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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fried Instant Noodles with Dark Soy Sauce

For the past weeks, there have been several wedding receptions to attend which means no dinners at home during the weekends.  So I kept my lunch simple as I didn't buy too much of fresh groceries as there won't be much cooking. 

This is a simple stir fry noodles where all ingredients are usually available in the kitchen.
It's kind of comfort food but quite complete for weekend lunch.
The original recipe uses 250 grams of longevity noodles but I replaced it with instant noodles.  
Ingredients
Recipe Source - Yum Yum Magazine No. 77
 - Fried Longevity Noodles with Dark Soy Sauce
[serves 4]
4 pieces instant noodles - blanched in boiling water for 1-2 minutes to loosen - drained
1 stalk spring onions - shredded
some cut red chillies
2 tbsp oil
100 gm lean pork - cut thin strips
4 dried mushrooms - soaked and cut strips
1 carrot - peeled and shredded
100-150 gm cabbage - shredded [can add more]
1 tbsp chopped garlic
2-3 tbsp dark soy sauce
Seasoning
1 tsp 5 spice powder
1 tsp each of salt and sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
2-3 tbsp light soy sauce
50-100 ml water
  1. Heat oil, saute garlic until fragrant.  Lower heat, add in dark soy sauce.  
  2. Add in mushrooms and meat.  Stir fry to mix, add in cabbage and carrot.
  3. Add in seasoning and water.  Turn to medium high heat, add in noodles.  Stir fry to combine all ingredients.
  4. Continue to fry until noodles are cooked and almost dry.
  5. Dish up to serve.  Garnish with cut chillies and spring onions.





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I'm sharing this post with Cook-Your-Books Event #7 
hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours
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10 comments:

Baby Sumo said...

Hi Kimmy, I also like this kind of "instant" noodles for my lunch. Easy to cook and surely satisfying to eat :)

Kimmy said...

Hi Baby Sumo, sometimes I thought this is lazy cooks' dish. I dare not cook this noodle in my in-laws place but it is satisfying to eat. I like it with more vegetables.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

this is how I like to cook too..

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
Noodles are always a comfort to have any meal of the day! And this look delicious!
Thanks for linking with CYB!

Zoe said...

Hi Kimmy,

Nutritional thoughts aside... I reckon that instant noodles are yummy and like the way how you cooked.

Zoe

Kimmy said...

Hi Sonia, the usual way is add noodles then sauces. Here, I fry dark soy sauce with garlic before adding noodles. There is a difference in fragrance and colour.

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, a simple noodle dish that can be prepared anytime.

Kimmy said...

Hi Zoe, I think this noodle would be good too, if I were to fry whole garlic with skin until brown then add soy sauce. Will try this next time.

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, I always love fried noodles and love to eat it with pickled green chillies.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, I like my fried noodles with either pickled green chillies, red chillies or sambal belacan, so long as they are spicy enough.

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