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Photo: Tomato and cumin noodles
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1. Heat the oil in a wok, then add the star anise, cumin seeds, peppercorns, cinnamon and cardamom. Stir­fry until the spices release their aromas. Remove the spices form the wok (don’t worry if you  can’t remove all the cumin seeds), then add the onion and tomatoes and stir­fry until the toma toes begin to burst  and break down (about 10 minutes).

2. Once the tomatoes  are soft, add the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sugar and vinegar, then season with salt. Allow the sauce to simmer gently for 5 minutes.

3. Boil the noodles in salted water, then  serve in bowls with  the sauce spooned  on top.

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