Soak the rice sticks in COLD water for about half an hour until pliable but al dente. Drain.
Lay out all the ingredients within easy reach of the hob in the order they'll be used. Put a wok on a high heat and add half the oil. Add the garlic, stir fry for a few seconds.
If adding chicken I would add to the oil and garlic before adding noodles and cook until done.
add the noodles and water. Stir fry until they're drying out, then add the sauce. Fry until they are almost soft enough to eat (they should be slightly chewy).
Push the noodles to the side of the wok and add the rest of the oil. Fry the shrimp cook until it is beginning to colour, then push to the side and add the eggs. Pierce the yolks and, when starting to set on the bottom, scramble.
Stir through the noodles, and add the 1/2 beansprouts, 3/4 the green onions and peanuts. Stir fry until well combined.
Serve with the limes, chilli flakes, fish sauce, sugar, and remaining beansprouts and green onions.
Add the chicken to the oil and cook until lightly browned
Tortilla Chip Topping
Tortilla Chip Topping; cut the tortillas into strips and fry them in a small pan of oil until they are brown
After they are brown lay the strips on a paper towel and set aside
Black Beans - You can either warm the black beans in a small pot right before assembling the dish…..or you can assemble the dish and put the serving dish into the microwave to warm up the beans
In a serving bowl, add the black beans (use ½ of the can for each serving….use a slotted spoon so that not too much of the black bean liquid goes into the serving bowl). If you didn’t warm up the beans in a small pot first……warm them up real quick in the microwave after putting them in the serving dish
***Optional to add rice here***
Top with cheese
For each serving….cut a lime into quarters and squeeze the juice of 3 of the quarters over the black beans, chicken and cheese
Dice the tomatoes
Then top with the tomatoes, a bit of the sour cream…..then the tortilla chips, then the rest of the sour cream
Garnish with the chives or chopped green onions and any leftover shredded cheese if you have it