Welcome to Day one of my 3rd series, 15-Minute Dinner for 15 Days where I will be sharing Easy & Authentic Asian recipes. I wanted to go back to what started my food journey seven years ago, where I was a student on a tight schedule and needed quick and easy meals. There is nothing wrong with a good old stir-fry, but I wanted to mix it up and remake classic Asian dishes in less than 15 minutes for days that you are tempted to order take out but don’t wait to pay $15 in service charges.
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Day 1 will be one of my all-time favorite – Shanghai Noodles. This underrated dish is so good you will never want Panda Express’s Chow Mein ever again. Feel free to switch out the protein base on your liking, I have tried it with chicken, shrimp, and tofu in the past, and it all works well with the stir-fry sauce. For those that can’t access Shanghai Noodles, use Frozen Udon instead. Use the same method I taught before you pour hot water over the Udon and let it sit till you can separate it by hand; this will help prevent the udon from overcooking.
60 SECOND VIDEO TUTORIAL:
Easy Shanghai Noodles Ingredients
1 lb of Pork sliced thinly (I used Pork Lion)
2 tbsp of Soy Sauce
1 tsp of White Pepper
1 tbsp of Corn Starch
½ Cabbage sliced
8 Shiitake Mushroom sliced
2 packs of Shanghai Noodles (400g)
2 tbsp of Soy Sauce
1.5 tbsp of Dark Soy Sauce
1 tbsp of Oyster Sauce or Vegetarian Oyster Sauce
1 tsp of Sugar
½ cup of Chicken Stock or Vegetable Stock
- Marinate pork with soy sauce, white pepper, and corn starch while you prepare the veggies.
- Turn the heat to medium-high and drizzle in some oil. Once the pan is hot, add in the cabbage first, followed up by the sliced pork, add the mushroom and finally add in the noodles. Drizzle on the sauce and put the lid on to let it cook for 6-8 minutes.
- After 6-8 minutes, the liquid should be soaked in the noodles, mix everything.
- Turn the heat to high and saute the noodles for another 2-3minutes.
- Optional, but HIGHLY recommended, drizzle on Homemade Chilli Oil.