Crisp rice noodles with rib-eye steak

A quick dish of flash-fried beef strips, crisp noodle nests and a fresh, crunchy Asian-style salad from Aaron Craze
By Aaron Craze
Crisp rice noodles with rib-eye steak
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  • Serves: 1-2
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


For the steak and noodles

  • 1 rib-eye steak, thinly sliced
  • groundnut oil, for frying
  • 2 nests dried rice vermicelli noodles
  • 1 green chilli, thinly sliced

For the salad

  • 3 cm piece root ginger, grated
  • 1 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp tonkatsu sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 small carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • handfuls bean sprouts
  • ½ green peppers, seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • few coriander leaves, to garnish


1. For the steak and noodles: heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan over a high heat. Season the steak with salt and black pepper and fry for 1-2 minutes until brown and sizzling. Remove from the pan and set aside.

2. Half fill a wok with groundnut oil and heat over a medium heat until a breadcrumb dropped in the oil floats and sizzles and turn golden brown. Carefully add the vermicelli nests and fry for 2-3 minutes or until puffed up, crisp and golden. Remove from the oil and drain on kitchen paper.

3. Add the chilli to the wok and fry for 30 seconds then remove and drain.

4. For the salad: in a large bowl mix together the ginger, garlic, tomkatsu sauce and honey. Tip in all the remaining salad ingredients and toss to combine.

4. Serve the steak with the noodles and salad, sprinkled with the fried chilli and garnished with the coriander leaves.

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