Ants Climbing Tree

I love this dish called Ants Climbing Tree. So, Ben made it for me one day.


  • 4 oz mung bean noodle/glass noodle
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon spicy fermented bean sauce
  • 4 oz ground pork
  • 1 can (398ml) chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • 2 stalks green onion, chopped
  • 2 Thai chili, finely chopped (optional)

Source: The woks of Life


Soak the mung bean noodles in cold water for 10 minutes. Rinse in cold water, drain and set aside.
In a wok over medium heat, add the oil and minced ginger. Cook the ginger for about a minute or until fragrance and add the spicy bean sauce. Cook for another minute.

Add the ground pork and stir-fry until the meat is cooked through.


Add the chicken broth, sugar, dark soy sauce and light soy sauce.

Bring to a boil.

Once boiling, add the glass noodles, scallions and Thai chili if using.

Stir everything together with a pair of chopsticks for 1 to 2 minutes or until the sauce is almost dry.

Served alone or with steamed rice.

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