Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Faux Chinese: No Wokking just Working

Hello Scanpan Wok!
I am a fail Chinese.. I fail at wokking. I had no wok for the longest time, just work. I guess I did not fail at working LOL that's a plus for a Chinese right?

I got sick of debating cheap wok? Expensive wok? Which Wok? I bought this Scanpan wok. Look it's a Scanpan and it's non-stick which is probably another wokking fail?  Don't judge alright? So it arrived really well packed and delivered in 2 days of ordering even though I ordered it during their sale. What happens? Wok sits there for a long time and doesn't get used. LOL

Eggie Hokkien Prawn Noodles
Until... I saw a picture on Facebook. A primary (grade school for you) school friend of mine had posted a picture of some yummy hokkien noodles with prawns and egg. I was like .. are you serious! That looks amazing. So she gave me the ingredients list and directions.

Off to Preston market to get some prawns and pork. Another failure at being Chinese - I did not know what cut of pork to get. We shall all ignore this and get to the cooking bit shall we?

Ingredients

Hokkien noodles - get this in hot water first
Vegetables - your choice .. another fail I couldn't find the right Chinese greens I wanted. I had to google asian greens last night as I didn't know what choy sum is called!
Prawns - marinated in soy sauce, pepper (LOTS) and I put in a pinch of chilli powder
Pork - sliced and marinated in soy sauce, sugar, cornflour, shaoxing wine
2 Eggs beaten
Garlic and spring onions

Brown the sliced pork then add in your garlic and brown that too. Add your prawns in and toss that about. Chuck your noodles in and toss that about. Shove above green vegetables in.

Add one cup of water and I also threw in the marinade for the pork and cook that for about 5mins.

Add your 2 beaten eggs. Stir that about quickly and it should coat your noodles.


Check that your prawns, noodles and eggs are cooked. YAY eat! Because I am true Chinese there are no measurements in my recipe. We do it by sight. Power to the Chinese.

Now I am beating myself up for not buying a bigger wok and not getting a big cover for it. I need it to steam kuehs and chinese essentials like carrot cake!

23 comments:

  1. lol! I've never used a wok before.. they look too complicated to me.

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  2. Haha I am "Asian" just like you... I can't cook Asian food to save myself! Mum has been feeding us lots of yummy Chinese food but when we move into the new place Liam wants me to cook lots of oriental treats! Luckily the new place is sol conveniently just around the corner from my parent's place so my plan is to drop in each night for pick up service! :)

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    1. OMG it's around the corner from your folks! Lucky you! Scrap the kitchen, just use it as storage.

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  3. I want to buy a wok - how much was this one?
    I love cooking Asian dishes so i think i would get a lot of use out of it. However, a stir fry that takes everyone else 5 minutes always seems to take me 20 minutes...I am stupidly slow in the kitchen!

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    1. Erm.. Kitchenware direct has the Luke Ngyuen one that Applefruitini recommends at half the RRP $99.
      Otherwise my scanpan i think was about $70+ on sale.

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  4. You're a bad asian for not having a steamer for those kuehs! Just kidding ;)

    I'm right there with you on being a bad asian - I don't drink bubble tea and eat rice from a plate with silverware (not chopsticks).

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    1. I KNOW ... I need a steamer for big kuehs at gatherings! HAHHA

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  5. I'm a faux Asian too. When I was at Taiwan Canteen today with my white friend, I called the waitress over and asked for a fork. They all stared at me like WTF, including my white friend who was cleverly eating with chopsticks.

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    1. Really! I'm not that bad with chopsticks but you had rice right? I need spoons and fork for that.

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  6. I love my wok!! I even use it to make pasta sauce! hahaha

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    1. Ok that's it, i'm wokking it for everything from now on.

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  7. Been through many woks and my fav is the Luke Nguyen one, it's humongous and comes with a lid and steaming tray *loves my wok*!

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    1. I wished that we had this discussion prior to this. Now I want a steamer one.

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    1. It was absolutely yum and I feel like I want to cook it again this weekend. :)

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  9. the best wok i've used is a $11 one from victoria street... my teflon coated expensive ones are too thick and make the food gluggy or liquidy... the thin ones are the shit (Adam from Coda taught me this at a cooking class!) you just season them and they're non stick and last forever. i've reseasoned mine like 3 times in four years and it makes the best food. i have a steamer basket wooden thing that sits in it over a little bit of water and one of our big saucepan lids fits over the food if i need it
    xxx

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  10. ps prawnzzzzzzzzzz. you know i love.

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  11. No wok but I made mee siam tonight. Yeay,

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  12. Oh I love my wok but it takes up so much room. Stir fry is the only way my toddler will eat vegetables as she hates steamed/boiled/raw vegetables.

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    1. Get wokking girl! :) Yeah i know, i am wondering where I will shove another wok. HAHAH

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