I'm rather partial to a Chinese takeaway on a Saturday night; with a glass of wine and rubbish TV. However, sometimes it's nice to cook a dish from scratch and watch it start off as nothing and become something beautiful.
Wing Yip sent me over a huge box of Chinese goodies, so that I could whip up a Chinese surprise in the kitchen for my family. I was so excited to see it would be a noodle dish!
They sent over a huge steel wok, which my Dad was very excited about! You do have to burn it slightly before you can use it, but this is pretty easy to do. I heated it for about a minute and then flicked droplets of water into the wok. If the droplets evaporate within a second, then the wok is hot enough to add oil.
I decided I wanted to cook this dish with minimum ingredients possible. I chopped up some green and red peppers; cutting them into a mix of strips and cubes. I also chopped up some baby corns, as I found them reduced in the supermarket for just 70p!
I added these to the wok in a little oil, until they were soft enough for a sauce to be added. I used two sauces from Wing Yip, as one jar wasn't enough to cover the vegetables and noodles. I used a Black Bean sauce for the vegetables and then filled the jar with water as instructed, to add some moisture to the wok.
The noodles sent over to me were more than enough for 4 people. They simply needed boiling in hot water for 2 minutes and were then ready to add to the wok with the vegetables. I then added the Gineger & Spring Onion sauce to the noodles and mixed everything up.
Within ten minutes, the noodles were ready to dish up and serve. To begin with, we wasn't sure whether we would need side accompaniments, but the noodles were actually really filling! It was great for us that this could be cooked and served within twenty minutes. Great for on the go families!
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