Chicken chow mein
When you look at the photo above , do you see a dark and/or moody shot ?
To me , it kinda look perky , maybe too much color ? Too bright ?
Need to practice ! Or get Lightroom !
Ha ! Who needs it when Picmonkey is free ?
Now , now , no smirking - I'll say it again , beggars can't be choosers lol
Anyway , aside from my love-hate relationship with rice , noodles is another favorite of mine . This week alone , I've cooked 3 noodle dish !
Carbs overload ahead !
Tired of buying take-out ? Try this easy and cheap dish , a budget-friendly meal for all you noodle fiend out there . You can easily whip this up in no time . Sky is the limit when it comes to stir-ins in this dish , you can dressed it up or down ( with only sliced carrots , onion , soy sauce and sesame oil , it'll be good as well ) and as long as there are veggies , it's healthy , right ?! lol
I found out last time when I cooked this noodles that it tastes so much better the day after . I've got some leftover of this and the next day , I steamed it for lunch , don't use microwave , please ?! , and I like it more compare when it was freshly-cooked , maybe because all those flavors had time to blend together .
300 grams chicken tenders , cut into strips
350 grams fresh egg noodles
50 grams green beans , trim , slice diagonally then blanch
1/2 red bell pepper , cut into strips
1/2 onion , sliced
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
1 clove garlic , minced
2 stalk spring onions , cut into sections
a handful of beansprouts
juice of 1 small lime plus 1 lime for garnish
Marinate chicken with 1/2 tsp chicken powder , 1/2 soy sauce , 1 tsp five-spice powder , few drops of sesame oil . Add 1 tsp tapioca starch or cornstarch before frying .
For the sauce : In a small bowl , combine together 1/3 cup water , 1 teaspoon light soy sauce , 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce , 1 tsp oyster sauce , 1 tsp brown sugar and 1 tsp chili sauce .
* Boil noodles for 3 minutes , drain then sprinkle few drops of sesame oil to prevent noodles from sticking .
* Meanwhile , heat a wok or a large pan , pour in 1 tablespoon of oil , add in the garlic and ginger , stir fry until fragrant then add in the chicken pieces , cook for 3 minutes or until golden brown . Transfer to a plate , keep warm . In the same pan , add in onion , stir fry until softens , add in the beans and the bell pepper , cook for 1 minute . Add the chicken , noodles and beansprouts , stir well to combine , pour in the sauce , mix well and adjust taste . Add in spring onion and drizzle the lime juice , give it another good stir and serve warm .