Chinese Mǎyǐshàngshù

Servings 3


Shopping list

  • 1.5 lb ground pork poultry, or veal
  • 5 green onions sliced
  • 10.5 oz very thin spaghetti aka capellini
  • tamari or soy sauce
  • oil
  • salt & pepper


  • 4-8 oz vegetables of your choice (see notes)
  • cooked rice

Culinary Spice Kit

  • Cinnamon, fennel, garlic, Shitake mushrooms, black pepper, star anise, cloves


  • Prepare the noodles according to package instructions. Keep the cooking water.
  • In a large PAN, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat.
  • Add meat and Mǎyǐshàngshù Spices. Mix and stir-fry until the meat is crumbled and cooked.
  • Add vegetables (optional), green onions, and 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce.
  • Mix and stir-fry for 3 minutes.
  • Add the noodles and 1 cup of their cooking water. Mix well.
  • Add more cooking water, tamari or soy sauce and/ or salt & pepper to taste.
  • Enjoy!


* Recommended: thinly sliced mushrooms, zucchini, rutabaga, turnip, celery, bell pepper; or broccoli florets or green asparagus, cut in small pieces.
▪ Substitute spaghetti with glass noodles.
▪ Make it again and substitute the spices with 1-2 tbsp bean paste.