Green Bean Steamed Noodles

四季豆蒸面sì jì dòu zhēng miàn


1 lb green beans

1/2 lb beef or pork tenderloin

2 bunches fresh Lanzhou noodles OR 1/3 lb dried Lanzhou noodles OR 1/3 lb spaghetti

3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp minced ginger

1 green onion

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine

2 tbsp light soy sauce

1 tbsp dark soy sauce

1/4 tsp black vinegar

1/4 tsp salt

2 cup water

Prep Ingredients

  1. If you're using dried noodles, boil a pot of hot water. If you're using fresh noodles, skip to step 5.

  2. Take a handful of noodles and snap them in half. Do this with all the noodles.

  3. Once the water boils, add Lanzhou noodles to the water and let them boil for 1 minute and for spaghetti 2 minutes.

  4. Drain noodles.

  5. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to noodles and mix well. Let marinate.

  6. Wash green beans, trim ends, and then snap each into halves.

  7. Wash beef or pork tenderloin and then slice into thin rounds. Slice each round into thin strips. If you want smaller pieces, you can then mince each strip.

  8. Mince ginger.

  9. Wash and chop green onion.

Steam Dish

  1. Heat a pan over medium-high heat.

  2. Add 2 tbsp olive oil, ginger, pork or beef, Chinese cooking wine, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1/4 tsp vinegar, a pinch of salt, and a few grinds of black pepper.

  3. Stir well for 2-3 minutes until meat is cooked through.

  4. Add dark soy sauce, green beans, and another pinch of salt.

  5. Stir and flip until there is very little liquid left in the pan.

  6. Add enough water such that the water is at the same level as the green beans.

  7. Once the water boils, spread the noodles on top evenly.

  8. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of water to the top and cover.

  9. Turn the heat to medium-low and let steam for 5 minutes.

  10. Remove the lid and gently flip just the noodles to make sure they get evenly sauced.

  11. Cover the pan and let steam for another 5 minutes.

  12. Spread 1 tbsp light soy sauce and the green onion over the dish.

  13. Turn off the heat, mix well, and serve!