Thursday, 26 December 2013

Minced pork and Seafood noodles ala Bak Chor Mee


Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year everyone!

I miss spending these festive season in the Philippines.  Yes we are back in Qatar, that's why.  Actually, we've been here for almost a month now.  Our vacation of almost a month in the Philippines was quite exhausting and truly stressful.  It wasn't actually a holiday, sad to say. The upside of it was that we spent some time with our families from both sides and I had to undergo internet-detox (wink wink).  

So what have you cooked for your special Christmas dinner?  I bet you had pasta or noodles.  It has become a Filipino tradition, I believe, regardless of wherever part of the world they are in right now, to serve noodles or pasta as part of ones Christmas menu.  As a matter of fact, I did too with my vegetarian pasta.  

Speaking of noodles, here is an Asian noodle recipe that is inspired by a noodle dish my husband and I often eat at one of those food hawker stalls in Singapore, bak chor mee to be specific.  This noodle dish of course is different from the bak chor mee found in Singapore so don't confuse it with it.

If you have been serving pancit canton guisado every special occasion you hold in your house, try this recipe for a change.  Your visitors will surely appreciate the change :-)

          ala BAK CHOR MEE

Ingredients :

Egg Noodles (dried) - 200 g
Minced Pork - 100 g

Black Pepper Powder
Garlic, minced - 3 cloves
Onions, chopped - 1 small

Sauce :
Soy Sauce - 3 tbsp
Balsamic Vinegar - 2 tbsp

Oyster Sauce - 1 tbsp
Sweet Sauce (Dark) - 1 tbps
Water - 1/4 c
Vegetable Oil - 1 tbsp
Sesame Oil - 2 tbsp

Stir-Fried Mixed Seafood :

Mixed Seafood (shrimp, mollusk, squids, etc) - 100 g.
Button Mushroom, thinly sliced - 7 pcs
Kikiam, thinly sliced - 5 pcs
Oyster Sauce - 1 tbsp
Sweet Sauce (Dark) - 1 tbps
Soy Sauce - 1 tbsp
Black Pepper Powder
Garlic, minced - 3 cloves
Onions, chopped - 1 small
Vegetable Oil

Cooking Procedure :

Stir-Fried Mixed Seafood :

1.  Place oil in a pan under low fire.  Add kikiam and mushroom.  Stir-fry for about 2 minutes
2.  Add garlic and onion.  Stir.
3.  Toss in the rest of the ingredient and give a stir for a minute
4.  In a bowl, mix oyster sauce,sweet sauce, and soy sauce then pour it on the seafood mix.  Stir
5.  Simmer for about a few minutes until the mixture is dry

Noodle :

1. Place water in a pot and bring to a boil. Add in the noodles and cook until noodles are soften.  Drain and set aside.

2. Place oil and garlic in a pan under low fire and stir until aromatic.  Add the minced pork and fry it until the meat almost turned brown.  Add in the onions.
3. Season with the black pepper powder.  Toss in the noodles and stir.
4. In a bowl, mix the oyster sauce,sweet sauce, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, and water then pour it on the noodles.  Stir for a few minutes until most of the liquids have evaporated.
5.  Toss in the stir-fried mixed seafood.  Remove from fire.

Serve with lemon or lime or you can eat it without.

© myFresha-licious (26December2013)

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