Hoi sin spicy chicken noodles

    22 min

    This one is so easy and an awesome shared or main meal. For those who own a Chinese pantry already you would probably have to buy fewer ingredients. Key to making a great Chinese meal is that it is done in minutes. So have everything prepared in advance.


    Yorkshire, England, UK
    3 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons rapeseed or groundnut oil
    • 5cm piece root ginger, finely sliced
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 4 fresh chillies, finely sliced
    • 1 white onion, diced
    • 1 handful beansprouts
    • 1 green pepper, diced
    • rice wine vinegar to taste
    • light soy sauce to taste
    • 500g thinly sliced chicken breast
    • 1 pack straight-to-wok egg noodles
    • 2 teaspoons hoi sin sauce, or to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:7min  ›  Ready in:22min 

    1. Heat the oil in a wok over seriously high heat. Add the ginger, garlic and chillies. Fry for a few but don't let the garlic burn - be quick.
    2. Add in the onions, peppers, beansprouts and any other veg you may have (baby corn, broccoli, etc.). Fry quickly, stirring, for 1 minute.
    3. Add the rice wine vinegar and soy sauce. Don't go mad - let the veggies stand out! A few drops of each is fine.
    4. Add the chicken and stir fry till no longer pink in the centre. With thinly sliced chicken, this shouldn't take long. Transfer the mixture to a dish.
    5. To the wok, add the noodles. Add hoi sin and toss. Add the veggies and chicken back to the wok and stir fry for no more than a minute. Serve and enjoy!


    Once you have mastered this, try variants of the meal maybe with whelks, clams, eel, crab, beef, or anything that takes your fancy! I normally like a bowl of Chinese cabbage in a light soy dressing with this to pick at!

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    Edible, but not massively impressed. In my opinion needed extra soy sauce, vinegar and additionaly sesame oil to add more oriental character. The meat was rather tasteless, so I would suggest to keep it in marinade made of soy sauce, vinegar and maybe cornflower shortly before frying.  -  26 Sep 2017