Place the bacon pieces in a saucepan, add in the piece of ginger, whole garlic clove and chilli and peppercorns. Cover with cold water. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and allow to cook, covered, for half an hour. Remove the bacon and allow to cool. Discard the cooking liquid.
Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions. Drain and cool. Mix together the dressing ingredients.
In a large serving bowl combine the bacon, noodles, mangetout, carrot, cabbage, red onion and red pepper. Keep aside a little coriander and mint leaves to sprinkle over the final dish, mix the rest through the noodle and vegetable mixture along with the dressing. Mix well. Taste and season.