Spicy Pork Rice Noodles

Spicy Pork Rice Noodles


  • 600g pork mince
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil, plus a little extra for the noodles
  • 1 cm piece of fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 small red chillies, finely sliced, plus extra for serving
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 lime, cut in half, 1 half juiced the other cut into wedges
  • 200g vermicelli rice noodles

For the veggies:

  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 3 carrots, peeled, julienned
  • 1 cucumber, finely sliced
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced lengthways

Extras, to serve:

  • Handful of mint leaves
  • Handful of coriander leaves

1. Begin by preparing the vegetables. Add the carrot to a bowl with a teaspoon each of soy sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds. Repeat with the remaining in another bowl with the cucumber. Add the spring onions to a bowl of ice water until ready to serve to curl them.

2. Heat 1 tbsp of the sesame oil in a wok or non-stick frying pan over a high heat. Add the mince and use a wooden spoon to break it up. Fry the mince for about 5-7 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan if it starts to stick, until it’s golden and crispy. Add the remaining oil to the mince in the pan, then stir in the ginger, garlic and chopped chilli and cook for about 1 minute, until fragrant. Add the light soy sauce, sriracha, dark soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and sugar and cook for a further minute then remove from the heat and stir through the juice of ½ a lime.

3. Meanwhile, place the noodles in a large heatproof bowl. Pour over enough boiling water to cover. Set aside for 2 mins or until tender. Refresh under cold water. Drain well and dress with a little sesame oil.

4. Divide the noodles among serving bowls. Top with the mince mixture, carrot, cucumber, sliced chilli and spring onions then garnish with the coriander and mint leaves.

*Recipe on video and text may differ from each other!

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