For the sauce
- thumb-size piece fresh root ginger
Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 2 tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…
For the noodles
- 1 large red pepper
- 5 spring onions
Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…
- half a 400g bag beansprouts
The two most common beansprouts are the green-capped mung bean…
- 1 large or 2 small chicken breasts
- 3 nests medium egg noodles
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…
Use a potato peeler to remove the skin from the ginger. Discard skin, then carefully grate 1 tbsp from the root. Put in a bowl, crush in the garlic, and add the ketchup, oyster sauce, soy sauce and 3 tbsp water. Stir.
Use a sharp knife to cut the pepper into quarters on a board. Remove the seeds and stalk, then slice diagonally into strips. Cut the ends from the spring onions, and cut the green and white of the onion lengthways. Open the bag of beansprouts. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces.
Boil a large pan of water on the hob. when the water is boiling, drop in the noodles, turn off the heat and set the timer to 4 mins. when the time is up, drain in a colander or a large sieve in the sink. ask an adult to help you.
With everything prepared, you can now start cooking. Heat the wok – it’s hot enough when it starts to smoke. add the oil and chicken. Use a wooden spoon to keep moving the chicken around the wok until it is half white, half pink. add the pepper and stir-fry for a further 1 min.
Pour the sauce into the wok and stir well until bubbling.
Add the noodles, beansprouts and spring onions a handful at a time, then toss into the sauce until it is well coated, stirring constantly until the beansprouts wilt. Serve in bowls – an easy way is to use tongs.