Hunan Noodles with Spicy Meat Sauce


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    as a main course .
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By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

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Noodles slathered with hearty sauces concocted from minced pork, bean pastes, and sometimes hoisin sauce are common in north China. This recipe takes us farther south into central China and the province of Hunan, for a spicy, lighter, and clearer-tasting variation on the same theme. The sparkle and spice is supplied by Chinese chili sauce, and there is lots of ginger, garlic, scallion, and pepper to give the noodles zip. Plus, there is enough pork to make it a complete meal in a bowl.