Yield
6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

Chinese five-spice powder is a common spice blend that can be found in most supermarkets. Its five assertive components are cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns. Cutting the cooked noodles makes them easier to combine with the other ingredients and serve.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Place in a large bowl. Snip noodles several times with kitchen scissors.

Step 2

Combine ginger, five-spice powder, and pork in a medium bowl; add 1/4 teaspoon salt, tossing to coat. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork mixture; sauté 2 minutes or until browned. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, water, and hoisin sauce; cook 2 minutes or until pork is done. Add pork mixture and green onions to noodles; toss well to combine.

Ratings & Reviews

shaw123's Review

SandeeMomOf3
February 27, 2014
We loved this. I added zucchini and red peppers. I thought the Chinese style noodles were too expensive so I substituted thin spaghetti noodles. I also let the pork marinate for several hours in the 5 spice and ginger. Next time I will double the recipe so he have left overs and I would add more veggies.

daneanp's Review

anc0406
February 26, 2013
Yeah, this was awesome. I added chopped garlic, about 1/2 cup chopped zucchini and a tiny amount of sliced mushrooms I had left over from another dish - just put it all in with the pork mixture and let it soak in the spices while I prepared a quick cucumber asian-inspired salad. The whole family loved this. Some of us added a little siracha at the table to spice it up a little. It went together really quickly. Adding this one to our regular rotation. It really hits the spot when you need some take-out style Chinese food but don't want all those calories that typically go with it.

lehelms's Review

carolfitz
January 27, 2013
This recipe was easy to make and turned out delicious. Great as a side or as a main dish with some broccoli or zucchini thrown in. Will definitely make again.

DianaC27613's Review

daneanp
January 20, 2013
My family really loved this. I made it according to the recipe and we felt it was restaurant quality. I did coat the pork with the ginger and five spice powder and let it marinate at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Also, to the finished dish my husband and I added a touch of Maggi's Hot Liquid Seasoning to give it a little more zing. We'll definitely keep this one!

Belladonna714's Review

DianaC27613
June 09, 2010
Made exactly as directed except used garlic hoisin sauce by very very teriyaki. We love this dish. Easy to make, flavor is good, and makes excellent leftovers for lunch!

Sharon1's Review

thompstr
April 14, 2010
This is such a good and satisfying meal. I always look for good veggies to add to it, making it a complete meal in one. If we're not careful, my husband and I can eat the whole thing ourselves!

csaunders80's Review

lehelms
January 20, 2010
The only substitution I made was to use sesame oil instead of the toasted peanut oil and I also followed some reviewers suggestions to add sliced red bell peppers. This dish was sooooo bland and tasteless. I can usually docor things that don't turn out well, but this one was beyond help.

MaggieCl's Review

PatAtwell
August 26, 2009
Very nice and tasty and simple. I added fresh mushrooms and more green onions. We had wonton soup, roll and tea.

anc0406's Review

shaw123
March 29, 2009
Quick, easy, tasty! My boyfriend loved it, and he usually shies away from "healthy" dishes. Added bok choy and carrots to make it a one dish meal. Didn't have toasted peanut oil, so I used canola but only half of what was called for.

thompstr's Review

csaunders80
March 08, 2013
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