Lad Nah Moo – Pork in a Black Bean Sauce

Pork with Broccoli & Bean Sprouts in a Black Bean Sauce
Pork with Broccoli & Bean Sprouts in a Black Bean Sauce

Lad Nah Moo is (I believe) a Thai dish of noodles fried in soy sauce, served with pork and a ‘gravy’.  This is my take, and I think it’s a wonderful quick meal, especially if you have fresh rice vermicelli noodles.  If you don’t, you can use dried which have been soaked in hot water.

Don’t want to buy 2 tbsp of Black Bean sauce?  How about making your own!

Serves 2

Prep time:  10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes


  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 150g fresh Rice Vermicelli Noodles
  • 1 tsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • Another tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic, finely sliced
  • 150g Pork Fillet, finely sliced across the grain
  • 2 tbsp Black Bean Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 250ml Vegetable Stock
  • 1 tsp Cornflour, slaked with a little water
  • 200g Broccoli, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 100g Bean Sprouts


  • Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan until hot, then throw in the noodles & soy sauce.  Stir well for a minute or so and dish up into 2 bowls.  Transfer the bowls to the oven to keep warm
  • Add the extra oil to the pan and briefly fry off the garlic – do not burn.  Add the pork and stir fry for a few seconds
  • Add the black bean sauce, fish sauce and stock then stir well
  • Throw in the cornflower and stir again before adding the broccoli, sugar and pepper.  Continue to stir for 2-4 minutes until the broccoli starts to soften a little
  • Add the bean sprouts, stir well and heat for 30 seconds before serving up on top of the noodles

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