This is a very classic Thai noodle recipe that is tangy in flavour thanks to the tamarind sauce, with a delicate aroma of coconut from the coconut milk. Rice vermicelli noodles are used, which are very light and thin, and it is packed with ingredients to really balance all of the flavours.
This recipe will make enough for 2 servings, and will take around 45 minutes to prepare and cook.
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Step 1: Start by soaking 200g of rice vermicelli noodles in room temperature water for 20 minutes, ensuring that the noodles are completely covered by the water.
Step 2: Next add 250g of sliced pork to a bowl along with 1 tbsp of oyster sauce and 1 tbsp of soy sauce, mix together, and leave to marinate for about 30 minutes.
Step 3: Now beat 2 eggs, and coat a pan with 1 tbsp of cooking oil. Heat the pan on a low heat then pour in the beaten eggs and make a thin omelette. Once the omelette is ready, roll it up and then slice it into thin strips, and set it aside for use later.
Step 4: Next heat another 2 tbsp of cooking oil in a wok on a high heat, and once hot fry the marinated pork we made earlier until it browns. Then add 1/2 cup of water to the wok, along with 50ml of coconut milk, 1/4 cup of tamarind sauce, 3 tbsp of sugar, 3 tbsp of ketchup, and 2 1/2 tbsp of fish sauce. Mix everything together, than thoroughly drain the noodles, and add them to the wok.
Step 5: Mix the noodles thoroughly in with the sauce and the pork over the course of about 3 to 4 minutes. Then add in a dash of red food colouring mixed with a tbsp of water if you want to give the noodles a slightly red colour. This is optional though.
Step 6: Once the noodles are cooked, add 3 chopped spring onions, mix one final time, and turn off the heat.
Step 7: Serve with beansprouts, the sliced omelette we made earlier, and garnish with a wedge of lime, some coriander, chilli flakes and some sugar, or any other garnishes you like.
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