Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cook Your Own Meals (2)- Fried Glass Noodles

When you have to cook your own meals, you'll love simple one dish meals where there is minimum preparation, not time consuming, tasty and balanced. Frying rice, instant noodles, rice vermicelli ( bihun) or spaghetti will be popular choices especially if you are eating alone or with only a few housemates. When you get bored with these, you can try this out. Fried Glass Noodles or Char Tang Hoon.
You just need some minced meat ( can be pork, chicken or beef) , some eggs, some tang hoon and some vegetables.
It's very simple. Soak some tang hoon, cut the vegetables, season the minced meat with pepper, soy sauce and corn flour. Fry some minced garlic until fragrant, add in the minced meat and stir fry till cooked. Add in the vegetables. Add some water and seasoning ( oyster sauce, soy sauce, dark soy sauce). Put in the tang hoon , mix and let it cook a short while. Add in the eggs , stir and it's ready. It only takes a short time. Remember to add in lots of pepper before serving. This dish tastes better with lots of pepper. If you have some sambal belacan, it would be even better.
For breakfast or supper, you can even try this "mee goreng" without actually frying. Just cook some instant noodles, discard the water and mix the cooked noodles with sesame oil, pepper and yeast extract Bovril or Marmite. It is very fragrant and tasty and tastes like fried noodles. You can also add some boiled vegetables and charsiew or some leftover roast chicken meat if you want to eat it for dinner.

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