Shao-Zi Noodles is the second dish which Julie showed us in last week’s cooking club meeting. Julie prepared the dough ahead for making the noodles. She told us she used 4 cups of flour with 1.5 cups of water and some salt (probably 1 teaspoon) to make the dough for the noodle.
The star of this dish is the meat sauce. Julie told us that the meat sauce can be made in big batch and store in the refrigerator for a few days. The noodle dish can be prepared easily using the prepared meat sauce.
- 1 lb Lean ground pork
- 1 lb spiced bean curd, diced in small pieces.
- sweet bean sauce
- soybean paste
- hot bean paste
- soy sauce
- corn starch
- for decoration, thinly sliced carrot, cucumber or celery
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|Marinate the ground pork with some salt and soy sauce. Mix well.
|In a deep pan, fry the marinated pork with some oil.
|When the pork has changed color, about 80% cooked, add in the diced spiced tofu. Continue to fry to mix them well.
|Add in the sweet bean sauce, soybean paste, hot bean sauce (optional) and sugar according to your taste. Add enough water to cover the mixture and let it simmers for a few minutes. The simmering will allow the pork and tofu to aborbs the flavour of the sauces.
|While the meat sauce is simmering away, the ladies are busy rolling out the dough to make noodles.
|We used a Chinese noodle machine to cut the thinly rolled dough into strands of noodles. The strands of noodles has to be floured and separated into individual strands.
|Bring a big pot of water to a rolling boil. Cook the noodles in the boiling water for a few minutes.
|While the noodle is cooking, thicken the meat sauce with some cornstarch solutions. Serve the meat sauce over the noodles. You may add some sliced carrot, celery or cucumber on the side.