Hokkien Stir Fry Noodles

Hokkien stir fry noodles, also known as Hokkien mee, is a classic Asian dish that is quick and easy to prepare. This is my go-to dish when I am short on time and need to prepare meals for the week. It’s also the dish I grew up eating a lot of as my mum always made variations of it to keep it exciting and a good way to get our protein and veggies in!

In other words, this dish is easily customizable to suit your taste buds and preferences. This recipe is just one version of what I usually make so substitute a favorite Asian green or protein of yours and experience the flavors of Asia in your very own kitchen today!

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What’s in it?

The dish typically consists of Hokkien noodles, which are thick, yellow noodles made from wheat flour and egg. The noodles are stir-fried with vegetables, meat, seafood (optional), and a variety of sauces, resulting in a delicious, flavorful dish.

One of the great things about Hokkien stir fry noodles is its versatility. It can be made with a variety of meats, including chicken, beef, pork, and seafood, or as a vegetarian dish. The vegetables used can also vary depending on personal preference and availability. Common vegetables include cabbage, carrot, bean sprouts, and bok choy.

The sauces used in Hokkien stir fry noodles play an important role in giving the dish its distinct flavor. Oyster sauce is a common ingredient used in this dish, which adds a savory, umami flavor. Soy sauce is also added to give a salty flavor to the noodles. Other seasonings may include white pepper, sugar, and sometimes chili paste to add a spicy kick.

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Cooking Hokkien stir fry noodles is a quick and easy process. The vegetables and meat are then stir-fried in a wok or a frying pan until they are cooked through. The cooked noodles are then added to the pan and stir-fried with the vegetables and meat, along with the sauces and seasonings.

In conclusion, Hokkien stir fry noodles are a classic Asian dish that is loved for its versatility and delicious flavor. It is a quick and easy dish to make, making it a great option for busy weeknights. With its combination of meat, vegetables, and noodles, it is a nutritious and satisfying meal. Give it a try and experience the flavors of Asia in your own kitchen.

Ingredients

Serves 4-6
  • 250g of Hokkien noodles*
  • 1 bunch of choy sum**
  • 1-2 carrots, sliced at an angle
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 50g of green beans, chopped
  • 150g chicken thigh, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of soya sauce
  • 2 stalks of spring onion
  • 1 teaspoon of black ground pepper
Noodle seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of chicken bullion (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
Garnish
  • Sesame oil
  • Spring onion
  • Fried shallots

Notes:

*You can boil the Hokkien noodles if you wish. In this recipe, we don’t because we will cook it over high heat and separately before combining it with the stir fry. This method will have the same result as boiling them, it is just an easier way to save on time and washing!

**You can use any Asian greens you like as previously mentioned under common vegetables. For this recipe, we used what we had in the fridge.

Steps

  1. Marinade the Hokkien noodles in the noodle seasoning and let them sit for 30 minutes while the vegetables are being prepped.
  2. Add neutral oil to wok over medium-high heat, add garlic, and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add chicken to the wok and cook for 5-7 minutes,
  4. Add carrots and saute for 2-3 minutes or until slightly soft.
  5. Add choy sum, spring onion, and beans to wok for saute until soft.
  6. Remove the stir fry and reduce heat to low-medium.
  7. Add noodles and stir until slightly soft (approx. 3 mins). The noodles may release some water so adjust the heat to high to let the water evaporate and then add the stir fry back in.
  8. Mix noodles together with stir fry and splash soya sauce around the rim of the wok.
  9. Adjust seasoning if required with more oyster sauce, soya sauce, chicken bullion, and pepper.
  10. Garnish to your liking with spring onions, fried shallots, and sesame oil, and serve.

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