March 21, 2004

Æt and wæt

Last night’s dinner was one of our more recent favourites, Singapore Noodles:


It’s a fairly simple recipe (from The Essential Wok Cookbook), actually, though it is a bit time consuming. First of all, boneless chicken breast, thinly sliced, is put in a marinade of garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, and soy sauce for half an hour. Meanwhile, dried rice vermicelli are soaked in boiling hot water and then drained.

Next, the chicken is stirfried in a wok over high heat until browned. Then julienned celery and carrot, as well as spring onion, are added to the wok and stirfried some more.

Next the flavourings and other ingredients are added. First some curry powder is stirfried with the chicken and vegetables until fragrant. Then more oyster sauce and soy sauce are added, along with sesame oil and and bean sprouts. Finally, the contents of the wok are combined with the noodles and some more spring onions for garnish:


On the side, we had (admittedly store-bought) egg rolls and chicken balls with plum sauce and cherry sauce, as you can see in the picture at the beginning of this entry.

While making this stirfry, I drank a Jade cocktail (1 1/2 oz rum1, 1/2 oz green crème de menthe, 1/2 oz triple sec, 1/2 oz lime juice, 1 tsp sugar, slice of lime). Why didn’t I have the obvious Singapore Sling? We were out of Cherry Brandy, an amazing occurrence given our Cocktail Party extravaganzas (any publicly available official web site for this Madhava?). Of course, with dinner we drank Oolong green tea.

1 I used white rum this time, but it’s usually made with dark rum, or sometimes golden rum.

Posted by Mark at March 21, 2004 07:02 PM

“…Cocktail Party extravaganzas (any publicly available official web site for this Madhava?).”

I’ll add it to the list. :)

I do plan to put one together. Honest. But it’ll have to wait a bit.

Posted by: Madhava at March 21, 2004 08:02 PM

Mark, hi. This is non-post related. Please link to “” not with “www”. Thanks.

Posted by: Rethabile at March 22, 2004 05:57 AM

Will do. Thanks for the correction.

Posted by: Mark at March 22, 2004 11:31 AM

Very tasty, now I’m hungry….

Posted by: Blinger at March 28, 2004 11:33 PM