Express Beef Noodles

Had a late night on Skype yesterday and hence, a Good Morning-turned-Afternoon today. :/ I woke up feeling terribly hungry. I needed food, and I needed it FAST.

Then, I remembered having a new bag of Taiwanese Yellow Noodle Sticks, which I got from Chinatown last month. :D

The 7-Minute Beef Noodles Trick:

  1. Set two pots on the hob (each with a little bit of  water so they don’t burn) and turn the switches to full whack.
  2. Boil water in an electric kettle, just enough to cook your noodles and a little more for soup.
  3. Grab beef from freezer, defrost it in the microwave.
  4. Chop carrots and onions and toss into one of the pots.
  5. Water should have boiled by now. Fill one enough to cook noodles and the other (with the carrots and onions) for soup.
  6. Crush a garlic clove, powder-chop a single clove and toss into the soup pot, together with an inch of a cinnamon stick. Don’t forget pepper, salt, and dark soy sauce for colour. You would also want to add a small splash of vinegar, which will help make the beef more tender.
  7. Toss the noodles sticks into boiling pot of water.
  8. Get the beef out of the microwave and cut to bite size pieces. Toss into soup pot.
  9. Stand and look pretty for 3 minutes.
  10. No, I’m kidding. Prepare spring onions, coriander and serving bowl.
  11. Wash everything you don’t need to help you dig into your Express Beef Noodles.
  12. Turn off both hobs.
  13. Drain noodles with a colander and sit it in the serving bowl. Rinse-wash colander and pot.
  14. Pour beef and soup over the noodles. Top off with spring onions and coriander. Wash soup pot.
  15. Salivate.
  16. Dig in.
I can’t guarantee it will taste very good the first few times.
But with practice and sheer hunger for good savoury asian-tasting food, you’ll get it soon enough. (:


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