© DL Acken
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25 MIN
Serves : 2

This classic recipe is ideal to serve for Chinese New Year. "Noodles, because of their length and stringiness, signify longevity,” says cookbook author Kei Lum Chan. Adapted from CHINA: THE COOKBOOK by Kei Lum and Diora Fong Chan (Phaidon, September 2016). Slideshow: More Stir-Fry Recipes 

How to Make It

Step 1    

Combine the pork, 1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce,1/2 teaspoon sugar, the cornstarch (cornflour), and 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil in a bowl. Mix well and marinate for 5 minutes.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of water to a boil, then add the noodles. Cook according to the package directions, until tender. Drain and rinse under cold running water.

Step 3    

Bring a saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add the Napa cabbage and blanch for 2 minutes until tender. Drain.

Step 4    

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a wok or large skillet (frying pan) over medium heat, add the pork, and stir-fry for 2 minutes until cooked through. Put in the drained noodles and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the Napa cabbage, remaining 1/2 teaspoon sugar, remaining 11/2 tablespoons light soy sauce, and the dark soy sauce. Stir-fry for 2 minutes until well combined. Stir in the sesame oil, transfer to a serving plate, and serve.

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