Vegetable and noodle stir-fry

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A recipe from the Good Food collection.


350 g (3/4 lb) fresh hokkien (egg) noodles

1 teaspoon sesame oil

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced

3 garlic cloves, crushed

3 × 3 cm (1 1/4 × 1 1/4 inch) piece fresh ginger, julienned

5 spring onions (scallions), cut into 5 cm (2 inch) lengths

1 small red chilli, seeded and finely chopped

3 star anise

1 small red capsicum (pepper), thinly sliced

100 g (3 1/2 oz) snow peas (mangetout), trimmed and halved diagonally

100 g (3 1/2 oz) open cap mushrooms, quartered

500 g (1 lb 2 oz) baby bok choy (pak choi), trimmed, leaves separated, cut into 5 cm (2 inch) lengths

115 g (1/4 lb) baby corn, halved diagonally

2 teaspoons cornflour (cornstarch)

100 ml (3 1/2 fl oz) Chinese barbecue sauce (char sui)

2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine 

15 g (1/2 cup) coriander (cilantro) leaves


1. Put the noodles in a large heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water and soak for 5 minutes. Use a fork to gently separate the noodles, then drain well. Toss with the sesame oil.

2. Heat a wok over high heat. Add the vegetable oil and swirl to coat. Add the red onion, garlic, ginger, spring onion and chilli and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the star anise, capsicum, snow peas, mushrooms, bok choy and baby corn and stir-fry for 2–3 minutes.