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Korean Army Stew

It’s really like spicy one-pot dish.

1. Prepare ingredients. Vegetables you like. I chose onion, mushroom, Chinese cabbage, tofu and sausage. Cut them into smaller pieces and place them in the pot.

2. Prepare sauce:

2 tablespoon Korean chili paste, 1 tablespoon light soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon water. Mix them well.

3. Pour sauce into the pot. Pour in stock which can reach half height of the ingredients.

4. Turn on the heat. When all ingredients are almost cooked. Add in instant noodles and 1 piece of cheese along with some kimchi.

Wait till noodles are cooked, ready to serve.

Spring Onion Noodles

Another popular dish in China. Very simple to cook. All you need are spring onion, oil, noodles, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce and sugar.

1. Cut spring (4-6 stalks or more) into small strips around 3-5 cm.

2. Heat 1-2 tablespoon oil in the pan.

3. Add in chopped spring onion. Fry with low heat till spring onion turns dark brown in color. If you don’t like the black spring onion, you can take them out before the next step.

4. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoon light soy sauce, 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce and 1/2 tablespoon sugar.

5. Pour the sauce into pan. Stir till sugar melts.

6. Turn off the heat. Let the sauce cool down and blend in cooked noodles. Blend them well.

You can make more sauce and save in the refrigerator for later use.

My husband tried it and loved it.

Noodles with Peanut Butter

Noodles with peanut butter is a typical dish of Sha Xian Delicacy(沙县小吃). Sha Xian delicacy is really popular in China. And the restaurants are all over China. The food is famous for good taste and low price.

Key part for this dish is sauce.

1. Chop 1 stalk spring onion.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the pan. Sauté chopped spring onion till aromatic.

3. Pour spring onion with oil in a small bowl.

4. Add in 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, 1/2 tsp white sesame and 1 tsp vinegar. Mix well with spring onion oil.

5. Pour sauce over cooked noodles.

Mix well and ready to serve.

Wanton Noodles

As a Chinese born and grew up in northern part of China, I’m very familiar with noodles. Yet, its very difficult for me to cook southern pattern noodles well, like rice noodle, Hokkien mee. I tried wanton noodles before and it didn’t turn out well. I guess the main reason is that I didn’t pay much attention to the difference between southern noodles and northern noodles. Northern noodles are more hard and thicker. They need more time to be cooked. That is completely different from southern ones.

I corrected my way of cooking wanton noodle this time.

Noodle was bought from supermarket and so was the wanton wrap.

1. Prepare the wanton filling:

Minced pork (100g), some shrimps ( around 10), 1 stalk spring onion, 1 small slice ginger, 3-4 water chestnut. Chop them together and let them be sticky to each other.

Put chopped pork and shrimp in a bowl. Mix in several whole shrimps. Add in 2 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp sugar, 2 tsp sesame oil. Mix all well.

Put one spoonful filling in the middle of the wanton wrap. Then pinch the edges. If the wrap is easily to open up. You can dip your finger in water and brush the edge before pinch.

2. Boil a big pot of water. Add in one pinch of salt. Boil wantons for 5-8 mins. Then drain them.

3. Blanch noodles in the boiling water for 2 mins. Then soak them in cold water. In the boiling water for another minute. In the cold water again. And drain at last.

4. Put bai Choy in boiling water for 2 mins. And drain them.

5. In the plate, add in 1 tablespoon light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, 2 tsp oyster sauce, 2 tsp wanton Soup stock. Mix well.

6. Put drained noodle in the plate. Have a good mix with sauce.

7. Side the dish with wantons, bai choy and char siew. (I cooked dark sauce pork belly instead). Recipe:

https://foodrecipe33.com/2016/09/08/braised-pork-in-brown-sauce/

My husband loved it very much. He suggested me to open a small restaurant some day after I retire or if I don’t want to continue doing my current work. 🙂