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Quick-braised Spicy Hot Pork, Mushrooms and Harusame Bean Noodles

Quick-braised Spicy Hot Pork, Mushrooms and Harusame Bean Noodles

This is a good recipe which warms you in winter using your favorite ingredients and mushrooms you have at home. It is also an easy recipe using just one pot in a small kitchen. It goes well with beer or rice.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Thinly sliced pork belly
100 g
Mushrooms (use your favorite ones: I used shimeji and shitake mushrooms)
About 100 g
Carrot
As required ( to make the dish colourful)
Garlic chives
1/2 bunch
Cellophane noodles
20 to 30 g
Ginger
A small piece
Sesame oil
About 1 teaspoon
Sake
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Mirin
1/2 tablespoon
Doubanjiang
1/2 to 1 teaspoon
Water
About 50 ml
Pepper
As required

Steps

1. Discard the stiff stems from the mushrooms and separate into small pieces. Cut the mushrooms into bite sizes according to the sizes of different mushrooms. Cut the pork into 5 equal pieces, cut the garlic chives into 5-cm-lengths and cut the carrot into bite sizes (here I sliced them thinly and diagonally).
2. Julienne the ginger. Heat the sesame oil and fry the pork until brown. Add the ginger and fry.
3. Place all the ingredients but the garlic chives on the 2. Combine all the seasonings but the pepper. Add this seasoning mixture and water, stir quickly and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer over a low to medium heat for 5 minutes.
4. After 5 minutes add the garlic chives and pepper. Stir quickly and cover to simmer for about 2 minutes. Check all the ingredients are nicely cooked and transfer onto a serving dish.

Story Behind this Recipe

I created a warming recipe in winter that uses mushrooms. It goes great with beer.