Noodles with round beans
This is an ideal accompaniment to a Chinese meal, especially so during the Spring Festival - Chinese New Year. Noodles represent a long life and superstition says that it's bad luck to cut them.
- Soak the noodles for 15 minutes in hot water then drain well. Blanch the beans in boiling water until crisp-tender. Drain and pat dry.
- Heat the oil in a wok and stir-fry the garlic and chilli paste for 30 seconds. Add the beans and noodles and stir-fry for 1 minute. Toss with the sauces and serve. Can be garnished with chopped coriander.
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