BRAISED GLASS NOODLES WITH PORK & NAPA CABBAGE

January 15, 2020
Braised Glass Noodles with Pork and Napa Cabbage may be a traditional dish and Chinese food from Northern China that families make all throughout China.

Braised Glass Noodles with Pork & Napa Cabbage, or may be a traditional dish from Northern China, and I’m pretty certain that the majority northerners have their own creative ways of cooking it.

BRAISED GLASS NOODLES WITH PORK & NAPA CABBAGE
BRAISED GLASS NOODLES WITH PORK & NAPA CABBAGE

Some wish to use sour cabbage rather than fresh cabbage, and a few wish to add chili. Some prefer it saucy, et al. Prefer an almost soup-like consistency. Of course, everyone claims that their own mother or grandmother makes the simplest version.

I am never here to compete with the mothers of the North, but I do want to shed some light on this delightful dish, and this is often how I prefer to organize it. Plus, I do know you guys love noodles! If you’re a lover of our Ants Climbing a Tree recipe (another famous glass noodle dish), you’ll love these braised glass noodles with pork and napa cabbage.

BRAISED GLASS NOODLES WITH PORK & NAPA CABBAGE

INGREDIENTS :

  • 3 slices ginger
  • 1 to 2 star anise
  • 6 shiitake mushrooms (fresh or rehydrated dried)
  • 1 pound napa cabbage (450g, cut into large pieces)
  • 3 oz. dried sweet potato noodles (85g)
  • 1 teaspoon oil (plus 3 tablespoons)
  • 8 oz. pork belly (225g, thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock (or water)
  • 1 scallion (chopped, optional)

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Pre-cook the sweet potato noodles, following the instructions on the package. Drain and toss in a teaspoon of oil to prevent sticking. Set aside.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a wok over high heat until just starting to smoke. Brown the pork belly for about a minute, and then turn the heat down to medium. Remove the pork belly from the wok and set aside. Add the ginger, star anise, and mushrooms, and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Turn the heat back up to high, and add the napa cabbage. Stir-fry for a minute, and then add the salt, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce and chicken stock (or water). Mix everything well, cover, and simmer for 3 minutes. Mix in the cooked glass noodles and pork belly, cover, and simmer for another 2 minutes. Stir in the chopped scallion (if using) and serve!
Braised Glass Noodles with Pork and Napa Cabbage may be a traditional dish and Chinese food from Northern China that families make all throughout China.

Braised Glass Noodles with Pork & Napa Cabbage, or may be a traditional dish from Northern China, and I’m pretty certain that the majority northerners have their own creative ways of cooking it.

BRAISED GLASS NOODLES WITH PORK & NAPA CABBAGE
BRAISED GLASS NOODLES WITH PORK & NAPA CABBAGE

Some wish to use sour cabbage rather than fresh cabbage, and a few wish to add chili. Some prefer it saucy, et al. Prefer an almost soup-like consistency. Of course, everyone claims that their own mother or grandmother makes the simplest version.

I am never here to compete with the mothers of the North, but I do want to shed some light on this delightful dish, and this is often how I prefer to organize it. Plus, I do know you guys love noodles! If you’re a lover of our Ants Climbing a Tree recipe (another famous glass noodle dish), you’ll love these braised glass noodles with pork and napa cabbage.

BRAISED GLASS NOODLES WITH PORK & NAPA CABBAGE

INGREDIENTS :

  • 3 slices ginger
  • 1 to 2 star anise
  • 6 shiitake mushrooms (fresh or rehydrated dried)
  • 1 pound napa cabbage (450g, cut into large pieces)
  • 3 oz. dried sweet potato noodles (85g)
  • 1 teaspoon oil (plus 3 tablespoons)
  • 8 oz. pork belly (225g, thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock (or water)
  • 1 scallion (chopped, optional)

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Pre-cook the sweet potato noodles, following the instructions on the package. Drain and toss in a teaspoon of oil to prevent sticking. Set aside.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a wok over high heat until just starting to smoke. Brown the pork belly for about a minute, and then turn the heat down to medium. Remove the pork belly from the wok and set aside. Add the ginger, star anise, and mushrooms, and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Turn the heat back up to high, and add the napa cabbage. Stir-fry for a minute, and then add the salt, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce and chicken stock (or water). Mix everything well, cover, and simmer for 3 minutes. Mix in the cooked glass noodles and pork belly, cover, and simmer for another 2 minutes. Stir in the chopped scallion (if using) and serve!
Braised Glass Noodles with Pork and Napa Cabbage may be a traditional dish and Chinese food from Northern China that families make all throughout China.

Braised Glass Noodles with Pork & Napa Cabbage, or may be a traditional dish from Northern China, and I’m pretty certain that the majority northerners have their own creative ways of cooking it.

BRAISED GLASS NOODLES WITH PORK & NAPA CABBAGE
BRAISED GLASS NOODLES WITH PORK & NAPA CABBAGE

Some wish to use sour cabbage rather than fresh cabbage, and a few wish to add chili. Some prefer it saucy, et al. Prefer an almost soup-like consistency. Of course, everyone claims that their own mother or grandmother makes the simplest version.

I am never here to compete with the mothers of the North, but I do want to shed some light on this delightful dish, and this is often how I prefer to organize it. Plus, I do know you guys love noodles! If you’re a lover of our Ants Climbing a Tree recipe (another famous glass noodle dish), you’ll love these braised glass noodles with pork and napa cabbage.

BRAISED GLASS NOODLES WITH PORK & NAPA CABBAGE

INGREDIENTS :

  • 3 slices ginger
  • 1 to 2 star anise
  • 6 shiitake mushrooms (fresh or rehydrated dried)
  • 1 pound napa cabbage (450g, cut into large pieces)
  • 3 oz. dried sweet potato noodles (85g)
  • 1 teaspoon oil (plus 3 tablespoons)
  • 8 oz. pork belly (225g, thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock (or water)
  • 1 scallion (chopped, optional)

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Pre-cook the sweet potato noodles, following the instructions on the package. Drain and toss in a teaspoon of oil to prevent sticking. Set aside.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a wok over high heat until just starting to smoke. Brown the pork belly for about a minute, and then turn the heat down to medium. Remove the pork belly from the wok and set aside. Add the ginger, star anise, and mushrooms, and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Turn the heat back up to high, and add the napa cabbage. Stir-fry for a minute, and then add the salt, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce and chicken stock (or water). Mix everything well, cover, and simmer for 3 minutes. Mix in the cooked glass noodles and pork belly, cover, and simmer for another 2 minutes. Stir in the chopped scallion (if using) and serve!

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