Sunday, October 05, 2014

Bean Thread Noodle & Carrot Stir-Fry




Going to Chinese supermarkets can be a fun experience. Despite tons of different foods which definitely don't look edible and I'd never know what to do with them, and a strange smell which I find in most Chinese supermarkets, I really love shopping there. It's super fun to explore the shop full of unusual stuff. But I'm kind of scared to buy something I'm not familiar with so I usually choose something I know. Bean thread noodles, Bean sprouts and Teriyaki sauce is what I really love. And here's a simple dish with these 3 awesome Chinese ingredients. If you're not used to Chinese food, don't be scared. This recipe is super simple. Aaand it's probably my favourite dish now. Really, after I made this, I fell in love with mung bean noodles even more!


Bean Thread Noodle & Carrot Stir-Fry 

2 tbsp oil
100g bean thread noodles 
1 medium onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot (140g), thinly sliced
1/2 chili pepper, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground ginger
A handful of bean sprouts
salt, to taste
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2-3 tbsp Teriyaki sauce (I used this)

1) Pour some boiling water over the noodles and let sit for 3-5 minutes. Remove from hot water and rinse through with cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain completely.

2) In a saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Add onion and cook until lightly browned and softened. Add garlic, carrot, chili pepper, ground ginger and salt. Cover and cook for a few minutes, over medium heat, until carrots are softened. Add bean sprouts, sesame seeds and noodles. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Add Teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds.

3) Serve immediately and enjoy!

Serves 2

Recipe by collecting memories

3 comments:

  1. I love the simplicity of this dish. I usually complicate stir fries by adding in a million different vegetables, but this is a perfect example of using just a few great flavours to make something really good. I've got some bean thread noodles in the cupboard and now I've got inspiration for dinner tomorrow. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much! I usually add lots of different veggies too, but sometimes I love simple dishes. You don't always have plenty of time to prepare complicated dishes, right?

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