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One-pot French Beans & Noodles

Ingredients:

French Beans / Long beans 200g  (trimmed and cut into shorter pieces)

pork belly 200g (cut into slices)

fresh noodles 300g

garlic 3 cloves (chopped)

light soy sauce 1 tbsp

dark soy sauce 2 tsp

oyster sauce 1 tsp

sugar 1 tsp

water 1 cup

 

1, Heat a pan, Add in 2 tsp oil. Fry pork with low medium heat to sear out the fat till the edge turns slightly golden brown color. Set pork aside for later use.

2, Use the same pan (with the remaining oil), stir fry garlic till aromatic.

3, Add in French beans, stir fry for about 2 mins.

4, Add all the pork back into the pan. Stir fry for another min.

5, Add in light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar. Stir fry evenly.

6, Pour in water.

7. Bring to boil with high heat. Pour out 1/3 of the stock.

8, Lid on and simmer with low heat for 3 mins.

9, Spread noodles over pork and beans. Cover with lid and simmer for 3 mins.

10, Noodles will absorb the stock, so add in half of the stock kept in step 7 evenly over the noodles. simmer for 3 mins.

11, Mix noodles with pork and beans. Add in the rest stock. Simmer for 3 mins.

12, Stir noodles and reduce the sauce. Check whether noodles are done. If no, simmer a bit longer, add in a bit more water if needed. If yes, ready to serve.

Long Bean Stir-fry

I love green and crunchy long beans. And it’s a very simple dish to cook.

  1. Wash long beans clean. Cut into medium strips.
  2. Boil a pot of hot water. Add in 1 pinch salt and several drops of oil. Add long beans in and boil for 4 mins to make sure they are completely cooked. Then soak them in cold water and drain them.
  3. Heat a pan. Add in 1 tsp oil. When oil is hot, saute chopped 2 or 3 cloves of garlic and 1 red chili till aromatic.
  4. Add long beans in. Stir fry for 1 min.
  5. Add in 1/2 tsp light soy sauce and 1/2 tsp oyster sauce. Quickly stir fry evenly.
  6. Season with salt.

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You can choose not to add chili if you don’t want it to be spicy at all.

This cooking method can also be used to stir fry lady fingers.

One-pot Long Beans, Pork & Noodles

This is a very popular way to cook noodles in China.

1. Heat a pan, add in a little oil. Sear pork belly slices. Pork better has some fat, so pork belly is a good choice.

2. Add in chopped long beans. Stir fry till surface has some wrinkles on it.

3. Add in 1 tsp cooking wine, 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp white pepper, 1/2 tsp five spice powder and 1 tsp sugar. Stir fry evenly.

4. Place noodles on the top. Fresh soft noodles are the best choice. But if you use regular dry noodles, please boil them in advance till almost half cooked.

5. Pour in one small bowl of water along the pan. Cover the lid. Simmer till it dries up. Then add in another bowl of water. And simmer again. So this step is to steam the noodles.

6. When sauce reduces, turn to high heat. Remove the lid. Mix noodles well with sauce.

Serve hot.