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Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Ground Pork, Taiwanese Style

Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Ground Pork, Taiwanese Style

Even without a sauce, there is a simple way to infuse flavors into these tasteless-looking rice noodles.

First, the ground pork are marinated with a heavier seasonings than those would be cooked with a sauce. Then, it is seared with garlic and shallot in slightly excess oil. The flavors from meat and aromatics are thus infused into the oil. And there we go with an easily-made flavored oil for cooking with the rice noodles.

The serving size here is not huge, roughly good for serving two as a light meal. But a larger skillet or a Chinese wok is a better vessel for cooking this dish because we not only need to flip and turn the rice noodles but also the space-occupying cabbage shreds at the same time.

Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Ground Pork, Taiwanese Style

This perhaps is the simplest version of the Taiwanese Stir-Fried Noodles with Ground Pork 肉燥炒米粉. You may always include julienned mushroom and/or carrot without fear. No matter which version I cook, I have been kept using this very thin type of rice noodles from Taiwan.

I mean the noodles are now available here in many supermarkets. Which also means, even I am not able to pay a visit to Taiwan, I have a nice remedy for my missing of their street foods.

  • Ingredients
  • 120g dried rice noodles
  • 100g ground pork
  • 300g cabbage
  • 1 tbsp dried shrimps
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • ~3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • pinch of ground white pepper, optional
  • Marinades for pork
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp water
  • pinch of ground white pepper
  • few droplets of cooking wine
  • pinch of corn starch
  • dash of sesame oil
  • Marinades for rice noodles
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cooking oil

Dried Shrimps and Shredded Cabbage
Taiwan Rice Noodles

Method

Marinade ground pork (add corn flour and oil after other seasonings),and let it stand for at least 15 minutes.

Wash cabbage, drain dry, and shred.

Scald dried rice noodles in hot water until they just get softened. My thin rice noodles are ready in about 30 seconds. Loosen them in a colander; blot dry, or air dry (or fan dry) it. Then season noodles with salt and oil. (Here explained why I prepare the rice noodles with all these steps.)

Soak dried shrimps for about 15 minutes, rinse, discard water and pat dry.

Over medium flame, heat oil in wok. Sauté sliced garlic and shallot until lightly brown. Add in marinaded pork and stir-fry, also until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. When stir-frying, mash the ground meat into separate pieces with the back of your turner if they lump together.

Push aside (or dish up) the pork, allowing the oil to drain back to center of wok. Sauté dried shrimps a bit to fragrant, then toss in cabbage shreds and keep stirring until they start to tender. Sprinkle in salt, stir well.

Drop in rice noodles, stir in pork, and quickly mix well with cabbage, about a minute (add 1 to 2 spoons of water should you find them too dry to stir). Finish with a pinch of ground white pepper.

Serve hot (with a chili sauce if your prefer).

Enjoy!

Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Ground Pork, Taiwanese Style

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  1. Juliana

    This rice noddle dish brings me memories of my childhood…my mom used to make all kind of versions using rice noddles…and I like mine definitely with some chili sauce.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week :-)

  2. tigerfish

    This is such a famous street food in Taiwan esp as breakfast. And Hsinchu rice noodles is quite different from the typical noodles, don’t you think? :)

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  4. noobcook

    the noodles look light and refreshing, and the colours are beautiful as well!

  5. kristy

    Hey how are you doing? This vermicelli dish looks truly simple and flavourful. Btw, Chinese New Year is coming real soon. Making any new year tidbits?
    Hope you’re going to have a lovely weekend.
    Cheers
    Kristy

  6. TasteHongKong

    @KN,
    Thanks for your kind invitation. I have sent you an email a minute ago.

  7. TasteHongKong

    @tigerfish,
    You get it : ).

  8. TasteHongKong

    @Kristy,
    Arrrrr…gh, what a shame … have to admit that I’m not hardworking enough : (, hopefully to do the turnip cake 蘿蔔糕 again in the coming week : ).

  9. tinytearoom

    This looks super tasty. I love noodle dishes. gorgeous photographs!

  10. Cooking Gallery

    I haven’t had stir fried rice noodles for a while even though I really like this dish. I should make it again in the next few days, yours looks gorgeous and yummy!!

  11. lena

    hi maureen, though this is not the saucy type of noodles, i believe that this is so tasty looking at the way you cook this. Learnt a few tips from here! thanks! also wishing you gong xi fa cai and may the year of dragon brings you lots of happiness and joy to and your family!

  12. Lori

    I just bought some rice noodles and was going to make a cold dish. You’ve changed my mind. This is beautiful and I love the simplicity.

  13. food-4tots

    Lovely presentation!! I usually cook my noodles using AMC pot. More of a braised version. Will try your method soon.

  14. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    Perfect! I love Taiwanese food :) I remember eating these kinda noodles all the time hehe

  15. Asmita

    Looks super yummy . Would love to try this recipe out!

  16. Ju

    The rice noodle will always stick to the wok. Is there any way to prevent this? Tks.

  17. TasteHongKong

    @Ju,
    Rice noodles release starches as they are being fried, thus may easily stick to wok. If you have already followed the steps above (scald them, air them them dry and season them with oil), then you may try to dish up all other ingredients and clean the wok first before adding in the noodles. But make sure you heat the wok enough with oil (as in this pan-fried recipe) before putting in noodles. Besides, constant tossing and cooking fast may also help prevent them from sticking. Here, quickly toss the noodles with cabbage and pork.