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Cantonese fried noodles

10:00 AM. This is a lovely morning. Sunshine is coming through my window and warms my back.
I have just made lunch to bring to my work, and I’m now drinking coffee with oliebollen, a local pastry from the Netherlands.
Every Thursday I start work at 12 O’ clock. That means I can get up late, have a slow breakfast and sometimes cook lunch for work.

Cantonese fried noodles 3Today, I made Cantonese style fried noodles. For this we will need:

  • Udon noodles (2 bags of 200 grams)
  • Cantonese dried sausage, also known as Lap Cheong: 2 pieces (you can use chicken, beef, pork or any other kind of sausage to replace)
  • Spring union: 3 pieces
  • Fresh bean sprouts (100 grams)
  • Dark soy sauce (1 tablespoon)
  • Light soy sauce (1 tablespoon)
  • Oyster sauce (2 tablespoons)
  • Dried chilies: 4 (only if you like it very spicy:)

Preparation step: cut, cut and cut…

  1. Cut the sausages into thin pieces
  2. Cut the spring union in pieces of about 3 cm
  3. Cut the dried chilies in fine pieces

This will be my lunch:
Cantonese fried noodles
How to cook it

  1. Heat some oil in a wok, then add the sausages and dried chili. Fry for 1 minute and then add the Udon noodles
  2. You will find that the Udon is a bit dry and sticky. This is not a problem: just sprinkle some warm water (about half my coffee cup) over them, and then stir. You’ll see that they loosen up
  3. Add the dark soy sauce and the Oyster sauce and stir 1 to 2 minutes
  4. Add the bean sprouts, and one spoon of light soy sauce. Stir fry for another minute
  5. Finally add the spring unions and stir fry for one minute more

That’s it!

Everything from washing, cutting and cooking in only 10 minutes. Now that’s easy right?

Snow peas with Cantonese sausage

Crunchy snow peas with salty sausage are always a nice combination. Today I don’t just use any sausage, but Cantonese sausage, also known as Lap Chang. This is a dried pork sausage. Herbs and rice wine are added to the meat, which makes the sausage taste spiced and somewhat sweet. You can also clearly taste the wine in it

Snow peas with Cantonese sausageHere is what you’ll need:

  • Fresh snow peas (200 grams)
  • Cantonese sausage (3 pieces)
  • Garlic (4 cloves)
  • Soy sauce light (2 tea spoons)
  • Sunflower oil (2 tablespoons)
  • Water (a little splash)
Snow peas with Cantonese sausageThis is how you prepare it:

  1. Chop the garlic in fine pieces
  2. Cut the sausage in slices. Cut them diagonally so that you will have a nice shape and full flavour
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan or wok and add the garlic and fry 1 minute
  4. Then add the sausage and stir fry 1 more minute
  5. Then add the snow peas and a splash of water and a pinch of salt. Stir fry 2-3 minutes
  6. Finally, add the soy sauce and mix everything well
  7. You’re done! Serve with white rice

Tip: this dish goes well with Zucchini in three colours