Thursday, November 20, 2008

Beef with flat rice noodle/Sap chow ngau hor

So last week I had craving to cook something with rice noodle. We were eating out a lot and I was pretty sick of eating out. I knew I had beef and choy sum in the refrigerator/freezer. I know that I didn't have any rice noodles/Kway Teow but I was not afraid because I knew how to make it. Well I made my kway teow but I still ended up putting it in the refrigerator that evening because we went out to eat again! Anyway the next day I was damned that we would go out and decided to try to cook my noodle. Apart from my home made kway teow I just followed Lily's instruction.

A pkt of fresh hor fun/flat rice noodle
1/2 lb Beef fillet/sirlion - slice thinly across the grain
1/2 cup drained canned straw mushroom - cut into slices
1/4 cup sliced carrot
1/2 lb Choy sum - wash and cut into 2 inch lengths - put on a plate and microwave for 2 mins.
1/4 cup of sliced young gingers
Oil for frying beef and noodle
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp light soya sauce
1 tsp dark soya sauce
1/2 egg white
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp shaoxing wine
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp tapioca starch
2 tbsp water
2 tsp cooking oil
3 tbsp oyster sauce
1 cup chicken stock
1 tbsp cornstarch

Knead the marinate except the oil, thoroughly into the sliced beef and when well mixed, add in the oil and knead again. Leave to marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Fry the hor fun/flat rice noodles like you would for Wat Than Hor
Heat 1 cup oil and when it is hot, fry the beef by batches. Fry beef until 3/4 cooked.
Remove all the oil and leave 2 tbsp. Fry the ginger slices, then add in the beef and choy sum. Stir fry, then add in the gravy ingredients. Cook gravy thickens and pour over the noodles.
Serve hot.

* Since I made my own kway teow and and to refrigerate it just quick nuke it in the microwave to soften it. The texture is almost like the once I buy from the oriental store.

I am not too happy with my results. I'm pretty sure number one is because my pan not seasoned. Hubby is not to keen with this noodle too. I am not sure does this make a difference but I did marinate the beef 24hrs because I didn't get to cook it that day and only had a chance to cook it the next day therefore I found the beef a little too salty (I am not too keen on eat very salty)I kind off think I messed up some where I'm pretty sure is supposed to taste better! I might decided to try this again.

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