Thursday, March 18, 2010

Last Minute Fried Noodles

Last Saturday, we were lying comfortably on our couch, watching the locally produced movie: Woohoo (Da Re Zi). When it was close to dinner time, we were too lazy drive out aimlessly to look for food. So I came up with the suggestion to fry a super fast noodle for dinner and hubby couldn’t agree more. Since it was a sudden decision, I rummaged my fridge and found sufficient ingredients to start my simple and easy "last minute" Fried Noodles. Here’s the recipe I would like to share for those of you who are in a hurry to fix a quick meal . Enjoy ! Ingredients : Carrot (cut strips) Lettuce Chopped garlic Big onions, sliced Mince pork (or any meat available in your fridge) – marinate with sesame oil, pepper & soy sauce Fishcake (I happen to have some leftover) Tomatoes (quartered) 2 packet Maggi noodles Dried chili Flakes or powder (omit if this dish is meant for kids) Seasonings : 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 1/2 tsp of Maggi Cukup Rasa (or any seasoning cube available in your fridge) 5 tbsp of hot water Method : 1. Boil a pot of water , add in Maggi noodles and turn off the fire immediately. Stir noodles for a while. Drain and soak the noodles with a little cold water to prevent noodles from sticking. 2. Heat oil, fry garlic till fragrant and dish out a portion. With the remaining in the wok, add in mince pork(if any) and fry for another 2 mins. 3. Add in fishcake , stir for another 2 – 3 minutes then add in carrot. Continue to stir fry for 1 minute. 4. Drain water from the noodles and add into the wok. Stir and pour in seasonings. 5. Add in remaining fried garlic and stir fry for another 1 – 2 minutes. Add in chili flakes if desired. You’re done ! Well… it’s simple and fast, isn’t it? And remember, the ingredients can be anything in your fridge which you deem can be added into the noodles.

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