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One-pot French Beans & Noodles


French Beans / Long beans 200g  (trimmed and cut into shorter pieces)

pork belly 200g (cut into slices)

fresh noodles 300g

garlic 3 cloves (chopped)

light soy sauce 1 tbsp

dark soy sauce 2 tsp

oyster sauce 1 tsp

sugar 1 tsp

water 1 cup


1, Heat a pan, Add in 2 tsp oil. Fry pork with low medium heat to sear out the fat till the edge turns slightly golden brown color. Set pork aside for later use.

2, Use the same pan (with the remaining oil), stir fry garlic till aromatic.

3, Add in French beans, stir fry for about 2 mins.

4, Add all the pork back into the pan. Stir fry for another min.

5, Add in light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar. Stir fry evenly.

6, Pour in water.

7. Bring to boil with high heat. Pour out 1/3 of the stock.

8, Lid on and simmer with low heat for 3 mins.

9, Spread noodles over pork and beans. Cover with lid and simmer for 3 mins.

10, Noodles will absorb the stock, so add in half of the stock kept in step 7 evenly over the noodles. simmer for 3 mins.

11, Mix noodles with pork and beans. Add in the rest stock. Simmer for 3 mins.

12, Stir noodles and reduce the sauce. Check whether noodles are done. If no, simmer a bit longer, add in a bit more water if needed. If yes, ready to serve.


Jajangmyeon (Korean noodles in black bean sauce)


  1. Prepare pork and vegetables. Cut 100g pork (you can also use chicken, if you want.) into dice. 1/8 head cabbage, 1/2 onion, 1/1 stalk of green onion all chop into small dices.
  2. Heat a pan. Add in 3 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp chunjang (black bean paste). Stir fry for about 3 mins. Discard the oil and set the paste aside for later use.
  3. Heat the pan again, add in 1 tbsp oil. Drop in pork dices. stir fry for a while till pork turns a big golden brown. Sprinkle black pepper.
  4. Add in cabbage, onion and green onion. I also added in a little chopped eggplant.
  5. Stir fry till all the vegetables turns softened.
  6. Add in 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp sugar. Stir well.
  7. Add all the black bean paste in. Mix all ingredients well.
  8. Pour in 1/2 1 cup stock (or water). Simmer for a little while, till everything is fully cooked. And also the sauce reduced.
  9. Mix 1 tbsp starch in 2 tbsp water. drizzle it into the pan.
  10. Stir to thicken the sauce.
  11. Serve noodle with sauce and cucumber shreds.

And give it a good mix.

Eggplant Noodles

Prepare the ingredients:

1 medium eggplant chop into long slices.

fresh noodles 80g

pork belly 80g cut into small chunks

light soy sauce 2 tsp

dark soy sauce 1 tsp

oyster sauce 1 tsp

sugar 1 tsp

water 1/2 cup


1 stalk chopped spring onion

3 cloves of chopped garlic

1, Heat a pan, add in a little oil. Sear the pork belly first till slightly brownish.

2. Add in eggplant slices. Stir fry till they are soft.

3. All the sauce in. Stir fry evenly.

4. Add in water or stock. Bring to boil .

5. Turn to low heat. cover the lid and simmer for 3 mins.

6. Spread the noodles over eggplant. Cover the lid again and simmer for 3 mins.

7. Lid off. Add in chopped garlic. Toss the noodles to combine with sauce. Turn up the heat. Reduce the sauce and let noodles absorb the sauce. Season with salt if needed.

8. Garnish with spring onion.

One-pot Long Beans, Pork & Noodles

This is a very popular way to cook noodles in China.

1. Heat a pan, add in a little oil. Sear pork belly slices. Pork better has some fat, so pork belly is a good choice.

2. Add in chopped long beans. Stir fry till surface has some wrinkles on it.

3. Add in 1 tsp cooking wine, 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp white pepper, 1/2 tsp five spice powder and 1 tsp sugar. Stir fry evenly.

4. Place noodles on the top. Fresh soft noodles are the best choice. But if you use regular dry noodles, please boil them in advance till almost half cooked.

5. Pour in one small bowl of water along the pan. Cover the lid. Simmer till it dries up. Then add in another bowl of water. And simmer again. So this step is to steam the noodles.

6. When sauce reduces, turn to high heat. Remove the lid. Mix noodles well with sauce.

Serve hot.

Dried Noodle with Eggplant Sauce

Recently, noodles become the most frequently-seen dish on my table. When I am too busy to cook, I turn to noodles. When I don’t know what to eat, I turn to noodles. Noodles are really my good friends.

Eggplant is always my good friend. So I decide to put both of my good friends in one dish. And ……. eat them. 🙂

1. Chop eggplant into medium strips. Black fungus and green chili into shreds. Also prepare chopped garlic.

2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Fry fish Ngoh Hiang slices a bit. You can also choose minced pork.

3. Add in eggplants. Fry till soft.

4. Add in 2 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce, and 1 tsp sugar. Mix well.

5. Pour in 1/4 cup water. Also add in black fungus. Simmer a bit.

6. When the water reduces, add in a little starch water.

7. Add in garlic and chili. Quickly stir fry a bit. Season with salt.

Pour eggplant over cooked and drained noodles.

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.

Quick & Easy Fried Noodles

When I don’t have much time to cook, I always choose fried noodles to make a simple but delicious meal.

Vegetable part:

1 small onion, 1 stalk leek, 1 small carrot, 1/8 head of casbahs, 1/2 cup bean sprouts.

Expect bean sprouts, chop other vegetables into shreds. Cabbage can be a little thicker.

Prepare sauce:

1 tablespoon light soy sauce

2 tsp sesame oil

2 tbsp dark soy sauce

1 tsp sugar

Mix them well in a small bowl.

If you choose raw noodles, you need to precook them in hot water. If you choose cooked noodles, then skip this step.

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the pan.

2. Sauté onion first till aromatic. Add in carrots, stir fry till softened.

3. Then add in cabbage, bean sprouts and leek. Stir fry for 1 min. Add in 1 tsp shaoxing wine to remove the grass smell of bean sprouts.

4. Set vegetables apart.

5. Wipe the pan clean and dry. Heat 1 tablespoon oil.

6. Place cooked noodles inside. Don’t stir them immediately. Let them get a bit golden brown.

7. Stir fry noodles. Add in 1/3 sauce along the pan. Stir fry evenly.

8. Every time add in 1/3 sauce and stir fry for 1-2 mins.

9. Put all the fried vegetables in. Blend evenly.

Serve with fried egg if you want.

Lor Mee

1. In a deep pot, add in 1/2 2 cups water, 1/2 cup dark soy sauce, ginger slices, garlic slices, 1 tablespoon five spice powder and 20g sugar. Bring to boil.

2. Add in 1 strip of pork belly. Turn to low heat and simmer for 30 mins.

3. Add in 2 hard boiled eggs and simmer for another 15-20 mins.

4. Blanch yellow noodles in boiling water. Rinse under cold water and drain. Set in the plate.

5. Take the pork belly and eggs out to cool down. Leave 1 cup braised soy in the pot. Add in a 1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce and salt to season.

6. Add in 1 beaten egg. Stir while pouring. At last, add in starch water to thicken the sauce.

7. Serve noodles with braised pork belly slices, braised egg, fish cake, and thick sauce over it.

Stir-fry Prawn Hokkien Noodles

The real stir-fry hokkien noodles need squid and pork. But here I didn’t use them. And this recipe is different from the real one. 

1. Beat two eggs in a bowl. Heat oil in the pan and make scrambled egg.

2. Take the egg out. Fry the Prawns till pink and set them aside too.

3. Heat the pan again. Add in chopped garlic and onion. Sauté a bit. 

4. Add the Hokkien noodles in. Stir fry a bit. Add in 2 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp light soy sauce and 1/2 pepper powder. Stir evenly.

5. Put the Prawns back in the pan, also add chopped cabbage and chye sim stem. Stir fry a bit. Pour in 1 cup broth. ( I used the Prawn ribs broth which I made before)

6. Simmer for 5 mins. Add in bean sprouts, chye sim leaves.

7. Add in scrambled egg. Stir fry evenly.

Serve hot. 

My husband loves this dish.

Chicken Soup Noodle

When my husband feels sick, I cook him chicken soup. Actually, every time I make chicken soup, it’s possibly to leave some over. So I keep the left soup in a jar and stored in fridge. Stored chicken soup can be used to cook. And the easiest one is to cook noodles.

This is the fresh soup not the stored one.

It’s easy to make chicken soup. 

Put chicken in a deep pot. Add in enough water and several ginger slices. Turn to high heat at first. When the soup boiled, turn to low height. If you want really good chicken soup, you’d better cook it for at least one hour. The soup will taste really great. I cooked it for about one hour and a half. And add some salt to it, or it will be plain. I also added several shiitake, because I really like it.

You can cook noodle when chicken soup is almost done. Just cook noodle with water. When noodle is cooked. Take it out and drain. After drained, put noodle in a bowl. 

Scoop some chicken soup and add to noodle in the bowl. If you like, you can add some green vegetables and chopped spring onion. 

My husband are it all, even he’s sick. It’s very nutritious.