Thursday, December 23, 2010

15 Minutes Noodles

My boys prepared fried noodles today and they did it within 15 minutes. Cleaning up time not included! Today's lesson was simple, no math or science lessons. But to teach my kids to prepare a simple meal. To prepare them for when they are bigger and when mum's not around. Eating out should not be a norm. Its about setting the tone for eating in. 

We used thick yellow noodles. You can get it in the market or an Asian store or any supermarket. Using fresh noodles are better.

What we used:

Fat noodles (about 1 kg for 4 persons)
Onion, ginger, garlic diced
Chicken slices
Fish cakes, fish balls, bean curd
Vegetable of choice (cabbage, spring onions etc)
Lee Kum Kee Premium Oyster Sauce, 18-Ounce Glass Bottles (Pack of 2)Oyster sauce (for the extra taste - i use the Lee Kum Kee brand)
Soya sauce
Cooking oil

How to cook:

Fry the onions, garlic and ginger till golden brown
Add in the chickene
And then goes in the fish cake, fish balls (you can omit if you wish)
Add in the bean curd

Lastly add in the nooldes and the vegetables and of course the soya sauce
As you cook, let the kids hang on to the ladle and to throw the ingridients into the wok. Make them taste the dish before it is dished out. Let them decide how much soya sauce to put in. Explain why the chicken goes in first and followed by the rest (because they cook faster etc)

You can add some sliced chilly if you like to give it a little bit of a spicy taste.

And its done.

Its, simple, not too many ingridients, a meal by itself. You can pack the dish of for your kids' lunch too.

Happy Cooking and Teaching

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