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Cheat’s Char Siu Pork Noodles

Perfect, wok-tossed noodles don’t happen by accident. Not only do I have all the hacks you need in this stir-fry recipe for effortlessly seared meat, crunchy veg and a glossy end result, but I’ve got the ultimate ace up my sleeve. I’m talking char siu pork vibes, with none of the faff. Ooh, you are in for a TREAT.


Cheat’s Char Siu Pork Noodles

15 minutes
30 minutes

500g (1 lb) pork mince

⅓ cup Chinese char siu sauce*

2 tbsp vegetable oil 

2 spring onions (scallions), white part finely sliced, green parts cut into batons

1 small onion, finely diced

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 

1 small carrot, finely sliced

200g (7 oz) Chinese cabbage (also known as wombok or Napa cabbage), cut into large chunks

400g (14 oz) cooked egg noodles (or any noodle of your choice)

4 crispy fried Asian eggs (optional) 


Stir-fry sauce:

2 tbsp oyster sauce

2 tsp white vinegar

1 tsp dark sweet soy sauce

  • Step 1

    Add the pork mince and the char siu sauce to a large bowl, then mix until well combined.

  • Step 2

    For the stir-fry sauce, combine the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

  • Step 3

    Place a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add the vegetable oil followed by the  pork mince. Spread the mince out in the pan, then leave it to sear and cook for at least 5-6 minutes or until the meat juices evaporate and the pork starts to char and caramelise. Use a wooden spatula to break up the charred pork into large chunks and toss it around. 

  • Step 4

    Now add the onion and garlic and stir-fry for another minute until fragrant. Toss through the white part of the spring onion. Add the carrot and stir-fry for another minute, then add the cabbage and stir-fry for another minute until just tender.

  • Step 5

    Add the noodles and the stir-fry sauce. Use tongs and a spatula to toss everything together until well combined. Toss through most of the green parts of the spring onion (leave some for serving). Divide among serving bowls and top each portion with a fried egg, if using. Sprinkle over the remaining spring onion and serve.

  • Notes

    – Char siu sauce is available in jars from the Asian section of your supermarket or from an Asian grocery store.

    – You can also add other vegetables to the dish, such as snow peas, broccoli, capsicum or mushrooms. Just make sure you stir-fry the vegetables one by one, and cook the harder vegetables first as they will need more time in the wok to get tender.

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Yummy, flavourful weeknight dinner!

August 8, 2023

A quick, easy, tasty weeknight dinner! My kids loved it.

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Love noodles!

August 2, 2023

Another tasty, quick and easy noodle dish to fill the teens’ hollow legs! Thanks!

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