Thursday, 22 November 2012

Fried Noodles 炒面

Fried Noodles 炒面


  A  plate of delicious fried noodles



100g dried noodles
100g choy sum
150g pork slices
100g shrimps ( shelled and with veins removed )
2 tbsp lard or cooking oil
1 tbsp minced garlic

Sauce Ingredients

1 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 Chinese rice bowl of water

Dissolve all the sauce ingredients in a large bowl

How To Marinate Pork Slices

1/2 tsp shao hsing wine
1 tsp cornflour

Add wine to the pork slices in a bowl. Mix well. Then add in the cornflour and mix thoroughly. Set aside for later use

Pork slices and shrimps

How To Soften The Dried Noodles


Boil the dried noodles in 1.5 litres of water for 20 minutes until soft. Drain, rinse with running tap water and set aside for later use.

A packet of dried noodles 

This is how the dried noodles look like

The boiled and softened noodles

How To Prepare The Choy Sum

Add 1/2 tsp of lye water to 1.5 litres of water and bring it to a boil. Blanch the choy sum in the boiling water for 1 minute. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside for later use. 

 Boiled choy sum


1.  Heat 2 tbsp of lard or cooking oil in a wok and saute the minced garlic till light brown and fragrant.
2.  Add in the sauce ingredients and bring to the boil over medium fire
3.  Add in the pork slices and let it simmer for 3 minutes, stirring lightly
4.  Add in the shrimps and let it cook for 1 minute. Keep stirring
5.  Add in the choy sum and let it simmer for 1 minute and remove the choy sum and place them on a plate
6.  Add in the boiled and softened noodles and stir for another minute or two. Mix well.
7.  Dish up and serve hot

Note : The choy sum need to be removed earlier to avoid it from being overcooked.

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