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To marinate the pork
  • 500 g minced pork
  • 1½ tbsps cornflour
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsps soya sauce
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp white pepper.
To cook the pork
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 40 g coriander, chopped stalks and all
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsps fish sauce
  • 2 tbsps kecap manis (sweet soya sauce)
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1½ tbsps cornflour dilute in 2tbs of cold water
  • 250 ml water
For the noodles
  • 4 balls of wanton/egg noodles
  • 2 tbsps garlic oil
  • 2 tbsps sweet soya sauce
  • 2 tbsps oyster sauce
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Hakka Noodles

This is one of my favourite dishes that my mom made. I often have it with noodles for breakfast in my mums car. As Ipoh is not very big, I don't have to get up for school till very late. I will get up and get dressed in less than 10 minutes while she prepared breakfast. We will dash into the car and I would eat this on the way to school. It was a 10 minute ride, if that!


I will wolf it down and go to school stinking of garlic. I didn't care I loved having it. Now that I am a mom I often cook this for my daughter. It is very versatile and keep well in the fridge. I normally make a small batch and I will serve it wanton or egg noodles. I suppose you can treat it like an Asian Bolognese. It is very easy to make and only used a handful of ingredients.

Prep 10 minutes
Total 30 minutes
  1. Heat oil in wok or frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic and fry until it releases its aroma but not coloured. 
  2. Add pork and gently fry until the pinkness is gone and break it into little pieces.
  3. Add fish sauce, kecap manis and sugar.
  4. Add water. Bring it to the boil and then lower the heat to gentle simmer for 5 minutes. Don't worry if there is too much water; it will soon thicken. 
  5. Add cornflour mixture to the pork and bring to the boil. As it boils the sauce will thicken and coat the pork. At this stage add the coriander, fold it in and turn off the heat. 
  6. To serve, cook noodles according to packet instructions. Drain well and coat lightly with garlic oil. Season with sweet soy sauce and oyster sauce. Top with generous dollop of pork mixture.
  7. To eat, mix it together and slurp loudly!


Tips: Cook this on gentle heat as high heat will dry out the pork. You could also use chicken or turkey for this dish. I would recommend chopped chicken thighs. Serve this with fresh wanton noodles, the perfect accompaniment. You can also serve it with egg noodles, flat rice noodles, rice or congee (rice porridge). 

I’m a home cook who was propelled into a ‘dream come true’ world of cooking after winning the coveted MasterChef trophy back in 2014.


My aim is to spread some love for Malaysian food in the UK, my home now for 20 years. MasterChef has allowed me to showcase some of the Malaysian flavours to a mass audience and now it is up to me and a few other chefs to champion this wonderful cuisine in the UK. I travel all over to promote Malaysian food and my debut cookbook, MALAYSIA, available to buy on Amazon or from your local bookshop.

Hakka Noodles

This is one of my favourite dishes that my mom made. I often have it with noodles for breakfast in my mums car. As Ipoh is not very big, I don't have to get up for school till very late. I will get up and get dressed in less than 10 minutes while she prepared breakfast. We will dash into the car and I would eat this on the way to school. It was a 10 minute ride, if that!


I will wolf it down and go to school stinking of garlic. I didn't care I loved having it. Now that I am a mom I often cook this for my daughter. It is very versatile and keep well in the fridge. I normally make a small batch and I will serve it wanton or egg noodles. I suppose you can treat it like an Asian Bolognese. It is very easy to make and only used a handful of ingredients.

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Prep 10 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Serves
US | Metric
Ingredients
To marinate the pork
  • 500 g minced pork
  • 1½ tbsps cornflour
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsps soya sauce
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp white pepper.
To cook the pork
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 40 g coriander, chopped stalks and all
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsps fish sauce
  • 2 tbsps kecap manis (sweet soya sauce)
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1½ tbsps cornflour dilute in 2tbs of cold water
  • 250 ml water
For the noodles
  • 4 balls of wanton/egg noodles
  • 2 tbsps garlic oil
  • 2 tbsps sweet soya sauce
  • 2 tbsps oyster sauce

  1. Heat oil in wok or frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic and fry until it releases its aroma but not coloured. 
  2. Add pork and gently fry until the pinkness is gone and break it into little pieces.
  3. Add fish sauce, kecap manis and sugar.
  4. Add water. Bring it to the boil and then lower the heat to gentle simmer for 5 minutes. Don't worry if there is too much water; it will soon thicken. 
  5. Add cornflour mixture to the pork and bring to the boil. As it boils the sauce will thicken and coat the pork. At this stage add the coriander, fold it in and turn off the heat. 
  6. To serve, cook noodles according to packet instructions. Drain well and coat lightly with garlic oil. Season with sweet soy sauce and oyster sauce. Top with generous dollop of pork mixture.
  7. To eat, mix it together and slurp loudly!


Tips: Cook this on gentle heat as high heat will dry out the pork. You could also use chicken or turkey for this dish. I would recommend chopped chicken thighs. Serve this with fresh wanton noodles, the perfect accompaniment. You can also serve it with egg noodles, flat rice noodles, rice or congee (rice porridge). 

I’m a home cook who was propelled into a ‘dream come true’ world of cooking after winning the coveted MasterChef trophy back in 2014.


My aim is to spread some love for Malaysian food in the UK, my home now for 20 years. MasterChef has allowed me to showcase some of the Malaysian flavours to a mass audience and now it is up to me and a few other chefs to champion this wonderful cuisine in the UK. I travel all over to promote Malaysian food and my debut cookbook, MALAYSIA, available to buy on Amazon or from your local bookshop.