One of my coworkers has a daughter who enjoys cooking a lot and sent this recipe to her to try because she liked it so much. I finally tried it tonight and agree that it's as good as any takeout from a restaurant...very flavorful and pretty fast to bring together. I makes a family sized portion, or lots of leftovers for lunches and you could substitute the beef for thin sliced chicken or pork and it would be just as good.
Here is how I made it:
8 ounces of either rice noodles, pad thai noodles or bean thread noodles (I used the bean thread noodles because I had them). Prepare per package directions. set aside
In a small bowl mix:
1/2 cup low sodium Tamari or soy sauce..I used half and half because I had both.
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
and set aside.
Heat a wok or a large skillet with 1/2 Tablespoon of vegetable oil. add fairly small portions of
1 lb of stir fry meat, or a flank steak sliced very thin against the grain, lightly salt and pepper and brown and remove from skillet. Then add 1/2 Tbsp more of oil and do more batches, until all is browned and a little underdone. set aside.
Add 1/2 Tablespoon of oil again and 5 green onions that have the green parts chopped into 2 inch pieces and the white parts into 1/2 inch pieces. Then add 3 cups of coleslaw mix and stir until cabbage is starting to wilt. Add 3 minced garlic cloves and about 1/4 tsp powdered ginger or 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger. Stir fry another 30 seconds.
Add the prepared sauce, meat and prepared noodles. I cut mine a little for easier eating, but not too small. sprinkle a little more chopped green onion on top for a garnish or even crushed peanuts would be good.