Sticky Pork Noodle Salad

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recipe by Tenina Holder

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Fragrant, spicy, pretty easy…don’t be put off by the ingredients list…not bad at all really. Hit up your local Asian supermarket and get cracking (not crackling, but speaking of which)…The only thing I could add to this salad to make it even better would be a bit of crispy crackling as a garnish along with the peanuts. It would be divine. Salivation is a wonderful thing, it’s OK; now wipe the screen.

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recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Peanuts icon
    about ¼ cup (37g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    1 (20g)
  • Lemongrass stalk icon
    Lemongrass stalk
    1 (12g)
  • Ground turmeric icon
    Ground turmeric
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Sugar icon
    120g (about ½ cup)
  • Chinese black vinegar icon
    Chinese black vinegar
    150g (about ½ cup)
  • Fish sauce icon
    Fish sauce
    17ml (1⅛ tbsp)
  • Sesame oil icon
    Sesame oil
    22ml (1½ tbsp)
  • White pepper icon
    White pepper
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Cornflour icon
    2 tsp (5g)
  • Ground pork icon
    Ground pork
    500g (about 2⅛ cups)
  • Rice noodles icon
    Rice noodles
    400g (about 1½ cups)
  • Water icon
    as needed
  • White cabbage icon
    White cabbage
    about ½ units (450g)
  • Scallion icon
    2 (30g)
  • Cilantro icon
    about ¼ cup (7g)
  • Mint icon
    about ¼ cup (7g)
  • Bean sprouts icon
    Bean sprouts
    about ¼ cup (60g)
  • Lime icon
    as needed


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  • kCook icon Large serving bowl
  • kCook icon TM5 bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

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  1. Add garlic clove, fresh chili, lemongrass stalk, ground turmeric, sugar, chinese black vinegar, fish sauce and sesame oil to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Blend - approx 10 sec, speed 9
  4. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to small bowl
  5. Add white pepper and cornflour to the TM5 bowl
  6. Blend - approx 6 sec, speed 6
  7. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  8. Add ground pork to the TM5 bowl
  9. Transfer dressing to TM5 bowl
  10. Mix - approx 3 sec, reverse speed 2
  11. Marinate in fridge - 10 min
  12. Sauté - approx 10 min, varoma, reverse speed 2
  13. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to medium bowl
  14. Add rice noodles and water to a clean medium bowl
  15. Cover until just cooked - approx 5 min
  16. Add white cabbage to the TM5 bowl bit by bit
  17. Add scallion to the TM5 bowl
  18. Blend - approx 3 sec, speed 4
  19. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  20. Drain noodles
  21. Transfer noodles to large serving bowl
  22. Transfer meat to large serving bowl
  23. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to large serving bowl
  24. Top with cilantro, mint and bean sprouts
  25. Sprinkle with peanuts
  26. Garnish with lime
  27. Serve
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