Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Ants Climbing Trees

I always get a comment or two, whenever 'Ants Climbing Trees' features on my menu plan. It's really a very quick and very simple Asian dish of minced pork, mung bean noodles and a few seasonings and sauces. A great meal for those nights when you have little more than two seconds to get dinner on the table. I finally did a google search and found a recipe that is practically identical to the one I have.

Ants Climbing Trees

1 large packet mung bean noodles
500g lean minced pork
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine
2 tablespoons chilli sauce
1 teaspoon corn flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 stalks scallions, sliced into small pieces
1/2 cup chicken stock

  1. Add soy sauce, rice wine, chilli sauce, and corn flour to a bowl. Mix in pork and marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Soak the noodles in hot water for 20 minutes, then drain.
  3. Heat the wok, and add the oil. Cook the pork mixture over a high heat for 2 minutes. Add scallions and cook until pork is browned.
  4. Add chicken stock, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for a further 2 or 3 minutes, stirring well.
  5. Add noodles to wok. Stir until noodles and sauce are blended well together and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Garnish and serve.
If you're interested in the site I found this on, click here.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this recipe. I probably won't do this one, I no longer have anklebiters around the house, but I have found some of your other recipes very helpful.


Left-Handed Housewife said...

I love the recipe title, and this definitely looks like a dish I could get my guys to eat. Thanks for sharing!


Tracy said...

Anonymous, I never even thought about this being "kid-food". It was just an easy, tasty, relatively cheap meal. Grown up's love it too.

Frances, if they like Asian style flavours I'm sure they'll love it.

Chookie said...

But where are the vegies?

Tracy said...

LOL. Consider it a be-kind-to-kids-day kinda meal!

In a home like mine, one meal without vegies once in a month is not the most horrendous thing likely to happen. We have vegies 99% of the time. I figure we can afford to do without for just one meal.

It's still healthier than fish & chips or McDonald's.

Felicity said...

This looks sensational!