Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Noodles for Breakfast

Like most of us, ham,eggs,pancakes,toast are bill of fare in the morning but that's here,not in China.

I learned many things on my trip to Zhoushan that added to my life experiences but one of the best things that added to my palate was noodles for breakfast. Yes it took a while to get used to it, but I learned of a new way to start the day and not only found energy but with accompanying side dishes of melons,fruits and other dishes, actually helped in the weight department.....

Boiling water...cup of Chicken Stock
about a quarter circumference size of Shanghai Noodles( in a way Chinese spaghetti but from rice)
a few slices of firm Tofu sauteed in peanut oil with a dash of Sesami oil
a few steamed Bok Choy
one egg
half a handful of dried seaweed

Drop dried seaweed in boiling water with chicken stock, 2 minutes, add noodles for 5 minutes , crack egg in water stir to break up egg, and continue 3 minutes...while all is cooking steam Bok Choy for 4-5minutes if small, larger ones chop up,either buy fried Tofu or slice up firm Tofu and saute in pan 2-3minutes in peanut oil...(can be done ahead if time and stored in container for other dishes or salids).. drain noodles,add Tofu and Bok Choy and add a few drops of Sesami Oil to taste...mmmmm...

You can also make a larger batch that can can be saved and nuked...just add the Tofu last after nuking...
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