Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Stir fry Vermicelli Noodles 蚂蚁上树

I always wanted to fry this Stir fry Vermicelli Noodles 蚂蚁上树. The name itself is already intriguing.  I am afraid of insects especially ants and mosquitoes.  There are countless of times I stepped onto ants trails and gotten bitten bad, mozzie bites swell was so bad that I needed injections to subside the swell.  So I am pretty paranoid on ants and mozzies.

Apparently how they derived the name for this dish is that when you pick up a mouthful of this noodle, the minced meat looks like eats on the tree.

Well it sure doesn't sounds appetizing but it did taste yummy though.

What you need:
Serve 10

600g Vermicelli 冬粉
500g minced pork
6 dried mushroom, soaked and diced finely
3 tbsp finely minced ginger
3 finely sliced shallot
6 cloves garlic, finely minced
6 tbsp chilli bean sauce 豆瓣醬
6 tbsp dark soy sauce
3 tsp sugar
3 tsp sesame oil
finely chopped spring onion
3 tsp chilli oil
1 cup water


Blanch vermicelli in hot water.  Once softened, let it run under running water to remove excess starch and prevent from sticking.  Cut into short string.

Heat wok with 2 tbsp oil, add in shallot and stir fry until fragrant.  Remove and set aside.

On medium heat, stir fry minced garlic and ginger until fragrant.

Add in minced pork and stir fry until cooked.  Try to spread out to prevent any lump of meat.

Add in mushroom and fry until combined.

Add in chilli bean paste and mix to combine.

Add in chilli oil and water.  Mix to combine.

Add in sugar and dark soya sauce.  Season to taste.

Turn off heat and add in vermicelli.  Stir until all the sauce is absorbed by the noddle.

Turn back on the heat and add in the fried shallot.

Mix in the sesame oil and spring onion.


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  1. Learned something today. I always thought 蚂蚁上树 is minced pork with long beans...

  2. Congrats to the winner :)


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