Inspired by the Yangcheng Crab Noodles at Cerjerdary
This is a Sichuan snack dish - the name came about because small pieces of minced pork or beef makes the dish look like ants are climbing trees! The trick is to use oyster sauce for a hit of umami. To make this dish vegan, use minced soy pieces and mushroom vegetarian stir-fry sauce instead of oyster sauce. The crab meat adds a delicious sweetness to the dish.
This recipe was made in collaboration with Ching He Huang.