Ta dah! A big plate of fragrant egg noodle for our weekend lunch ^-^! But it looked very Chinese New Year dish too ... with big prawns and Bak Kwa (BBQ meat jerky)! Don't you think so ?! Hee ... hee !
Fried Egg Noodle with Prawns and Bak Kwa Topping.
200g dried egg noodles (1 pack)
200g large prawns (shelled, deveined)
100g bean sprouts
A few cloves of garlic, chopped
Half red onion - sliced
2 - 3 tablespoons vegetable cooking oil
2 eggs for omelette
3 - 4 pieces of square Bak Kwa (BBQ meat jerky) cut into strips
Sauce (mix in a bowl)
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
50 - 100ml water
Dash of Pepper & Sesame oil
1) Boil the egg noodle in a pot of boiling water for about 3 minutes (or refer to the cooking time stated on the packaging). Drain the water, pour noodles in the colander and rinse quickly with running water so that the noodles won't stick together. Drain and set aside.
2) To make egg omelette - beat eggs with dash of pepper and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
3) Heat the non-stick pan with low flame, grease the pan with a little vegetable cooking oil. Pour the eggs and gently tilting the pan let the liquid flow thinly covering the base like pancake. Cook for about 1 minute. Gently flip the egg pancake over, using the spatula. Cook for another 1 minute. Remove from the pan and cut into strips. Set aside.
4) Using the same frying pan, with medium flame, add vegetable cooking oil. Sauté the onions and garlic. Add in the prawns stir-fry about 1 minute. Pour in the sauce and continue to stir-fry about 1 minute. Add in the bean sprouts and boiled noodle into the sauce.
5) Use a pair of chopsticks to toss the noodles. Check that the noodles are well coated with sauce. Continue tossing/cooking for another 2 -3 minutes till the sauce is soaked up by the noodles.
6) Off the flame and ready to serve. Top with some Bak Kwa and egg omelette.
Do adjust the taste and ingredients to your preference.
Certain dishes are eaten during the Chinese New Year for their symbolic meaning. Lucky food is served during the 16-day festival season, especially New Year’s Eve, which is believed to bring good luck for the coming year. The auspicious symbolism of these foods is based on their pronunciations or appearances.
Noodles (面): When served during the Lunar New Year period, noodles are usually not cut so as to ensure that they are kept as long as possible. As they representing longevity, the longer the noodles, the longer our lives!
Bak kwa (肉干) is immensely popular in Singapore and Malaysia where it is usually eaten during Chinese New Year. The red colour is considered auspicious.
Shrimp / prawns (虾) - symbolize happiness and good fortune.
Enjoy and have a great weekend!
This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up (January 2015 Event: Pasta / Noodles) organized by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids), Doreen (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Anne (My Bare Cupboard).
"My Treasured Recipes #5 - Chinese New Year Goodies (Jan/Feb 2015)" hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House.