Braised pork belly and green bean noodles

Based on 7 ratings

Xueci Cheng

Editor at Kitchen Stories

“Braising is a unique way to cook noodles, which is popular in northern regions of China. It uses the steam to give noodles a flavorful bath and lends chewy texture at the same time. If you don’t have fresh wheat noodles, use thin dried noodles instead. You can even use instant noodles. For a vegetarian variation, you can replace pork with firm tofu or just leave it out. Potatoes and tomatoes also work great in this dish.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
40
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
200 g fresh Asian wheat noodles
200 g green beans
200 g pork belly
scallion
3 cloves garlic
2 tsp sugar
star anise
15 g ginger
2 tbsp Shaoxing wine
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
4 tbsp light soy sauce
300 ml water (hot)
vegetable oil
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • frying pan
  • rubber spatula
  • bowl

Nutrition per serving

Cal
740
Protein
42 g
Fat
25 g
Carb
89 g
  • Step 1/5

    • 200 g green beans
    • 200 g pork belly
    • scallion
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • 15 g ginger
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Trim green beans and halve. Thinly slice pork belly. Separate the white and green parts of the scallion, thinly slicing the white parts vertically and thinly slicing the green part for garnish. Peel and mince garlic and ginger.

  • Step 2/5

    • 2 tsp sugar
    • star anise
    • vegetable oil
    • frying pan
    • rubber spatula

    Heat some vegetable oil in a pan with a lid. Add sugar and let caramelize. Add pork belly and stir-fry until coated. Add star anise, ginger, garlic, and scallion whites, sauté until fragrant.

  • Step 3/5

    • 2 tbsp Shaoxing wine
    • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
    • 4 tbsp light soy sauce

    Deglaze pan with shaoxing wine and both soy sauces. Add green beans and stir-fry for approx. 5 min.

  • Step 4/5

    • 300 ml water (hot)
    • bowl

    Pour in hot water and bring to a boil, then let simmer for approx. 3 min. Spoon out a few tablespoons of the liquid sauce into a small bowl.

  • Step 5/5

    • 200 g fresh Asian wheat noodles

    Spread noodles in an even layer on top of the pork and beans. Cover and braise for approx. 10 mins. or until noodles are fully cooked. Add reserved sauce to pot halfway through. When noodles are done, stir to combine and serve with green parts of the scallions. Enjoy!