Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Stir fried noodles

Hubby and I decided to try our hand at preparing a Chinese egg-noodle dish. It didn't turn out so bad, considering that this is our first dab and neither of us had a clue.

Egg noodles
Straw mushrooms
Quail Eggs
Carrots (julienned)
Veggies (was supposed to put in some broccoli but I forgot)
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp lite soy sauce
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 cup water
minced garlic
2 tbsp oil

Given the above ingredients, this was what we did:
  1. We pre-boiled the egg noodles in some chicken stock left over from an earlier dish. Do not boil till noodles are completely cooked otherwise, they'll soften and become overcooked when you stir fry them.
  2. Combine the cornstarch, lite and dark soy sauce, oyster sauce and water in a small bowl.
  3. In a skillet, heat oil and saute garlic. Add the shrimp, carrots, straw mushrooms and broccoli. Saute until heated.
  4. Add the cornstarch & sauce mixture. Stir constantly until sauce thickens. Add a little broth as necessary.
  5. Add the noodles and mix.
  6. Serve.

We're still skeptical about the noodles. I believe that we shouldn't have pre-boiled it but should've just soaked it in water and cooked it during the stir fry process. Any thoughts on this?

Hubby thought the noodles came out bland and said that it could do with a dash of salt. I thought it was just right.

btw, when hubby was mixing the sauce (soy sauce, cornstarch, etc), I saw him tasting it... ganon pala magluto, dapat tinitikman ? *grin* I always just go by the color & texture, kaya yun, hit or miss :D


Aybee said...
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Aybee said...

Grabe kagutom, ah! Not sure about the noodles, pero with pansit bihon it is soaked in water before you mix it with the prepared sauce. I make something similar to this dish, pero what I do is that I cook the noodles in the chicken stock only after I have finished preparing the sauce... tapos take it out when it is not yet fully cooked (medyo matigas tigas pa). I let the noodles cook while i serve the dish hot. Dunno if that is the correct way to do it though, but I have seen some chinese restaurants (e.g. North park) in manila serving it also while the noodles is little bit brittle still.

popcorn said...

Thanks Ivy! I'll try your suggestion next week, our noodles turned out a bit soggy this time but hopefully, we'll get it right eventually.