Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nyonya Style Fried Noodles

I cook noodles very often as it is something that I will eat for lunch when I don’t want anything elaborate. This is something that I will cook for Diana too for her lunch in the office. This is a little bit different from the traditional Chinese fried noodles. It has some blended chilies, dried shrimps, lemongrass and fermented bean paste in it. It brings a great aroma to the fried noodles.


400 gram yellow noodles – wash and drain
1 piece chicken breast – sliced thinly
15 shrimps – peel and deveined
2 cups bean sprouts
2 pieces fried tofu – cut into small cubes
1 small bunch Chinese chives – cut into 1” length
Some cut red chili for garnish

Ground into paste:

4 shallots
2 cloves garlic
1 stalk lemongrass – removes the outer part and slice thinly
3 tbsp dried shrimps – soak
1 tsp fermented bean paste
3 red chilies


2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 ½ tsp dark soy sauce for color
1 tsp sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat up about 2 tbsp oil in a wok, add in the paste and stir fry until fragrant. Add in the chicken and stir fry until the meat changes color. Add in the shrimps, tofu and continue to stir fry until the shrimps turn pink in color.
2. Add in the noodles and the seasonings. Continue to turn and toss the noodles until well coated with the rest of the ingredients. If it is too dry, drizzle in some water.
3. Lastly add in the bean sprouts and chives. Give it a few more toss and check the seasoning.
4. Dish out and serve warm.

Note: You can use the same paste for fried rice too.

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Little Inbox said...

Noodle in soup and fried noodle are my favorite meal when I'm home alone. :P
Your Nyonya style noodles looks so flavorful.

Jeannie said...

Wow! I would love a plate for my lunch too:D or even dinner! So yummy with all the spicy ingredients!

Zue Murphy said...

I love fried noodles. This one look delicious.

ann low said...

Gert, I love fried noodle and I must try your fried noodle with lemongrass in it. I bet it must be very delicious :)

Shu Han said...

that sounds and looks delicious!! kind of reminds me of mee goreng too, but this seems even more fragrant!

My Little Space said...

I bet the noodle is so flavourful. Have to add on some Nyonya Sambal Chicken (side dish) as well. haha...

Yummy Bakes said...

This fried noodle with nonya flavour looks delicious. I must try when I am free. thanks for sharing.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

i also cook this type of simple and yummy noodles for lunch too.

Shereen said...

Macam mee siam sikit ya your noodle.Mo try jugak la one of these days..I don't cook so much nowadays as I have not been well and S been flying a lot and away from home.Will call you soon.

Alice said...

my kind of noodles! yum! :)

ICook4Fun said...

Little inbox, mine too. I eat noodles at least 2-3 times a week :)

Jeannie, this is good anytime :)

Zue, thanks.

Ann, hope you like this noodles.

Shu Han, yea similar to mee goreng with extra bean paste in it.

Kristy, yea we can have a nyonya feast together :)

Yumny bakes, you are welcome.

Sonia, me too :)

Shereen, you can use this paste for bee hoon and in nasi gorent. Hope you will be well soon. Miss talking to you.

Alice, thanks.

My Kitchen and Me said...

added this to my 'must try' list!