Glass Noodle Salad with Pork
Yes, here we have some (blue) glass noodle salad with pork. Actually, this is perhaps not what you would call a salad in Europe but let’s stay open-minded guys! It is a delicious meal so I recommend that you try to make it for lunch.
I used pork for this salad, you might also use chicken or some sort of shrimp. I would not use beef because you want a soft texture for the protein.
Spring onions (green parts), garlic and black fungus (or cloud ear mushrooms). Soak the mushrooms in warm water for about 20 minutes before using. The mushroom have little flavour but are very good to use for texture.
Banana shalots and snake beans. These beans are great, far more superior than common haricot verts.
The most important ingredient is the glass noodle itself. I have found that this variety is perhaps the best one around (at least where I live). They are called “Double Dragon Brand Vermicelli”. Cook them for a couple of minutes, cool under water and cut into pieces.
You also need to make a sauce for the salad. I use a mixture that includes Maggi Seasoning Sauce (the picture above). This sauce is great, it adds a very pleasant taste to woks, marinades, soups and you can also use it for seasoning fried eggs. A great universal sauce! I mixed this with some Thai soy sauce, Thai oyster sauce, Thai fish sauce, XO sauce, sugar and msg. It is all about the sauces!
The next steps are quite straight-forward. First, add the meat to a pan with some water (sic) in it. If you have a good non-stick pan then there is really no need to use oil because the pork itself contains a lot of fat. Fry until the meat turns white, remove from pan. Add the garlic, onions and mushrooms. Fry for a couple of minutes. Add the sauce at this point. Finally, add the noodles and meat and cook for a couple of minutes. At this point you could also add some lime juice and cilantro, all depending on what sort of taste you fancy. Enjoy bitches!