Fried Noodles is a type of Chinese fast food. An easy and tasty dish, one of my favorites! For the first time I tried Fried Noodles in Sri Lanka, where we spent our longest vacation (50 days honeymoon). We have been to Sri Lanka twice. We liked it there so much the first time that we decided to spend our honeymoon on this Island as well. So we had enough time to truly discover the local cuisine and fall in love with it.
My husband also loves to cook. Sometimes it’s great – I love doing the same thing with him when we’re in the kitchen together. But sometimes this leads to conflict, because when I cook myself, he often interferes in my processes, confuses me and my ideas about how I want to make a certain dish. Then I get the feeling that I am only a performer and not a creator, that I cook worse than he does and, ideas are not interesting and I have no excellence in anything. A very big female shame, as a woman is expected to be able to cook and be creative.
Of course, this is not what he wants me to feel (these are my own traumas) and I understand that cooking for my husband is one of the few creative outlets in his world of engineering. I’m glad when he finds ways to express himself. Ultimately, I know exactly where his interest in cooking benefits both of us: D.
Since we were on vacation in Sri Lanka, it was my husband who cooked mainly. Thus everyone rested from what they do most often. I – from cooking, and he from his work. This works for us evercince. So on the weekend my husband treats me with my favorite Fried Noodles, Fried rice, Stir-fry or Sri Lankan Rice and Curry.
I suggest you try this recipe as well! It doesn’t matter if your spouse will cook it or you – this dish is so simple that you can relax anyway!
Vegan Fried Noodles
- 180 g Noodles or Spaghetti whole grain
- 1 tbsp Oil coconut
- 1 tbsp Ginger
- 3 cloves Garlic
- 0.5 small Dried chili
- 1 medium Onion
- 1 medium Carrot
- 0.5 medium Bell Pepper
- 50 g Cabbage
- 30 g Broccoli
- 1 drop Sesame oil
- 2 tbsp Soy sauce
- 2 stalks Spring onion optional
- 200 g Tofu
To make Tofu taste fishy (optional)
- 1.5 sheet Nori optional
- A bit of Garlic, Ginger, Soy Sauce and Sesame Oil optional
- Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the package. (see notes)
- Meanwhile, preheat the coconut (or other) oil in a skillet. adding chopped ginger, hot chili and garlic straight away.
- Cut the onion lengthwise into thin slices and fry until golden brown.
- Then add carrots and cabbage (cut in strips). Fry vegetables for a minute or two over high heat. Add broccoli florets, bell peppers (also cut in strips), and a drop of sesame oil (for flavor).
- By this time, the noodles should have been cooked. Drain and add the noodles to the fried vegetables.Fry gently stirring in vegetables for 3 minutes.
- Add green onions and soy sauce at the end.
- Fry tofu pieces separately on both sides in a little oil and add to the Fried Noodles when serving. Optionally you can marinate tofu and wrap it in Nori before frying. (see notes). Also some spycy sauce like chili paste would be nice add-on to this dish.
NotesNoodles. Curly wok noodles would work the best. But usually it contains eggs, so I recommend checking the ingredients. Vegan noodles do happen! An egg is not a necessary ingredient for this type of noodle.
But if you have difficulty finding such noodles, any other type will do just fine! Moreover, it is beneficial to use whole grain noodles here, because the aromas of vegetables interrupt the “special” flavor of whole grain noodles. And visually soy sauce would make white noodles look darker as well). I recommend trying it! Tofu. If desired, tofu can be decorated in another way. You can cut tofu into small cubes and add it to vegetables when frying. I like to pre-marinate tofu and fry it wrapped in a nori sheet, as I do when I make Ramen (watch video). It gives some fishy kick to this yummy asian dish!
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