Crispy pork noodles with chilli greens

Crispy pork noodles with chilli greens

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Work wonders with a pack of pork mince. All you need is 20 minutes and a hot wok to create this speedy midweek dinner, made green with piles of pak choi


Try our minced pork noodles, then check out our Shanghai noodles.



  • groundnut or vegetable oil 1 tbsp
  • pork mince 150g
  • gai lan, choi sum or pak choi 200g, any thick stems halved lengthways
  • fine egg noodles 2 nests
  • toasted sesame oil 2 tsp
  • dried chilli flakes 1 tsp (or less if you don’t like it too spicy)
  • sichuan peppercorns 4 (optional)
  • garlic 3 cloves, finely chopped
  • spring onions 4, sliced
  • ginger thumb-sized piece, peeled and finely chopped
  • soy sauce 2 tbsp
  • mirin 2 tbsp
  • rice vinegar 1 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a wok or deep frying pan, and fry the pork for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently and breaking it up with a spatula until golden brown and crispy.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, blanch the greens in a pan of simmering water for 4-6 minutes, or until the stems are tender, then drain well. In another pan, cook the noodles for 2-3 minutes, or until tender, then drain and rinse under cold water.

  • Step 3

    Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat and toss in the blanched greens for a few minutes until starting to turn golden at the edges. Add the chilli flakes, Sichuan peppercorns (if using) and half the garlic, and toss for 30 seconds-1 minute, or until they start to smell aromatic. Remove from the heat and keep warm.

  • Step 4

    Add the spring onions, remaining garlic and ginger to the pork and fry for 1 minute, then add the soy, mirin and rice vinegar, and bubble for 1 minute.

  • Step 5

    Tip the noodles into the pork mixture, and toss everything well until the noodles have heated through. Serve in bowls with the chilli greens alongside.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 555
  • Fat 22.3g
  • Saturates 6.3g
  • Carbs 51g
  • Sugars 10.1g
  • Fibre 6.6g
  • Protein 34.1g
  • Salt 2.8g