Oct 29, 2009

How to Make Crispy Chinese Noodle & Update on Pet Birds

Recently I am trying to eat healthier but I adore crispy Chinese noodle which is not exactly on the top of healthy eating list. What is a girl to do? In a restaurant, noodles are fried to achieve that crispiness but fry food and health just can't be in the same sentence. So I turn to Savvy Mom for solution. She told me instead of frying noodles, pan frying noodle will achieve similar crispiness and is a healthier alternative.

How to Make Crispy Noodle with Beef and Vegetable in Oyster Sauces
-Use fresh thin Chinese egg noodles (follow instruction on package)
-Liberally add vegetable oil to a non-stick frying pan
-I added a tablespoon of toasted sesame oil for additional flavor
-Add noodles and pan fry until golden and crispy (stir noodles to make sure every strand gets pan fried)
-Remove noodle and using the same pan....
-Saute ground beef, and minced clove of garlic
-add Chinese broccoli, Bak Choy, and white part of green scallion (cut into 1 inch sections)
-add oyster and chilly sauces (I usually add a little first and taste before adding more.)
-I added about 1/2 cup of chicken stock b/c I like lots of sauce
-add corn starch water, rest of the green scallion sections and turn off heat
***I usually don't take much measurement when I cook, but if anyone has question, feel free to e-mail me at savvymode@gmail.com. Also you can use any toppings of choice.
Moving to our pet birds, we are getting more and more horizontally challenged birdies. I think they are all having a food feast and gorging all the time. (above pic is Mr. Chubs)
I think Miss. Bubble gained weight. What do you think?
Miss Bubble likes to rest this way. She will just sit there. BF can get as close as about 2 feet before she flies away. He wants her to eat out of his hand. We can't have a pet dog but our pet birds are keeping us busy.

Between rice and noodle, I will pick noodle almost always. What about you?

31 comments:

  1. Hi there-this recipe sounds delicious, I must try it out, thanks!

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  2. This sounds really good! I'm with you on the noodles.

    The bird is adorable! My boyfriend's parents had an overly friendly robin that would let you feed it. We'd give it meal worms (gross) with a pair of tweezers.

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  3. Ooooooh I love noodles!
    That recipe looks delish!

    Cute birds too :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  4. Looks so yummy! I love both,though I usually pick rice ;) And those birds are getting ready for winter I think. Can they still fly? LOL!

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  5. Noodles for me, all the way. They're more fun to eat. The recipe looks lovely!

    Those birds are darling. They do appear slightly rotund, though; I wonder if they got into your Chinese noodles? ;)

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  6. sounds very, very yummy! great shot on the finished dish!

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  7. YUM that looks so delish and I love Chinese crispy noodles - thank you SO much for sharing.

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  8. Thank you so much for the recipe. It looks so yummy; can't wait to try it out! Hmm that is a very good question, normally I would say rice but if my noodles come out as good as that picture I think I will be singing a different tune. :)

    xoxo
    Amy

    thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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  9. Mmmm... I love crispy noodles! :)

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  10. My stomach is growling just looking at that food. Thanks for the recipe! And what cute birdies!

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  11. I'm a pasta girl!

    And looks like those birds are putting on their winter fat.

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  12. Noodles always trump rice in my book! What a cute little round bird...Miss Bubble looks like a Disney animation character just waiting to happen :)

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  13. We are worried they don't exercise enough so I will try to chase them around. Just there are more and more fat birds now. I think those sunflower seeds are fattening them up.....

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  14. I always pick noodles over rice, as well. Mmm...this post has made me so hungry! :)

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  15. Hello my dear,

    Yummy!

    X♥X♥

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  16. I love Chinese crispy fried noodles as well.

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  17. Those look yum! Now I'm hungry!

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  18. we get a ton of birds too!!

    that looks delicious...I must try it that way!

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  19. That dish looks so delicious. Yum!

    ♡,
    Jessica

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  20. Hi dear, I totally love this food, more posts wanted! ^^
    Come check out the new posts ;)
    With love, MC

    Link me, follow me
    @ MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

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  21. is there a particular chilli sauce you use?? :D I love the ground beef addition

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  22. I'm TOTALLY a noodle girl!

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  23. Ugh, craving Chinese so bad!

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  24. defs going to try this recipe!!

    myglitteringcreation.blogspot.com

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  25. That is a great recipe. It looks sooo good!

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  26. My late dog's name was Mr. Chubbs!!!!

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  27. SG, I am coming over next time you make crispy noodle. Just kidding!

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  28. That looks sooooooooo delicious.... Can it be done just with vegetables for a vegetarian dish?

    xoxo

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  29. i love noodle. i will use vegetables and vegetarian beef for toppings.
    the birds were very funny and cute.

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