Kitchen Chronicles : Asian Style Noodles

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I've missed cooking! Moving in the new place made me spend so much time on decorating and fixing the condo that I didn't have time to prepare our meals anymore. It also didn't help that our place is surrounded by several specialty restaurants that makes it convenient for us to just go down and eat somewhere. It was convenient, yes, but it was also pricey. My stomach felt odd after every meal, maybe I wasn't used to eating too much anymore, I don't know. But I decided to go back to cooking my own meals. That way, I know how it was prepared. You never know how sanitary these restaurants are anyway. Well, at least the ones near our place. 

I also had a severe case of stomach flu a few days back. I even had to call in sick yesterday because I couldn't stand properly. I think I lost too much water, so I had to hydrate before I felt better. All I did was sleep and it felt terrible. Once you've had too much sleep, you're going to want to have more. It's so addicting but at the same time it felt horribly wrong and uncomfortable after all those unproductive hours in bed. I just had to stand up and do something. Soooo, I cooked!

This is a simple noodles recipe, you only need a few ingredients for this dish and probably most of them are available in your pantry. You can add several more extra ingredients but that is optional. A friend of mine said it tastes like Charlie Chan, for me though, it tastes more like Yakisoba. Lol, I don't know. You can judge it once you get to try the recipe! For this one you'll be needing the following : 

  • Egg Noodles
  • 1/2 bulb Garlic (I usually put the whole thing)
  • 2tbsp Butter
  • 1tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1tbsp Sugar
  • 1tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1tbsp water (add more if needed)
  1. Heat a pan and put it on low heat. Melt the butter and infuse the garlic until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  2. While the garlic is infusing, mix the soy sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce, olive oil, sugar and water on a separate bowl. Once the garlic is fragrant, add the mixture and turn up the heat to medium low. 
  3. Once it comes to a boil, you can add additional ingredients like chicken, mushroom or whatever ingredient you'd like to experiment on. 
  4. Serve and top with spring onions. 
In this recipe, I've tried adding mushrooms and chicken and it tastes absolutely awesome! I also tried topping it with sunny side up eggs aside from the usual spring onion. 

This has easily been one of my boyfriend's favorite. It's simple, quick and easy to cook. I hope you get to try the recipe too! For now, I'm back to nursing my sick tummy. I'm still trying to be careful with all the food I eat, but I'd die for a serving of Salmon Sashimi! Huhuhu I hope this goes away soon. Hope everyone's having an awesome Thursday!
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