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My Chinese Recipes – How to Make Noodles With Spring Onion Flavored Oil

Posted in : Recipe on by : Budi Sekawan

 

I would like to start with My Chinese Recipes first and hope they will give you some new sights from Chinese cooking. I love noodles since I can add many flavors on it, both on top of the noodle or in the soup. The coming recipe is a Shanghai flavor, recommend to serve with ‘Spareribs in Shanghai Style’.

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz Shanghai noodle (or any Chinese noodle, dry weight)
  • 6 stalks spring onion
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 tbsp dark soya sauce
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1.5 tsp sugar

Methods:

  1. add 1 tsp salt in a pot of hot water, cook noodles, remove and refresh with tap water, drain well
    2.  rinse and cut spring-onion into sections
    3.  heat the oil, fry spring-onion in medium hot oil until golden brown and crispy.
    4. RESERVE spring onion, leave 2 tbsp behind
    5.  add 1 tbsp dark soya sauce and 1 tbsp water, 0.5 tsp sugar and mix well, add spring-onion to the sauce and fry until well flavored, remove
    6. heat the remaining 2 tbsp dark soya sauce and 2 tbsp water, 1 tsp sugar and mix well.
    7.  add noodles and toss evenly, sprinkle with 1 tbsp of spring-onion flavor oil, and SERVE.

If you found nothing from your refrigerator, just got noodles and spring oil left from your last dishes, try this recipe. No meet is needed. You will find the original flavor from spring-onion, an important ingredient in Chinese cooking.

We always push the teenage to eat more spring-onion, since in Chinese, the pronunciation is the same as another word’s meaning – clever.
So, eat more spring-onion, more clever, you will be! Let’s eat more!

Make Your Favorite Vegetarian Thai Recipes at Home

Eating out at Thai restaurants can be very difficult for vegetarians since so many Thai dishes are flavored with oyster sauce or fish sauce. Luckily, it’s not too hard for you to make a handful of your favorite vegetarian Thai recipes yourself in your own home.

One very popular vegetarian Thai recipe that takes less than fifteen minutes to make on your own is Thai Spring Rolls. For this recipe, you need some spring roll wrappers, which are usually available in the fresh food section of your local grocery store. (If you cannot find them there, check your local Asian food store.) Mix together bean sprouts, chopped green cabbage and green onions, grated carrots, and some cooked thin rice noodles. If you want to make your spring rolls even more filling, you can add some pieces of scrambled eggs and grilled tofu. Flavor this mixture with some basil, mint, soy sauce, and lime juice. Soak the spring roll wrappers in cold water for ten to twenty seconds, or until you can bend them. Spoon some of the mixtures into each spring roll wrapper and roll. Serve with some soy sauce to dip your Thai spring rolls.

Another choice when looking for vegetarian Thai recipes is tofu satay with peanut sauce and cucumber salad. Peanut sauce is something that can be bought from a grocery store; just make sure you read the ingredients to make sure that it’s actually vegetarian. Cucumber salad, though, is something that you’ll have to make yourself. Slice a seedless cucumber and a small red onion into thin pieces. Toss with rice wine vinegar, sugar, and salt, and put in the refrigerator for around thirty minutes to allow the flavors to blend together. In the meantime, cut up tofu into bite-size pieces and thread onto bamboo skewers that have been soaking in water for at least fifteen minutes. Brush the tofu with a mixture of soy sauce and chili paste to flavor it. (Useless chili paste if you don’t like a lot of spice.) Grill the skewers and serve with the peanut sauce and cucumber salad.

A final choice when trying your hand at creating a variety of vegetarian Thai recipes is to make Pad Thai. While it looks like it would be hard to make, it’s actually pretty easy. All you need to do is cook up some flat rice noodles and toss in a mixture of sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and water. Add a bunch of vegetables (mushrooms, shredded carrots, bean sprouts), and some scrambled egg and cubed tofu, and stir-fry until the whole dish is warm. Sprinkle the whole dish with ground-up peanuts, and you have a dish fit for a restaurant, but without any meat or meat-based sauces.

You can make similar substitutions in any Thai recipe to create your own at-home version of vegetarian Thai recipes. Anytime a recipe calls for meat, you can substitute with tofu. And, instead of using oyster sauce or fish sauce, you can mix up some soy sauce with some Thai chili paste to give yourself a similar flavor without any meat. With these easy recipes, you’ll always be able to enjoy your favorite vegetarian Thai recipes without any concern about any meat getting mixed in.

Two Simple Vegetarian Recipes – Oriental Spring Rolls and Warm Avocado Salad

These simple vegetarian recipes make delicious starters or snacks. Crispy oriental spring rolls are great for a first course, served with your favorite dipping sauce. The warm avocado salad can also be served as a starter, or as a light lunch with crusty bread.

Get Your Skin Ready For Spring

The cold, harsh weather outside and dry, heated air inside during the winter months does quite a bit of damage to our skin. Add to that the fact that we don’t get much sun exposure and it is easy to see that our skin needs a little prepping to get it ready for the first warm spring days outside. Now is a great time to start getting your skin ready for spring.

Get Rid Of Dead Skin Cells

Your first goal should be to get rid of any dead skin cells on your body. This will prepare your skin for the moisturizing that will follow. Use a gentle scrub, like the recipe for the sugar scrub at the bottom of this article. It will gently exfoliate your skin and prep it for spring.

Skip The Hot Bath

Soaking in a hot bath may seem tempting when it’s cold outside, but it can also further dry out your skin. Opt for a quick warm (not hot) shower instead and use a gentle moisturizing cleanser. Pat yourself dry with a soft towel. Don’t forget to replenish your skin using a good moisturizer after each shower.

Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize

To soften the skin and give it that nice, natural glow, use plenty of moisturizers. The dry winter air and the heated inside air do quite a bit of damage to your skin during the colder months. Use a good, natural moisturizer daily, especially after you get out of the shower. See below for a good homemade lotion recipe. Pay special attention to your hands and face, since they will be more exposed to the elements than the rest of your body.

Prep For The Sun

If you are planning on being out in the sun once the weather starts warming up (and who doesn’t), make sure your skin is ready for it. Protect yourself with plenty of sunscreens during the first few weeks and don’t forget to apply it to your face and hands as well. You can start using a body lotion with a light self-tanner in it now to prepare your skin for the upcoming sun.

 

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