Heat the vegetable oil in a large
saucepan. Add the dried chilies, ginger and garlic. Fry until the garlic
starts to color, then gradually stir in the chili bean paste. Add the
minced pork or beef, breaking it up with a spatula or wooden spoon. Cook
over a high heat until the minced meat changes color and any liquid has
evaporated. Mix all the sauce ingredients in a jug. Make a well in the
centre of the pork mixture. Pour in the sauce mixture and stir together.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, cook the noodles in a
large saucepan of boiling water for 5-7 minutes until just tender. Drain
well and toss with the sesame oil. Serve, topped with the meat sauce and
garnished with the spring onions.