The key to this dish is the noodles - sweet potato starch noodles have a great slippery texture and become translucent when cooked. You'll find them at most Asian grocers.
- 500 gm sweet potato starch noodles
- 100 ml vegetable oil
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 10 gm ginger (about 2cm piece), finely grated
- 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
- 600 gm Chinese cabbage, shredded (about 1/3)
- 100 gm each black fungi and shiitake mushrooms, sliced
- 250 gm beef fillet, thinly sliced
- 125 ml soy sauce (½ cup)
- 60 ml Shaoxing wine (¼ cup)
- 60 ml rice malt syrup (see note) (¼ cup)
- 2 tsp caster sugar
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 eggs, beaten
- To serve: <a href="http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/mandu.htm">sesame salt</a>
- 1Cook noodles in a large saucepan of boiling water until tender (2-4 minutes). Drain and set aside.
- 2Heat 20ml oil in a wok over high heat, add onion and stir-fry until tender (2-3 minutes), remove from wok and set aside. Add another 20ml oil to wok, add ginger, garlic, cabbage and mushrooms and stir-fry until tender (2-3 minutes), remove from wok and set aside. Heat 40ml oil in wok, add beef and stir-fry until golden (2-3 minutes), then add soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, malt syrup, sugar and sesame oil and stir-fry until reduced by half (3-5 minutes). Add reserved ingredients back to wok, season to taste with freshly ground pepper and keep warm.
- 3Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a frying pan over high heat. Season egg to taste and add to pan, swirling to coat base, then cook until golden (1-2 minutes). Turn and cook for another minute, then transfer to a chopping board. Roll up into a log and slice into thin ribbons. Scatter over hot noodles and serve with sesame salt to the side.
Note Rice malt syrup is available from Asian grocers.
Drink Suggestion: Dark and nutty stout. Drink suggestion by Max Allen