Ants Climbing a Tree - Glass Noodle Stir-fry (Ma Yi Shang Shu)

Ants Climbing a Tree - Glass Noodle Stir-fry (Ma Yi Shang Shu)

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 352kcal
Author: Marvellina
Chinese glass noodle stir-fried with seasoning and ground meat is one of the classic Sezchuan dishes that get its unique name because of its appearance. Can be made on stove-top or instant pot
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Ingredients

  • 8 oz dried bean thread noodles (soak in water for 10 minutes)
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 250 gr ground pork
  • 2 cups chicken stock

Seasonings:

  • 1-2 Tbsp chili bean paste optional- amount depends on how spicy you want it
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce or more to your taste
  • 1 Tbsp sugar

Garnish:

  • 1 stalk green onion (finely chopped)

Recommended equipment:

Instructions

Prepare the bean thread noodles:

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Turn off the heat. Add the bean thread noodles in and let them soak for 8-10 minutes or until they are soft and turn translucent. Cut into shorter pieces with kitchen shears, but not too short, about 10 cm length

If using wok or skillet

  • Preheat a wok or large skillet. Add cooking oil. Add ginger and stir fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add ground pork and stir fry until it's no longer pink. Add the seasonings and chicken stock. Bring it to a boil and then add the bean thread noodles. Stir to mix everything. The noodle will absorb the liquid

If using Instant pot:

  • Turn the saute mode on. When it's hot, add cooking oil. Add cooking oil. Add ginger and stir fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add ground pork and stir fry until it's no longer pink. Add the seasonings and chicken stock. Bring it to a boil and then add the bean thread noodles. Stir to mix everything. The noodle will absorb the liquid

Serving:

  • Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with chopped green onion. Serve immediately

Nutrition

Calories: 352kcal