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Charred rice noodles and greens

This dish also works with pork, chicken or prawns.

You'll need

200 gm fresh wide rice noodles 1 tsp dark soy sauce 2 tbsp peanut oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 bunch gai lan (Chinese broccoli; about 200gm), stalks trimmed and thinly sliced, leaves coarsely chopped 200 ml chicken stock To season: fish sauce and light soy sauce 2 tsp cornflour mixed with 1 tsp water To serve: roasted chilli flakes, caster sugar and lime wedges


  • 01
  • Combine noodles with soy sauce in a bowl and season to taste with white pepper. Heat a well-seasoned wok over high heat, add noodles and cook without stirring until charred (2-3 minutes). Add half the oil, toss to combine and transfer to a bowl.
  • 02
  • Heat remaining oil in wok, add garlic and stir-fry (1-2 minutes), then add gai lan and stir-fry until wilted (1-2 minutes). Add stock, season with fish sauce and light soy, then add cornflour mixed with water, bring to the boil and stir until it has a gravy consistency (1-2 minutes). Add noodles, toss to coat and serve seasoned with chilli flakes, sugar and lime squeezed over to taste.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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Feb 2014

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