Hot and Spicy Hawker Noodles

a.k.a. Hong Tang Dan Dan Mian.

reading the cookbook We modified the recipe from this book and were able to purchase all the Chinese ingredients from our local Chinese food market.

Noodles (wheat noodles)
1 tsp cooking oil
fake-it pork (a broken up veggie burger mixed with tofu)
1/2 cup salted radish (we used Fuling pickle, or zhacai)
2 cups stock (we used fish stock, but chicken stock or vegetable bouillon will work)
4 Tbs soy sauce
1 1/2 Tbs black rice vinegar
2 cloves finely chopped garlic
2 tsp Sichuan pepper oil
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp chili oil
1 tsp ground white pepper
1 heaped Tbs sliced spring onion

Heat cooking oil to high and stir fry the tofu/veggie burger mix for three minutes. Mix with the radish and set aside.

hawkno1.jpgHeat stock to medium and add all the other ingredients except the noodles and spring onion.

Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil and blanch the noodles for 1 minute (or until done).

Drain the noodles and divide among 4 small bowls. Pour the stock over the noodles, top with the tofu mixture, garnish with spring onion and serve.

It’s delicious! dscn1028-copy.jpg