Super Speedy Noodles with Pork and Ginger – Gok Cooks Chinese recipes

Posted on June 11th, 2012 in Food | 4 comments »

There might seem to be a lot of cutting and chopping in this recipe, but once all your prep work is done, this dish will come together very quickly. I love the prep stage of any dish – it’s the behind-the-scenes work that makes for a great cooking performance and is very satisfying.

Gok Cooks Chinese - Super Speedy Noodles

200g dried thin egg noodles
1 tablespoon groundnut oil
400g pork fillet or tenderloin, cut into strips
a 2cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tablespoon shrimp paste
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
3 tablespoons water
salt and ground white pepper
1 carrot, peeled and cut into matchsticks
2 spring onions, shredded
1 teaspoon sesame oil


1. Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions, then cool and set aside.

2. Heat the oil in a wok over a medium-high heat. Add the strips of pork and stir-fry for approximately 1 minute on each side, until the pork takes on some colour and is sealed but not quite cooked through. Remove from the wok, and set aside.

3. Turn the heat up to high. Add the ginger and garlic and stir fry
for 20 seconds until softened a little. Add the ground dried shrimp and continue to stir-fry until aromatic. Add the soy sauce, fish sauce and the water and cook for 10 seconds.

4. Check the noodles. Once softened, but retaining a slight bite, drain. Add the noodles and the pork strips to the wok, tossing them well through the wok for 1 minute to warm and coat in the sauce. Season with salt and pepper if needed.

5. Remove to a serving plate and garnish with the raw carrot and spring onions. Sprinkle over a couple of drops of sesame oil and serve.

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4 Comments on “ Super Speedy Noodles with Pork and Ginger – Gok Cooks Chinese recipes ”

  • Jade Nixon on June 11th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    i <3 everything you make gok!

  • Marty Campbell on June 12th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Well, that’s tomorrow night’s dinner sorted! Asian supermarket here I come!

    Marty x

  • nicola foster on June 13th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    ive always loved u gok and u make me want to cook chinese food as you make it look so easy! cant wait to get your book xx

  • scott on June 15th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I will be trying this recipe as soon as my wife lets me. I have been cooking so much from the show that she said she needs a break from it!

    I think it’ss a fantastic show, Love all the food, another thing to coment about is that the link to follow to purchase this wonderful cookbook takes you sriaght to amazon rather that an expensive book shop making load of money out of us all, Bravo

    Wish you all the best and happy cooking!!!

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