Stir-Fried Ribbon Noodles with Pork (Pad Se-Ew Moo )
Ingredients 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup pork, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons light soy sauce 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 lb fresh flat rice noodles 1 egg 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce 1 lb Chinese broccoli Tips and substitutions For a vegetarian version, skip the pork. Add firm tofu if you like. I often enjoy pad see ew with just the egg.
Preparations Heat a wok to high heat and then add 2 tablespoons of oil. Drop in the chopped garlic and stir. Add the sliced pork. Stir to cook the pork. When the pork is somewhat cooked or turned from pink to light brown, add rice noodles. Stir to break up the noodles. Add light and dark soy sauce and sugar.
Stir to mix the seasonings into the noodles and pork. Open a spot in the middle of the pan, and drop the egg in. Scramble the egg until it is almost all cooked (not watery any more). Fold in the noodles and mix them all. Add the Chinese broccoli, stems first. I usually add half of the Chinese broccoli and stir until it wilts and then add the rest. But if you have room in your wok, you can cook all the Chinese broccoli at once. As soon as the Chinese broccoli is cooked, turn off the heat
Tip Dark soy sauce gives the noodles the color while light soy sauce seasons the dish.
If Chinese broccoli is tough to find where you live, try kale or regular broccoli.
If your fresh flat rice noodles are not pre-cut, cut them into strips of 3/4 inch wide. Cut Chinese broccoli into 2 inch long pieces. Halve the stems lengthwise because thick stems take longer to cook. You are going to want to cook them at the same time.