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Stir-fried Curry Chinese Vermicelli with Ground Pork

炒咖哩螞蟻上樹

Under influence of South Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine, Cantonese also love curry. Curry powder or curry sauce Cantonese like are similar to Madras curry but with star anise and cinnamon which are two common Chinese spice. It’s easy to obtain curry sauce locally. There are a variety of Cantonese dishes seasoned with curry sauce, such as stir-fried mixed vegetable, chicken, beef, pork, tofu, or barbecued meats, or braised brisket and fish balls.

Glass noodles are a popular ingredient in Asia. In China, glass noodles, also called ‘fensi’, are usually made from mung bean starch. They can be used in stir-fry, such as with pork, vegetable, or in soup, with tofu, or duck meat, or to steam with chicken, scallop. Well, it’s one of the most adaptable ingredients in Cantonese cuisine.

This curry vermicelli stir-fry recipe is inspired by the very famous dish called ‘Ants climbing a tree’, which is glass noodles with spicy ground pork on top.

Ingredients –

How to do –
1. Onion chopped; chili sliced; ginger and garlic finely chopped;

2. Marinate the ground pork – in a mixing bowl, put in pork, ginger and garlic, 1tbsp of light soy sauce, 1tbsp of Chinese cooking wine, 1tsp of sugar, 1tsp of cornstarch, mix well;

3. Chinese vermicelli soaked in water for a few minutes till turns soft, give it some cut with a scissor;

4. Heat 2tbsp of oil in hot wok, stir-fry the pork in medium high heat till golden and fragrant; move aside then also stir-fry onion and chili till fragrant;

5. Season with 1tbsp of curry paste and oyster sauce, stir-fry till fragrant;

6. Put in the vermicelli, stir-fry and mix well with chopsticks and specula. Sprinkle 2tbsp of rice wine and 1/2cup of water, lid on and cook in medium-high heat for about 3 minutes;

7. Vermicelli absorbs sauce instantly; sprinkle a handful of chopped green onion on then heat off;

8. Serve hot right away or to perfect the dish, if it’s available, heat up a small pan or pot, such as clay pot, drizzle 1tbsp of oil on, than transfer the vermicelli in, you would have a crispy noodle crust at the pan bottom. Sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on top, then serve.

用料 –

  • 猪肉末 200克
  • 粉丝 100克,2把
  • 洋葱 1/3个
  • 姜 10克
  • 蒜 3瓣
  • 红泰椒 4颗
  • 葱 2根
  • 咖喱膏 1汤匙
  • 蚝油 1汤匙
  • 生抽 1汤匙
  • 糖 1茶匙
  • 生粉 1茶匙
  • 广东米酒 3汤匙

做法 –

  1. 洋葱和辣椒切粒,姜蒜切末。不吃辣的朋友可以不放辣椒;
  2. 肉沫先腌一下。放入姜蒜蓉、1汤匙生抽、1茶匙糖、1汤匙米酒,搅拌均匀;
  3. 粉丝泡软。要快的话可以用热水泡,稍微剪开;
  4. 热锅放2汤匙油,油热用中大火先把肉沫煸至金黄;再放入辣椒和洋葱粒炒香;
  5. 分别放入1汤匙咖喱酱和蚝油,煸香;
  6. 放入粉丝,用筷子翻炒均匀,放2汤匙米酒,半量杯水,盖上锅盖煮3分钟;
  7. 粉丝会马上吸汁,再翻炒至干身;撒一把葱末即可关火;
  8. 如果想更香的话,烧热一个小锅,锅底放一点油,放入炒好的粉丝后上菜,撒点炒芝麻,锅底的粉丝会焦焦脆脆的。

Stir-fried Curry Chinese Vermicelli with Ground Pork

炒咖哩螞蟻上樹

Preparation time: 20mins
Serving: 2

Ingredients

ground pork 200g

Chinese vermicelli 100g

onion 1/3

ginger 10g

garlic 3cloves

Thai red chili 4 (optional)

green onion 2

curry sauce 1tbsp

oyster sauce 1tbsp

light soy sauce 1tbsp

sugar 1tsp

cornstarch 1tsp

Chinese cooking wine 3tbsp

Instructions

1.Onion chopped; chili sliced; ginger and garlic finely chopped;

2.Marinate the ground pork – in a mixing bowl, put in pork, ginger and garlic, 1tbsp of light soy sauce, 1tbsp of Chinese cooking wine, 1tsp of sugar, 1tsp of cornstarch, mix well;

3.Chinese vermicelli soaked in water for a few minutes till turns soft, give it some cut with a scissor;

4.Heat 2tbsp of oil in hot wok, stir-fry the pork in medium high heat till golden and fragrant; move aside then also stir-fry onion and chili till fragrant;

5.Season with 1tbsp of curry paste and oyster sauce, stir-fry till fragrant;

6.Put in the vermicelli, stir-fry and mix well with chopsticks and specula. Sprinkle 2tbsp of rice wine and 1/2cup of water, lid on and cook in medium-high heat for about 3 minutes;

7.Vermicelli absorbs sauce instantly; sprinkle a handful of chopped green onion on then heat off;

8.Serve hot right away or to perfect the dish, if it’s available, heat up a small pan or pot, such as clay pot, drizzle 1tbsp of oil on, than transfer the vermicelli in, you would have a crispy noodle crust at the pan bottom. Sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on top, then serve.

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