One of the BEST things about these noodles are the fact you don’t need a pasta maker to make them. Now, if you have a pasta maker, by all means, pull it out and use it. But, honestly, working the dough and hand cutting just makes this dish even more special.
Now, don’t feel overwhelmed with all the steps. Yes, there are definitely a number of steps when it comes to making the homemade noodles, BUT, none of the steps are difficult. It takes time, but is absolutely doable!
If you don’t have pork, shrimp would also be delicious!
I originally sauce David Lebovitz make this recipe and he followed a recipe by Lisa Lin . I took her recipe and added the pork to make a heartier meal out of it. For a vegetarian option, you can easily use tofu or sauté shitake and bok choy.
If you’re a visual learner, I’m including some process shots to show you how some of the steps should look. But don’t worry so much about getting the perfect rectangle shape with the dough — my first couple of batches were more oblong and I got into a better groove by the end. Just try to keep the size of the noodles as similar as possible so they cook uniformly.
Using chopsticks makes getting the dough started easier because it’s going to be really sticky at first.