sweet & spicy oodles of noodle goodness
If you are an instagram buddy, you might recognize this dish from my personal instagram! You inspired me to post about this dish, because it def IS as delicious as it looks. Just last week, I got this recipe from a very close friend. Her recipe was taken (from) wishful chef . Because of the absolute deliciousness+ your requests, I have made it twice already!
Please refer to the wishful chef link above for the original recipe.
I tweeked it the second time around to my family’s liking, and it was even better this time. Here is what I used-
8 ounces dried rice noodles
4 cloves garlic, optional
2 ounces (about 1/4 cup) fish sauce
2 ounces (about 1/4 cup) tamarin soy sauce
2 teaspoons red ground chili pepper
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/3 cup roasted peanuts, crushed or finely chopped
1 oz sugar, 3 ounces palm sugar
8 ounces meat I used cooked shrimp- you can obv use (beef, chicken, or pork)
8 ounces firm tofu
8 ounces bean sprouts
2 bunches scallions
Prepare all of your ingredients ahead of time, and set to the side for easy access and use.
Soak noodles in warm water for 30 mins. Rinse bean sprouts and scallions. Drain and cut 8 oz. of tofu and about 8 stalks of scallions (use green parts) into 1-inch long sticks. Dice garlic and cut lime into quarters. Crush or chop peanuts. Take out 4 eggs.
For the sauce, heat a small pot on medium. Mix tamarin, reg sugar, palm sugar, fish sauce, 1/4 cup of water and chili pepper, to taste depending on spice tolerance. Stir and crush sugar until fully dissolved and turn off heat.
When noodles are soft enough (but still slightly harder than al dente pasta), rinse them in cold water and drain. Make sure all of your ingredients are set up and divided into equal portions. Note: You’re cooking one portion at a time. Add 2 tbsp. oil to a wok or large non-stick pan. Heat on medium-high, until very hot. Cook for 1 min, then add tofu and garlic. Cook for about 45 secs, stirring frequently. Garlic should now be brown. Stir in noodles, then add 3 tbsp. of sauce mixture. Add shrimp-chicken-beef (whatever you are using)
Coat noodles and meat well and stir vigorously to keep noodles from sticking. After about 2 mins, taste noodles to check if they’re soft enough. If not, add 2-3 tbsp. of water and continue to cook for a little longer.
Add shrimp (if using) and combine with noodles. Sprinkle some white pepper, add bean sprouts and up to 1 tbsp. more sauce. Stir everything for 1 min, then add scallions.
Push everything aside creating an empty space in the middle. Crack an egg, wait 15 secs to set, then mix into the noodles.
Turn off heat and toss. To serve, top with crushed peanuts, dried onions and a generous squeeze of lime juice.
every bite – so amazing.