopped
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 1 pound ground pork
  5. 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  6. 1 1/2 tablespoons Chinese black bean sauce
  7. 4 dried hot chiles
  8. 2 teaspoons Maggi sauce (a vegetable-based liquid seasoning) or soy sauce
  9. 2 teaspoons Asian fish sauce
  10. 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  11. 1 1/2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  12. 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  13. 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  14. 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (hot chile sauce)
  15. 1 pound Chinese broccoli
  16. 1 pound fresh Chinese egg noodles, linguine or spaghetti
  17. 1/2 pound Chinese roast pork, thinly sliced
  18. 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  1. In a very large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the canola oil. Add the shallots and garlic and stir-fry over moderately high heat until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add the ground pork, brown sugar, black bean sauce, dried chiles, Maggi sauce and fish sauce and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until it is browned in spots, about 10 minutes. Add 3/4 cup of the chicken broth and cook over moderately low heat until the broth has evaporated, about 8 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the vinegar. Transfer the ground pork mixture to a bowl and wipe out the skillet.
  2. In a jar, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of chicken broth and 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar with the oyster sauce, sesame oil and sambal oelek. Seal the jar and shake the sauce to blend.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the Chinese broccoli and cook until it is crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the broccoli to a work surface and cut it into 1-inch pieces. Return the water to a boil and add the noodles. Cook just until al dente. Drain the noodles, shaking off the excess water.
  4. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in the skillet. Add the roast pork, ground pork, broccoli and noodles and toss to combine. Add the sauce and cook, tossing, until the noodles are evenly coated, 5 minutes. Add the scallion, transfer to a large platter and serve.

Suggested Pairing

Lightly sweet, full-bodied German Riesling.