XO sauce takes this fried noodle dish up a notch. Noodles just got serious. Try it!
Guess what? I just had my first experience of an exploding watermelon. I went to bed and the watermelon was fine and sitting pretty on my kitchen counter. In the morning the husband is shouting “Oh No, Oh NO!” I ran down to the kitchen and was greeted by a watermelon mess. Dripping down the counter and flooding the kitchen floor with watermelon goo. Since I had to clean everything up I thought it was a sign that I should mop the whole kitchen up as well. Boo.
So now that my kitchen is back in a clean state let us talk about this noodle dish. I made this fried noodles a few nights back and you must try it. Really. You just must.
It is truly a quick mid-week or an any time super fast of meal. Home made fast food. Delish.
For those who are wondering, XO sauce is really a savoury Chinese seafood based sauce. You can certainly make it yourself but for other mere mortals such as myself, you can buy it ready made.
Since we are talking FAST meal here, I added half a bag of ready packed stir fry vegetables. Of course if you prefer, you can chop up your own favourite veggies and add them in. I also used ready peeled prawns, but once again, if you want to use chicken, tofu, other types of seafood – go right ahead.
I loved it so much I can’t wait to make it again. Let me know if you like it.
If you make this you can always show me on Twitter or Instagram by tagging @leowailin or using the hashtag #nomsieskitchen. Enjoy!
Recipe for XO Fried Noodles
(Recipe adapted from The Hungry Excavator)
3 Tbsp XO Sauce (I used “Lin Lin” brand’s of XO sauce)
1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
½ Tbsp Sesame Oil
3 Tbsp Water
*1-2 Tbsp Chilli Oil *optional
200gm Flat Rice Noodles (soaked in hot water for 6-8 minutes until softened then drained)
200gm Prawns (marinated with a bit of salt and pepper and dusted with a tablespoon of Cornflour)
1 Tbsp Cornflour (to dust off the Prawns)
½ a bag of ready packed stir fry vegetables
2 cloves Garlic (finely minced)
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
White Pepper – a few dashes if required
1. Mix the ingredients for the sauce together in a bowl and set aside to be used later.
2. Heat up a wok over high heat, add the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add in the minced garlic and stir fry briskly until fragrant but not coloured. Add in the prawns and give it a quick stir fry too. Next, add the vegetables to the mix. Briskly stir fry everything and crack in the eggs, scramble the eggs up.
3. Add in the drained noodles and the sauce ingredients. Toss it all about evenly, taste and add in more seasoning if required. Give it a quick stir fry, then dish out and serve hot.