Pork Noodle is a noodle preparation involving pork meat and it is popular in China. This Chinese noodle dish is also known as Milinge.
Some noodle dishes involving pork meat are also popular in Asian countries like Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, etc. Milinge is popular in North of China, but people rarely make it in traditional way due to long processing methods. Nowadays, most North Chinese housewives depend on Tesco Chinese packets, or milinge packets, to prepare this dish. These packets contain dried noodles and other required ingredients and are used in the preparation of dish.
The Milinge is normally prepared on the occasion of Procession of the Master (a Daoist holiday, which is celebrated in the seventh day of seventh month according to the lunar calendar).
Ingredients and Method of Preparation of Pork Noodles Recipe
This Millinge is prepared with long wheat noodles and served after dunking in a thin sauce. The sauce used to dunk wheat noodles is prepared by combining vinegar, tomato paste, sugar and cooking wine. These ingredients are combined until they become very thin. Usually pork meat is added to the dish and, at times, it is also substituted with lamb or chicken meat.
Pork Noodle Recipes from Other Asian Countries
- Pork Thai Noodles: This pork noodle dish is very popular in Thailand and it is prepared using pork fillets, fresh hokkien noodles, olive oil, crushed garlic, onion, frozen stir-fry vegetables, oyster sauce, sweet chili sauce, honey and soy sauce. The noodles are cooked separately and pork is cooked with other ingredients. In the end, the noodles are tossed with stir fried pork and vegetables before serving.
- Taiwanese Pork Chop Noodles: As the name suggests, this noodle dish is prepared in Taiwan with pork loins and French beans. Normally, soya noodles are used in the preparation of this dish. Culinary experts say that beans and carrots improve the nutritional value of this dish. The aromatic pork chop adds a characteristic taste to this dish. It is prepared with ingredients like pork loin, French beans, noodles, carrots, garlic, shallots, cooking oil and hot water. The pork loin is marinated prior to cooking. The marinade used is created with white pepper powder, salt, Worcestershire sauce and Chinese cooking wine. The seasoning of the dish is created with fish, light soya sauce, oyster sauce. The pork loin is marinated for about a couple of hours and fried in oil. The noodles are cooked in water and kept aside. Other ingredients are fried in the wok, using the same oil in which pork strips were fried. The noodles are added in the end and tossed properly before serving with pork chop strips.
- Cantonese Fried Noodles (Pork Chow Mein): This pork noodle dish is synonymous with Cantonese cuisine and it is popular in many of the restaurants across China and Hong Kong, where the Cantonese cuisine is followed. The dish is easily prepared using egg noodles, lean porks, dried black mushroom, bean sprouts, yellow chives and julienned ginger. Mushroom, yellow chives and bean sprouts are marinated separately in salt. The sauce is prepared with sugar, oyster sauce, corn starch, and water used for soaking mushrooms. The noodles are topped with pork meat and sauce before serving.