AT A GLANCE
Fresh rice noodles from your local Chinese grocer are ideal for this dish. In milder weather, they will keep for up to three days at room temperature; in the cold (or the fridge) they become brittle. Dried rice noodles, reconstituted in boiling water, make a handy substitute.
|01||Steam rice noodles in a large steamer until tender and warm (2-4 minutes).|
|02||Meanwhile, heat oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat, add prawns and toss until starting to turn opaque (1 minute), then add ginger and garlic and stir until fragrant (30-50 seconds). Add snow pea sprouts, chillies, bean sauce, Shaoxing wine and 2 tbsp water. Toss to combine, until snow pea sprouts are half wilted (1-2 minutes). Season to taste with soy and serve hot with rice noodles.|
Note We like the Fu Chi brand of bean sauce; it's made from fermented soy beans and barley.