Chinese seafood noodles recipe
This dish was a call I knew I had to make to answer my then serious cravings for wat tan hor 滑旦河 (a Cantonese style of pan fried kuey teow in egg gravy). Again, with what I can find rummaging through my fridge and pantry, this Seafood Crispy Noodle 海鲜生面 is the closest that I can get.
It was through my mom-in-law when I first learned how to cook the wat tan hor. She wasn't exactly making the wat tan hor (using kuey teow) then; it was the vermicelli version of wat tan hor 滑旦米粉 (using vermicelli). The vermicelli version of wat tan hor is better known as something else but oh well, my personal translator is off at work! lol. I shall be back and make amendments to that when I get the chance! Anyway, you can be using any kinds of these noodles - kuey teow 河粉, vermicelli 米粉, chow mein 广东幼炒面, or yee mein 伊面 even.
Oh, how I wish I can get the yee mein that we so commonly use for the Malaysian style of claypot yee mein 瓦煲伊面 here!
Ok, back to the reality. The concept to the making of this dish using any of those noodles is essentially the same. It is after all, the gravy that matters most. With the chow mein that I am using, I made it a point to deep fry the noodles in batches before pouring the gravy over it. This gives an extra crunch to the dish - a huge plus! That, of course, is optional. As with the gravy, it is really flexible in terms of the choice of ingredients you can use - seafood, any kind of meat or just vegetables and tofu - they all work great! Once you have got them all lined up ready for the wok, cooking this is just a breeze... Seafood Crispy Noodle 海鲜生面
7oz fresh chow mein (the one that I used goes by the brand Prime Food 嘉嘉)
10 shrimps, skinned and deveined
12 bay scallops
3 pcs tofu fish cakes (or any other kinds of fish cakes)
1 pc chicken breast, excess fat trimmed
1 handful Chinese mustard green (choy sum), rinsed and drained
1 medium-size carrot
8 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsps cooking oil + enough oil for deep frying
few dashes of white pepper powder
1½ tsps light soy sauce
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp corn starch
Gravy (per serving)
3/4 cup chicken stock
3/4 cup water
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
3 tbsps corn starch dissolved in 3 tbsps water
1. Thinly sliced the chicken breast.
2. Marinate chicken with the chicken marinade and leave for at least an hour or two in the refrigerator.