STREAMING NOW: Famous Food Truck

Spicy Pork with Cellophane Noodles (Ants on Trees)

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Cellophane noodles with spicy sauce speckled with bits of pork- the "ants" in the dish's name. Always popular. Have made a vegetarian version using tofu instead of the pork.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinate the pork: In a small bowl combine the pork with the marinade ingredients.
  2. In a bowl soak the noodles in warm water for 15 minutes, drain and cut into 3- 4 cm pieces.
  3. In a wok heat the vegetable oil over moderately high heat and stir fry 1/4 cup of the shallots, garlic and ginger for 30 seconds.
  4. Add pork and chilli and stir fry the mixture, breaking up the lumps until meat is no longer pink.
  5. Add noodles, broth, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar and simmer until the noodles have absorbed the liquid.
  6. Transfer to serving plate, drizzle with sesame oil and sprinkle with coriander and remaining shallots.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a