I love rice noodles. And mainly this dish. I have great memories when I used to live in the Netherlands and lived my good Chinese friend P. We had our Friday dinners in one good Chinese restaurant in Eindhoven until it was closed. During those days, while walking to have dinner we were discussing what we are going to eat. But! We always ended up having the same dishes – fried rice noodles with beef and baby buk choy (my favourite dish) and spicy fish (P.´s favourite dish and recipe is coming soon). It was so embarrassing that even waiters already knew what we are going to eat 😀 But I do not regret. And as I am not living in the Netherlands anymore, I have decided to prepare it at home.
What do you need for 2 portions:
500 g beef (I bought roast beef)
3 pieces of baby buk choy
8 pieces of spring onions
chilli powder and cayenne pepper
himalaya salt and pepper
Firstly, chop the meat in thin slices, put them in a bowl and add 2 spoons of soy sauce, chilli powder and cayenne pepper. Mix everything properly together. Prepare big Wok pan, add spoon of oil and heat it up. When ready, add meat and fry it until soft. I add a bit of water to boil it, however I do not think it is the proper Chinese way. When no water remains, take the meat out of the pan. While the meat is frying, chop spring onions in bigger pieces and separate leaves of baby buk choy. When the meat is ready, take it out and put it aside. Add into the pan chopped vegetables and fry it just a bit. Then add meat again. At this point, I add salt and pepper and mix it properly. Afterwards, take everything from the pan out and clean the pan.
When vegetables and meat is ready, preparation of noodles can start. I used the one which has to be boiled for 3 to 5 minutes. However, the fresh ones will be great as well. When the noodles are boiled, rinse them with water and spread them one buy one so they do not stick together. It remains as well like that during frying so they will be evenly mixed with meat and vegetables. When the noodles are separated, take the Wok pan again, add spoon of oil and add noodles. But – do not stir them. Let them fry from one side until slightly brownish and then turn them with chop sticks. When nicely fried, you can and meat with vegetables and mix it together. Heat it up a bit and you can serve 🙂 Enjoy it as much as we did!
Vero & Canito