I have been posting a lot of meat recently, well it seems that way anyway. So today I made a simple Chinese dish that my mom showed me how to make – glass noodles with minced pork. They are also referred to as cellophane noodles and are usually made of starch or beans and water. I had a package of these glass noodles laying around from before and I know you can get them at most Asian markets, but I don’t know about regular grocery stores. I have never actually looked, but I assume they would be cheaper at Asian markets anyways. So this recipe comes courtesy of my mom and she gave me ingredients but no measurements, so nothing is exact as I am purely guessing/approximating what I used. But all in all, its fairly fast and easy and makes a nice side dish.
- 8oz pkg of glass noodles
- 1/2 lb ground pork
- 5 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp chili paste/chili oil or to taste
- 3/4 cup dark soy sauce, separated
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp white pepper
- 4 cups of water or until softened
- 3 green onions, chopped
- Marinate the ground pork in 1/2 cup of dark soy sauce
- Saute the pork with the garlic and chili paste in a wok or large sauce pan over medium heat
- Add the glass noodles to the wok and add ~3 cups of water, 1/4 cup soy sauce, salt, white pepper, and sesame oil
- Add more water if the noodles are still absorbing it (they soak up a lot)
- Top with green onions and enjoy
looks good. I love glass noodles, but I think you can only get them at Asian supermarkets though.
haha yeah, I was afraid of that. O well, Asian markets are awesome!
Sounds like your mom cooks like all my Titas (Filipino Aunts) – every family recipe I get from them lacks measurements. It’s always a little of this or a pinch of that – best kind of cooking, if you ask me. This looks wonderful – will need to give it a try.
Yes, I complete agree. Make it how you want it. Usually baking is the only thing that requires measuring I think. But definitely give it a try and let me know!