Monday 6 June 2011

[$20 Budget Meal] Fried Tung Fun (Glass Noodles)

Once again I would like to say thanks to everyone who put in effort and time to join our $20.00 Budget Meal event for the past 3 months. With all your warm support till date we have a total of 46 sets fabulous quick and easy [$20 Budget Meals] from those who loves to cook. If you are interested to find out more details you can take a look at the March Round-up(Here), April Round-up(Here) and May Round-up(Here).

This month our June theme will be something more relax as we only need to prepare "1 Pot Dish" that enable to
serve 2 - 4 person within our usual $20.00 budge range. And the specific ingredient for this June will be "Noodle". You can use any type of noodles from Soba, Rice Noodles, Glass Noodles, Spaghetti, Yellow Noodles, Instant Noodles and etc. Below is my entry for this month theme.

Glass Noodles(冬粉) also known as Cellophane Noodles are a type of transparent noodle made from starch such as mung bean starch, potato starch and water. These noodles are sold in dried form which needs to be soak till soften before using it in soups, stir fried dishes or making spring rolls and etc.

Recipe adapted from Gertrude of My Kitchen Snippets

Ingredients: (serves 4)
1 Packet of Glass Noodles(冬粉), about 250g
1 Chicken Breast, cut into strips
10 Shrimps, shelled and deveined
1 Cluster of Fresh Black Fungus, julienned
1 Small Onion, sliced thinly
3 Cloves of Garlic, roughly chopped
1 Cup of Bean Sprouts
3 Stalks of Spring Onion, cut into section
2 Eggs

Seasoning Sauce:
2 Tablespoons Oyster Sauce
2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Fish Sauce
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1 Teaspoon Chicken Stock Powder
Dash of Sesame Oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 Cup of Warm Water

1. Soak the glass noodle in warm water for about 5 minutes till soften, rinse and drain well. Set aside.

2. Lightly marinate the chicken breast with 1 teaspoon of cornflour, light soy sauce and sesame oil.

3. Prepare the seasoning sauce by mixing all the ingredients together and give it a quick stir, set aside.

4. Heat up 3 tablespoons of oil in a wok or frying pan, saute the garlic, onion and half of the spring onion for about 2 minutes till fragrance and soft.

5. Next add in the marinated chicken and fry till it changes colour then add in shrimps and black fungus and continue to fry till the shrimps turn pink.

6. Add in the soft glass noodle and give it a quick toss before stirring in the seasoning sauce and continue to simmer on medium low heat till sauce evaporate.

7. Move the noodles to the side of the wok; add in a bit more oil before cracking in the eggs.

8. Scramble the eggs until half cook then toss back the noodles and mix well with the egg. Lastly add in bean sprouts and remaining spring onion and toss till well combined.

9. Dish out the noodles and garnish with some fried shallot(recipe HERE) and cut chili before serving.

Total cost for this dish is about S$7.40 with breakdown shown below:-
Cost of Ingredients:
~ Glass Noodles = S$1.00
~ Chicken Breast = S$1.80
~ Prawn = S$3.00
~ Egg and Bean Sprout = S$0.80
~ Black Fungus and Spring Onion = $0.80

Using "NOODLE" to make 1 Pot Dish

~ For June [$20 Budget Meal] theme, we will be doing a one dish meal base of the "NOODLE" as the specific ingredient. So prepare this "1 Pot Dish" using a budget which is not more than $20.00 for 2 - 4 servings. If you are from overseas, you can also participate by converting to the appropriate currency value, (ie. US$15.00, RM$50.00, Rp $138,000 and etc)

~ If you do not have a blog, just send in the photos and at least one recipe from your dishes and I will publish on your behalf in my blog, credited to you. (photos can be taken in any form using digital camera or hand phone)

~ All submission entries must be published in your blog or prepared during the month of June from 01 June - 27 June 2011.

~ Please do mention in your blog that you are sharing this post to [June $20 Budget Meal - Specific Ingredient is "Noodle"] and link it to this page HERE with our new Logo shown below (use this link: to encourage more readers to contribute into the event. (I will email you the html code for the link and logo once i received your post link)

I am submitting this post to [June $20 Budget Meal - Noodle] host by Ellena of Cuisine Paradise at this Link HERE.

~ E-mail your "blog link plus Photos of the noodle dish" or "photos with recipe" to with a subject "June $20 Budget Meal" in the following format:

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Thank everyone. Hope to see all your wonderful noodles post(s) soon. Have a great week ahead.

p/s: If you participate in the Angry Birds Giveaway #2 event, do check out the result HERE too.


  1. Delicious!  I loved fried tang hoon, Just had it yesterday in a Thai restaurant. :)

  2. jasminelim7/6/11 8:21 pm

    love tung fen! is sooo delicious! (:

  3. Parsley Sage7/6/11 8:21 pm

    Coolness!  Glass noodles?  I'm intrigued :)

  4. Em...Wen, I think can :) so i shall look forward to see your entry soon :)

  5. Sze Min Yeap7/6/11 8:21 pm

    I love glass noodles!  I prefer its texture to mee/mee hoon. Thanks for sharing the recipe, wanna try this weekend :)

  6. Nasi Lemak Lover7/6/11 8:21 pm

    sound so yummy, a lot of ingredients you added huh!

  7. Thanks for the shout-out. I am glad that this month theme is easier. I prefer to cook one pot meal as it is much easier for us. I hope to submit something for this month.

  8. What about Korean Rice Cake? Is it eligible for the theme?

  9. Hi Ellena!  Ohhhh this looks so good!  I love oyster + soy sauce flavor and I like you added fish sauce!  I'm going to keep this recipe for myself.... can't wait to try it.

  10. Thanks for the kind comments ladies :) This is my 1st time trying out this dish and we all loves it :)

  11. I haven't had stir fried glass noodles for a while, I should make it again because I've actually always enjoyed eating this, yours looks very tempting and mouthwatering...!


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