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Fried and Braised Noodles (Char Choo Mee) Recipe

Fried and Braised Noodles (Char Choo Mee) Recipe

Fried and Braised Noodles (Char Choo Mee) Recipe

Ingredients :

    • Chicken meat – 150 g skinned and sliced
    • Salt – 11/2 tsp
    • Ground white pepper – 1/4 tsp
    • Fresh yellow noodles – 500 g
    • Cooking oil – 2 Tbsp
    • Shallots – 2, peeled and sliced
    • Garlic – 3 cloves, peeled and minced
    • Fresh chicken stock – 700 ml
    • Dark soy sauce – 1/2 tsp
    • Light soy sauce – 1 Tbsp
    • Prawns (shrimps) – 8, medium–large, eyes and feelers trimmed
    • Pre-fried bean curd (chow taufu) – 20 pieces
    • Flowering cabbage (choy sum) – 150 g
    • Spring onion (scallion) – 1, chopped

Method :

    1. Season chicken with 1/2 tsp salt and pepper and set aside for 15 minutes.
    2. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and scald noodles for a few seconds. Drain well and set aside.
    3. Heat oil in a wok and lightly brown shallots and garlic. Add noodles and remaining salt. Fry over high heat for 3–5 minutes or until noodles are half-cooked.
    4. Pour in chicken stock, add dark and light soy sauces and stir well. When stock begins to boil, add chicken, prawns, bean curd and vegetables. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
    5. Dish out and serve hot, garnished with chopped spring onion.

Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves 4