The only type of pasta that our family likes to eat is Vermicelli or Angel hair which is thin variety of Italian pasta. We like the texture of this pasta which is quite similar to Chinese egg noodles but firmer and not easy to break and best of all it won't get mushy even if not consume right away. Another health reason I like this pasta is that it does not have alkaline water (sodium carbonate) which commonly use in Asian noodles especially yellow noodles. This pasta is great for stir fry and bring as party/picnic meals as it won't get mushy after long hour of storage.
Last Sunday, we had a free farm day outing and we had arrangement with another family to have picnic lunch at the park. I made this for lunch, but at last minutes my friends (family of 5) changed their plan and did not join us for picnic lunch. We were left with a big pot of vermicelli; thankfully the pasta did not turn bad or get mushy else it would have been such a waste. So, hubby and I ended up having this leftover for dinner and lunch for the following day. I was amazed after such long hours and so many times of reheating, the pasta still tasty and not mushy at all.
|STIR FRY VERMICELLI PASTA 炒意大利面线|
|Vermicelli, Egg strips, bean sprouts, fish balls, crab sticks, coriander|
STIR FRY VERMICELLI PASTA
500gm Vermicelli Pasta or Angel Hair (cook per instruction on the packet)
4 tbsp cooking oil
3 gloves garlic – finely chopped
3 tbsp of light soya sauce
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 tbsp of dark soya sauce
1 tsp of sugar
¼ tsp of chicken stock
150ml water/chicken broth
Optional (Subject to variation)
75g bean sprouts
Salami/Bacon/Ham/Sausages cut into fine strips ( I have Salami leftover so I use that, but I find the taste a bit too strong)
Fish balls /fish cakes/Crabsticks
4 eggs – beaten and pan fry to make 4 omelets, roll and cut into strips
1 bunch of fresh coriander leaves
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a wok, add in a portion of garlic and sauté until fragrant, mixed in meats stir fry for a while and add in bean sprout/veggie stir well and dish and set aside.
(If only bean sprout don't stir fry too long. If you wish to eat crunchy bean sprouts, you can also separately blanch bean sprouts instead of add in to stir fry.)
Heat balance of oil in work, add in all garlic, seafood and stir fry.
Pour in gravy sauce, add in pasta and stir well, let it simmer for a while then add in the cooked meat and bean sprouts mixed well.
Garnish with omelet strips and coriander leaves.
Best serve hot with chili sauce ( My choice is Sambal BelacanJ)
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