Five Spice Pork

The simple Asian technique of stir-frying is perfect for preparing meals in a hurry. It is also a great healthy cooking method because it uses just a small amount of oil and cooks vegetables quickly so that most of their beneficial vitamins and minerals are preserved.
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Nutritional Information
Per Serving
  • Energy: 1770 KJ
  • Protein: 42g
  • Total fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • DietaryFiber: 6g
  • Sodium: 292mg
  • To Prep: 15 minutes
  • To Cook: 15 minutes


  • 400g lean pork fillets
  • 250g Chinese egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large brown onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon five-spice powder
  • 300g snow peas
  • 2 large red capsicums
  • 125ml vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh coriander


  1. Cut each of the pork fillets across into 5 mm slices, then cut each slice into 5 mm strips. Cover and set aside.
  2. Cook the noodles in a saucepan of boiling water for 4 minutes, or cook or soak them according to the packet instructions. Drain well and set aside.
  3. While the noodles are cooking, heat a wok or a large heavy-based frying pan until hot. Add the oil and swirl to coat the wok, then add the finely diced onion and garlic and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the five-spice powder and stir-fry for another minute.
  4. Add the pork strips to the wok and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add the snow peas and the seeded, thinly sliced capsicums and stir-fry for a further 2 minutes. Pour in the hot stock, stir well and bring to the boil.
  5. Add the noodles to the wok and stir and toss for 2–3 minutes or until all the ingredients are well combined. Season to taste and serve immediately, sprinkled with coriander leaves.


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Dietitians Note

Tip: Heating the pan until hot before adding any oil not only helps to prevent ingredients sticking, it also means less oil is needed.