Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Spicy Thai Street Noodles

Sawasdee Krab!! This is a typical quick dish that you'll find on the fast-paced streets of Bangkok, which are usually packed with countless foodstalls. Once again a fast and easy dish, which will blow you away with its punchy flavors!

What do you need?

4 large cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of chilipowder or fresh peppers
one egg
Chinese cabbage or iceberg lettuce or spinach
any type of instant Thai noodle soup
This will serve one person.

What's next?

1. Peel and clean the cloves of garlic. I like my garlic taste strong so I put in four or even five cloves, but you can adapt this to your personal tastes. Put them in the mortar and add the teaspoon of chilipowder or a fresh spicy pepper. Again this can be adapted to your personal taste as I love spicy food... Crush the cloves and chilipowder, so that it becomes a thick, red paste.

2. Pour vegetable oil in a wok and heat it up. Once it's hot, add the garlic and chili paste. Stir for about a minute and then add the seasonings and oils which are included in the instant noodle package. Continue stirring for about another 5 minutes.

3. Add the noodles, along with a little bit of water, to soften up the noodles. Leave it to cook/ leave the noodles to soften. Once they've softened up a little, give them a good stir, in order to mix them thoroughly with the paste and seasonings. After stirring them, leave for another minute or so, to let the noodles absorb all the flavors.

4. Create a little nest in the wok with the noodles and pour the eggwhite and yolk into it. Stir it vigorously and mix the egg with the noodles to cook them completely. You could also first remove the the noodles from the wok and then prepare the egg and later add the fried egg to the noodles.

5. Serve the noodles with fresh iceberg salad, spinach or Chinese cabbage. This adds a touch of freshness and it puts out the fire in your mouth a little bit...
A table!!

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