Ants Climbing a Tree
35 mins (prep 30, cooking 5)
15 ingredients
2 servings
This recipe is from the January/February 1991 issue of Chile Pepper magazine. The intro to the recipe says, “In this dish, the bits of pork are supposed to resemble ants. It is made with transparent bean threads. Make sure you don’t use rice noodles, which have a similar appearance.” Serves 2 by itself or more with other dishes. Heat scale: medium. My ex-husband made this dish regularly, as it was one of his favorites; at the time, my tastes hadn’t quite developed enough to appreciate it fully. Now I have come to really treasure this dish.

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Serving Size (237.88 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 705.57 Calories from Fat 561.15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 62.35g 191.84%
Saturated Fat 19.8g 197.98%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 128.02mg 85.35%
Sodium 2239.66mg 186.64%
Total Carbohydrate 3.83g 2.56%
Dietary Fiber 0.21 g 1.66%
Sugars 0.38 g %
Protein 31.09g 124.34%
Vitamin A 39.04IU% Vitamin C 0.37mg%
Calcium 23.38mg% Iron 2.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
diced carrot, shiitake mushroom, hot bean sauce