Midweek Fakeaway – Shanghai style Braised Pork & vegetable noodles

I have a bit more time on my hands today, so thought I would try something new to me, Shanghai Style Braised Pork with some veg noodles.


I found this amazing looking  Recipe it uses Pork Belly, which is still a cheaper cut, I bought a pack from Aldi and it was under £2.50 a pack. Although it takes time to make, doesn’t look too complicated – I have of course fiddled with the recipe and added some bits 😉


I start by cutting the Pork Belly slices into bite size pieces.


This goes into a pan full of boiling water and blanch the Pork for a few minutes.


Drain and put to one side, then in a lidded pan put a tablespoon of sugar and 2 tablespoons of oil, stir and heat, then add the Pork cubes and stir through till browned, do be careful hot oil and sugar is flipping hot, hot, hot….

I am adding 2 crushed cloves of garlic and a thumb size piece of grated ginger, 3 tablespoons of dry vermouth (I didn’t have any rice wine), a tablespoon of light soy sauce and half a tablespoon of dark soy sauce and 500ml water.


A good stir, on with the lid and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour checking regularly, adding more water if drying out.


If there is a lot of fluid left, take the lid off, turn up the heat till you have a thick glossy sauce that coats the Pork.


I wanted to make a simple accompaniment to this lush Fakeaway so Stir fried Veg and Aldi Ready to wok noodles.



Finely slice spring onion, a small onion, sliced baby corn, mushrooms – toss in a little oil over a high heat adding a splash of water to ‘steam’ the veg.


Add the noodles, stir through and I added a splash of Oyster sauce.


Serve up the Pork and noodles, add a sprinkle of finely sliced spring onions and glass of lager or dry white wine 😉 – delicious.


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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