Chinese New Year is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name.
To celebrate why not rustle up this yummy Stir Fry recipe by BBC Good Food!
150g pack medium egg noodles
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2½ cm piece fresh ginger, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks
1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
100g mangetout, sugar snaps or frozen peas
2 spring onions, finely chopped
85g bean sprouts (optional)
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp white wine vinegar
1. Cook the noodles according to pack instructions.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan, then stir-fry the ginger, garlic, carrot, pepper and mangetout, sugar snap or frozen peas over a high heat for 2-3 mins.
3. Drain the noodles thoroughly, add to the pan with the onions and beansprouts, if using, then stir-fry for 2 mins.
4. Mix together the soy sauce and vinegar, stir into the pan, then cook for 1-2 mins. Divide between individual plates or bowls and serve immediately.
You can add a meat of your choice to change up the dish to a desired taste.
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