Showing posts with label Asian Noodle Dish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Asian Noodle Dish. Show all posts

Friday 20 January 2012

Sweet and Savoury Longevity Noodles ~ 长寿面

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3 More days to Chinese Lunar New Year and everyone is busying with some last minutes shopping on clothing or groceries. Here in order to usher in wealth and good luck for the year of the dragon, I have prepared two auspicious "Longevity" noodles recipes to share with you.

And with these two noodle dishes I wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year that comes with many folds of blessing, health and wealth.


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Longevity Noodles(长寿面) is often eaten during Birthday or festive season such as Chinese New Year. And it is eaten to symbolise longevity together with a pair of hard-boiled eggs which representing fertility or life. There are many ways on preparing longevity noodles based on individual dialect groups and culture. Some might also use "Mee Suah/Mian Xian" ( 面线), Ee-Fu(伊面) noodles together with meat and etc to cook a sweet or savoury version.

(serves: 2 | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 20 minutes)

Half Packet (150g) of Handmade Red Noodle
4 Eggs
1 Knot of Pandan Leave
3 Slices of Ginger
Red/Brown Sugar to Taste

1. To make hard-boiled eggs, bring fresh eggs and water to boil then simmer over medium low heat for about 8 - 10 minutes depending on your preference.

2. Using another pot, bring 1.2 litres of water to boil, add in ginger slices and pandan leave then let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

3. Meantime spread out the handmade red noodles and put it in boiling water for 1 minutes, stir occasionally. When soften, remove, rinse with water and drained well and divide into serving bowls.

4 Next add in shelled hard-boiled eggs and sugar to sweeten the soup(you can add in slightly more sugar as the noodles would balance the taste when added).

5. Lastly ladle the soup and eggs over the noodles and served immediately.

This quick and simple "Sweet Longevity Noodles" is something that my dad would prepared for me and my brother's Birthday during our childhood time. We have not eaten this for so long ever since we grown up and my dad passed away.

But today, suddenly I have this urge to replicate this dish which bought back many of my childhood memories. I guess nowadays the younger generation would find it hard to appreciate this traditional dish which might one day become extinct.

(Cantonese-style Longevity Noodles)

Ee-Fu/Yi Mein(伊面) is one of the flat Cantonese egg noodles that is made from wheat flour and I am sure most of you are familiar with this noodle dish as it is a very common noodle dish served in most Chinese restaurant during special occasions such as wedding or birthday dinners. So in a way, this Cantonese-style noodle is also known as "Longevity" noodles too.

(serves: 4 | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 15 minutes)

1 Packet Dried Hong Kong Ee-Fu Noodles, about 350g
250ml Chicken Stock
4 Tablespoons Oyster Sauce
4 Tablespoons Dark Soy Sauce
2 Teaspoon Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cooking Oil
100g Small Dried Chinese Mushrooms, soaked till soften
200g Bean Sprouts, root removed
1 Bundle Yellow Chives, cut into sections
Splash of Cooking Wine(Hua Tiao Wine)
Dash of Pepper

1. Bring a big pot of water to the boil and cook the noodles for about 5 minutes or until softened. Drained and set aside.

2. In a wok/frying pan, heat up 2 tablespoons of cooking oil and saute the mushrooms(squeeze dry) over low heat for about 3 minutes till fragrance.

3. Next add in the mixture of chicken stock, oyster sauce, sugar and dark soy sauce into the mushrooms and bring the mixture to boil.

4. Tip in the noodles and toss to coat with the sauce before tossing in the bean sprouts and yellow chives.

5. Give the mixture a good stir and if it dries up, add in another 50ml of chicken stock/hot water and simmer over low heat until most of the liquid has evaporated (about 5 minutes).

6. Lastly adjust the seasoning to taste, add in splash of cooking wine and pepper, serve immediately.

~ You can replace dried Chinese mushrooms with fresh shiitake mushrooms.
~ Replace Abalone/Scallop Sauce with Oyster Sauce for better taste.

Lastly I am submitting this Braised Ee Fu Noodles dish to this month Aspiring Baker #15 - Auspicious Dishes for CNY (January 2012) that is hosted by Wen of Wen's Delight.

For more Chinese New Year recipes do hope over to my previous post HERE.

Friday 30 September 2011

Chicken And Vegetable Pho

Phở is a Vietnamese noodle soup that usually served with flat long rice noodles, fresh herbs and thin slices of meat(beef or chicken) cook quickly in hot broth. In Vietnam most of their dishes are typically served with lots of greens, herbs, vegetables, and various other accompaniments such as dipping sauces, hot and spicy pastes and a squeeze of lime or lemon juice to enhance the taste.

Last week while watching the Junior Master Chef series, I was attracted to one of their quick and easy demo dish is is "Chicken and Vegetable Pho". So without hesitate I search through my pantry for some necessary ingredients to try out this dish.

For my version, I omitted the Bay Leaf, Thyme and Parsley from the original recipe for the soup broth as I do not have those available in my pantry. But in a while it also make the soup for oriental flavour without those herbs.

Recipe adapted from Australia Master Chef website, HERE.
Ingredients for Quick Chicken Stock: (serves 4)
2 Chicken Breast plus 4 Chicken Wings
2.5 Liters Water
1 Small Brown Onion, cut into half
2 Stalk Celery, cut into 1" chunks
1 Medium Carrot, cut into thick slices
2 Cloves Garlic
1 Teaspoon Black Peppercorns, lightly pound

1. Trim and blanched the chicken in boiling water, rinse and set aside.

2. For the chicken stock, place all ingredients in a large stock pot, bring to boil.

3. Reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes, skim the fat from the top as required.

4. Strain stock through a fine sieve and set aside.

Ingredients For Broth Infusion:
1.8 Litres Chicken Stock
1 Cinnamon Quill
2 Star Anise
4cm Ginger, halved
1 Big Red Chili, sliced
3 Pieces Coriander Root, light pound

2 - 3 Tablespoons of Fish Sauce
3 Tablespoons Light Soya Sauce
Juice of half a Lime, about 1 tablespoon

1. Place all the Broth Infusion ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to boil.

2. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

3. Season to taste with fish sauce, light soya sauce and lime juice.

Ingredients For Pho Vegetables: (serves 4)
4 Serving of Fresh Thin Rice Noodles, about 400g
1 Medium Carrot, julienned
1 Packet of Enoki Mushrooms
100g Bean Sprouts, blanched in hot water
4 Fresh Shitake Mushrooms, thinly sliced
Some Spring Onion, thinly sliced
1 Cup of shredded Chicken Meat, optional 

Some Vietnamese Mint and Coriander
1 Big Red Chili, thinly sliced
1/2 Lime, cut into quarter

~ I used the chicken breast meat from the soup stock, shred it and serve together with the noodles.

1. To serve, layer pho ingredients into separate serving bowls starting with noodles, carrot and etc from the sequence above.

2. Gently divide the broth infusion into serving bowls top with garnish, lime juice and serve immediately.

Although my version might not be the authentic Vietnamese Pho but we definitely love it's fragrant clear soup base which is loaded without lot of fresh vegetables and herbs. Overall the soup tasty and refreshing with hint of cinnamon fragrant and a bit of spicy and sourish taste from the chili and lime juice.

Monday 12 September 2011

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Reunion with Swanson

Finally after about 2 months of preparation such as drafting, cooking, tasting and photoshoot on the dishes, my 1st set of Recipes booklet with "Swanson Clear Chicken Broth" is available at major supermarkets island wide. The launch of this Quick Meals by Swanson recipes is to enable consumers to cook up something fast and yet nutritious for the family during Mid-Autumn Reunionor anytime of the day.

In this recipes booklet it consists of 2 soup and 2 noodle dishes whereby I would share with you two of the related recipes that are available in the booklet such are:-

Thursday 7 July 2011

[June - $20 Budge Meal] Round-Up!

Thanks everyone for supporting the June - $20 Budget Meal event on using any types of "Noodles" to create a one-pot dish. Sorry for the late round-up and I sincerely would like thanks each and everyone of you who takes the effort to note down the pricing of each ingredients and total spending of the dishes to support this event. Here we have a total of 15 fabulous "Noodle" dishes created by a group of wonderful bloggers and facebook friends from different countries such as USA, Australia and Singapore.

Here are all the entries for the [June - $20 Budget Meal], listed in the order of the date submitted.

Fried Tung Fun (Glass Noodles)
by Ellena of Cuisine Paradise (Singapore)
Total Spending: S$7.40; Serves 4

Fried Udon
by Veronica Chia of Peng's Kitchen (Singapore)
Total Spending: S$5.55; Serves 4

Ravioli with Chicken Filling in Tomato Sauce
by Wai Fong of Fong's Kitchen Journal (Singapore)
Total Spending: S$9.60; Serves 4

Mee Hoon Kuay (面粉馃)
by Janine of Not the Kitchen Sink! (Australia)
Total Spending: AU$7.06; Serves 2

Prima Taste Singapore Laksa La Mian by Ellena of Cuisine Paradise (Singapore)
Total Spending: S$8.75; Serves 2

Soy Sauce Chicken Noodles
by Wai Fong of Fong's Kitchen Journal (Singapore)
Total Spending: S$6.60; Serves 3

Braised Meesua With Chicken and Greens In Abalone Sauce
by Alice of I Love.I Cook.I Bake (Singapore)
Total Spending: S$7.50; Serves 4<
Fried Noodle with Vegetables
by Ann of Anncoo Journal (Singapore)Total Spending: S$11.20; Serves 3

Mixed Tempura Udon(served 2 Ways)
by Wai Fong of Fong's Kitchen Journal (Singapore)
Total Spending: S$5.60; Serves 3

Capellini Aglio e Olio with Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Mushrooms
by HL(tigerfish) of An Escape to Food (California : United States)
Total Spending: USD5.70; Serves 2

Hokkien Lor Mee
by Gertrude of My Kitchen Snippets (Pennsylvania : United States)
Total Spending: USD6.50; Serves 4

Stir Fry Korean Sliced Rice Cake
by Wendy of Wen's Delight
Total Spending: S$8.20; Serves 2-3

Spinach Rocket Pesto Salmon Spaghetti
by Daphne of More than Words (Australia)
Total Spending: AU$9.00; Serves 4

Titi Noodles (Mie Titi)
by Alice of I Love.I Cook.I Bake (Singapore)
Total Spending: S$15.40; Serves 4-6

Colorado, United States
by Ching of Little Corner of Mine (Colorado, United States)
Total Spending: USD5.75; Serves 4

We shall have a rest for July and I shall update everyone on the new theme for August soon :) Stay tune!

Saturday 11 June 2011

[Giveaway] Prima Taste Singapore Laksa La Mian

Laksa(叻沙) is a popular spicy noodle soup dish origin from the Peranakan culture, which is a merger of Chinese and Malay ingredients. Basically there are two types of Laksa such as "Curry Laksa" and "Asam Laksa(Penang Laksa)". Curry laksa used coconut curry as soup base together with noodles, tau po, bean sprout, prawns and etc while Asam laksa is a sour fish soup with noodles.

Laksa Leaf also known as Vietnamese mint/cilantro is a kind of herb used in either salad, soup, dish or etc. And in Singapore and Malaysia, the shredded Laksa leaf is an essential ingredient for "Laksa" which is a famous spicy curry noodle soup that is popular between all races.

You can also grow this herb at home for cooking purpose. First just get a handful of this herb from the wet market or supermarkets. Next pluck off most of the leaves leaving only the top, plant the roughly 5 inch stems into the ground and water every morning and you will soon get some freshly grown Laksa leaves.

Although "Thick Rice Noodles(粗米粉)" are most commonly used for Laksa but sometime due to individual preference thin rice vermicelli(幼米粉) or yellow noodles(熟面) are also used. Here for Prima Taste Laksa, La Mian is used instead of the traditional laksa noodles and it taste just as good with it's springy texture.

Ingredients: (serves 2)
2 Packet of Prima Taste Singapore Laksa La Mian
2 Hard-boiled Egg
1/2 Cup Bean Sprouts
Some Sliced Fish Cake
6 Fried Bean Curd Puffs(Tofu Pok), halves
6 - 8 Medium Shrimped, boiled and shelled
1100ml Water

1. Cook shrimps in boiling water for about 5 minutes, remove the heads, shells, veins and set aside.

2. Next blanched bean sprouts, sliced fish cake and fried beancurd puffs separately for about 30 seconds, remove and rinse with water. Set aside.

3. Add label "A" Laksa Paste and "B" Laksa Premix into 1100ml of water, mix well and bring to boil.

4. Put noodles into the boiling Laksa soup and cook for about 5 minutes. Add in beancurd puffs continue to cook for another 2 minutes.

5. Top cooked noodles with cooked shrimps, fish cake, bean sprouts and hard-boiled egg and serve with some finely chopped Laksa leaves.

{Alternatively, you can cooked each individual packet separately for better texture of the noodles.}

Total cost for this dish is about S$8.75 with breakdown shown below:-
Cost of Ingredients:
~ Laksa La Mian = S$4.85
~ Shrimps = S$2.00
~ Bean Curd Puffs = S$0.60
~ Bean Sprouts = S$0.40
~ Fish Cake = S$0.50
~ Eggs = $0.40

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

Lastly in conjunction with this month [$20 Budget Meal - Noodles] theme I would like to share this new "Prima Taste Singapore Laksa La Mian"(2 packets) with 1 Lucky Reader. If you are interested to try this Singapore favourite just leave your Name and your favourite noodle dish (Laksa, Mee Rebus, Carbonara, Bolognaise), example "I Love Fried Prawn Noodles" in the comment box and I will pick ONE Lucky winner and result will be announce on Thursday, 16 June 2011. (draw open to all readers around the world) Good luck!

[Updated on 16 June 2011]

Congratulation Gertrude. Please email me your mailing address at so that I could send out the gift by this week. Thanks.

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:

Your Name:
URL of your post:
Name of your dish:
Estimate amount spent:

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.

Tuesday 8 March 2011

Spicy Ramen

Last week while reading up an interesting recipe on Sherie(maameemoomoo, a 1/2 food blog) blog regarding her featured Orr Nee Cheesecake recipe on Straits Times, I spotted this Quick and Easy "Sichuan Noodle" which makes me drool over the ingredients.

So without hesitate, I jot down the necessary ingredients and went straight to my kitchen pantry to do a check list on all the items. And so coincident I happen to have a bottle of this Lao Gan Ma(老干妈) Chili Flavoured Oil (油辣椒) which is the key seasoning of this dish.

  After getting some Fresh Heng Hwa Noodles from the wet market, finally I get to make this quick and delicious Spicy Ramen for our dinner.

(recipe adapted from (maameemoomoo, a 1/2 food blog)
Ingredients: (serve 2)
2 Bundle of Fresh Heng Hwa Thin Noodles
4 Fresh Shiitake mushrooms, cut into thick slices
1 Teaspoon Chopped Garlic
2 Small Shallots, thinly sliced 
1/2 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
Dash of sesame oil
40ml of Hot Water
6 Wontons, cooked
*6 Fishballs, cooked

1 Tablespoon Sesame/Shallot Oil
1 Tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
Chopped Spring Onions
Fried Shallots for garnish
2 - 3 Tablespoons of Chili Condiment

~ You can purchase this fresh "Heng Hwa(兴华)" noodles (comes in thin and flat version) from those bean sprout stalls in the wet market or the chilled compartment at local supermarket. (Price: 3 bundles for S$2.00)

~ I use the CP Shrimp Wontons for this. (Price: S$4.75 per pax)

~ I use the Lao Gan Ma(老干妈) Chili Flavoured Oil(油辣椒) which you could purchased from either Sheng Siong(昇菘超市) or any provision shop in the wet market.(Price:- range from S$1.95 - S$2.50)

1. Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil in a small saucepan, add in chopped garlic and shallot saute till fragrant and slightly golden brown.

2. Toss in the mushroom and continue to stir till mushroom turns soft.

3. Stir in the oyster sauce, sesame oil and give it a quick toss before adding in the hot water and simmer the mixture on low heat till sauce thicken.

4. Bring a 1 litre of water to boil, add in noodle and cook for about 30 seconds, remove and rinse on running water then put back into the boiling water and cook for another 30 seconds then place it in a bowl.

5. Toss in 1/2 tablespoon each of sesame/shallot oil and light soy sauce to the cooked noodle for seasoning as well as prevent it from sticking together.

6. Top the noodles with mushrooms, cooked wontons and meatballs then garnish it with chopped spring onion and fried shallot together with 1 - 2 tablespoons of chili condiment(this is a MUST).

Before eating this noodle is best that you stir up all the ingredients together so that the chili condiment will be evenly coated with the noodles and etc. For my personal preference I prefer to re-heat the chili condiment in microwave for 30 seconds on medium powder so that it will release a special fragrant that makes the noodles more appetising.

Thursday 17 June 2010

Kau Kee Mee Suah - 九杞面线

Kau Kee - 九杞 (wolfberry leaves) is a kind of leafy vegetables that comes in long stalks and sharp thorns on it. You can get this from most local supermarkets or tradition wet markets near your area. I normally cook this vegetable together with minced meat and egg. But in this post I am sharing another version by  transforming it into a noodle dish.