Fried Yellow Noodles

Yes, the post after I said I’m attempting to lower carb intake, here’s a carb-loaded recipe! Heh. In actual fact though, I cooked this a couple months ago and feel like sharing it now. You know, just because.

This fried noodles dish can easily be made vegetarian if you omit the fish balls. The tofu already offers all the protein needed. But if you’re a carnivore, some strips of meat (leftover or otherwise) would add more bulk to this already filling dinner.

I’ve gotta tell you though. I never used to like yellow noodles. I still don’t quite like some kinds. But if you can find those that are of high quality without the yucky additives (read: boric acid), they’re quite nice. Either that or you can just as simply swap out the fresh yellow noodles for cooked ramen or egg noodles. Works just as well.

Down to the dish.. I used Fresh Yellow Noodles, Garlic, Oyster Mushrooms, Firm Tofu, Fried Fish Balls, Scallions, Mirin, Oyster Sauce, Light Soy Sauce & Dark Soy Sauce.
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We start by sauteing some garlic. As we always do.
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The additional ingredients are tossed into the pan to warm through. 
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Sauces & flavouring with a drizzle of water is added in to dilute and mix through.
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Since this type of pre-cooked noodles cannot take prolonged cooking lest it gets starchy and sticky, it only requires 1-2 minutes of tossing until fully warmed through.
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It takes no more effort to cook this in comparison to a packet of ramen noodles. I really think so.
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You can definitely add veggies in this to make it a one dish meal but as presented, I served it up with some kailan under steamed chicken so I didn’t want to overload the noodles.
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You can basically toss whatever you like into this, even a spoonful of crushed chili  to give this a totally different flavour profile.
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In 15 minutes, you can easily whip this weeknight dinner up using whatever you have in the fridge.
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This would be so good doused with some curry, don’t you think? 😀

How do you make your go-to quick noodle dish?

I’ve done it various ways, ie:

Fried Stewed Pork Bi Hun
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Fried Bi Hun (Rice Vermicelli)
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Recipe type: Noodles
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lbs (450 gm) Fresh Yellow Noodles, rinsed & drained well
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 oz (100 gm) Grey Oyster Mushrooms
  • 3 oz (100 gm) Firm Tofu, cubed
  • 8 medium Fishballs (I used fried)
  • 3 tsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Mirin
  • 2 tsp Dark Soy Sauce (more for darker colour)
  • 2 tsp Oyster Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 1 stalk Scallion, sliced
Steps
  1. Heat up 2 tbsp sunflower oil in a wok or large high-sided pan.
  2. Add in minced garlic & stir for 20 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Toss in mushrooms, fishballs & tofu. Stir in MED HIGH heat for 1 minute.
  4. Pour in sauces & water. Stir with ingredients until evenly mixed.
  5. Scatter in noodles. Use tongs or 2 spatulas to toss noodles until totally covered with sauce. Taste to adjust seasoning. Do not leave to cook too long as noodles will become starchy.
  6. Serve immediately & garnish with chopped scallions.

Comments

  1. Hahaha! Well that happens! I told myself I’m going to eat less portion (back to my original plan) October 1st, and I realized that I overate at dinner time… Ahhh I mean to do it, but failed! =P Well, at least you had really good noodles and hopefully you will be satisfied with less carb for a while. Noodles look so good. It’s very hard for me to eat less carb because I love rice, noodles, bread… >_<

    • hahaha… I totally now what you mean! The intention is always so good and then in a matter of minutes, I’ve scarfed down 3 slices of pizza. Is that selective memory or what? We’ll just do the best we can each and everyday ya. The struggle is real!

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