All About Noodles


CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP WITH BAMBOO SHOOTS AND DILL LIME SAUCE 2
I don’t cook very often with bamboo shoots, but it’s one of my personal favorites. I won’t eat them plain just like that. But I really like them in noodle soup, Thai-style curries, spring rolls, and stir-frying them with meat. If you buy them “fresh” from Asian grocery store, they […]

CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP WITH BAMBOO SHOOTS AND DILL LIME SAUCE


SPAGHETTI AGLIO E OLIO WITH ANCHOVY PASTE 2
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is one of my favorite pasta dishes ever. Super favorite if I must emphasize. My first exposure to Aglio E Olio was few years ago at Pasta de Waraku in Singapore and I have since declared that I have fallen in love with Aglio Olio. I […]

SPAGHETTI AGLIO E OLIO WITH ANCHOVY PASTE


CRAB AND SHRIMP NOODLE SOUP/ BANH CANH CUA
Whenever I travel to other places, looking for different and exotic food is always on top of my list. I enjoy sightseeing too, but food always comes first ha!! The existence of this blog has given me many opportunities to try so many different global cuisines. Though, I hate to […]

CRAB AND SHRIMP NOODLE SOUP/ BANH CANH CUA



BEEF AND PORK KNUCKLE NOODLE SOUP / BUN BO GIO HEO
When we talk about Oriental food, noodles are often part of the talk. Soupy, stir-fried, or deep-fried, noodles are favorites among Asians. No longer a secret that I’m a noodle head. I think I have more noodle recipes on this blog compare to other type of food When I first had bun […]

BEEF AND PORK KNUCKLE NOODLE SOUP / BUN BO GIO ...


HAKKA PORK NOODLES / BAKMI KHEK 2
Bakmi Khek or loosely translated as Hakka Pork noodles is one of my top-on-the-list foods to eat whenever I go back to my hometown in Medan, Indonesia. Hakka is a group of Chinese community who speaks one of the many dialects existed in China and worldwide. My father in law is […]

HAKKA PORK NOODLES / BAKMI KHEK


OXTAIL SHIO RAMEN
The mention of oxtail ramen makes me feeling a little nostalgic. It brings me back all the way to Oahu, Hawaii That’s where I had my first oxtail ramen. At Ramen Nakamura in Oahu. That little shop always has long queue. The Japanese and tourists from all over the world […]

OXTAIL SHIO RAMEN



SINGAPOREAN MEE SIAM/ SINGAPOREAN SPICY VERMICELLI NOODLES
I’ve learned a lot about the local food during my short stay in Singapore. Mee siam is one of the food that has become my favorite ever since. Mee siam or often called Siamese noodles are very popular noodle dish in Singapore. In Indonesia, this is simply known as stir-fried […]

MEE SIAM/ SINGAPOREAN STIR-FRIED RICE NOODLES


SINGAPOREAN BRAISED NOODLES / SINGAPOREAN LOR MEE 2
This Singaporean braised noodles or known as Lor Mee is one of my most favorite noodle dishes EVER!! I can never say no to it. Seriously !!! I often eat too much of it too! Singaporean style lor mee is a noodle dish with braised pork, thickened dark gravy served […]

SINGAPOREAN BRAISED NOODLES / SINGAPOREAN LOR MEE


STIR-FRIED FLAT RICE NOODLES WITH CHILI BEAN SAUCE 2
If you haven’t gotten tired of me saying “I love noodles”…well, I love noodles and flat wide rice noodles (or known as “fun” in Cantonese or “kwe tiau” in Hokkian dialect) are my most favorite. I like them serve with soup/stew or stir-fried. I really like this stir-fried flat rice […]

STIR-FRIED FLAT RICE NOODLES WITH CHILI BEAN SAUCE



BRAISED NOODLES WITH SEAFOOD
Let me share with you one of my favorite noodles recipes. Braising is a pretty common cooking method in the Asian kitchen. The noodles are braised in the sauce so they absorb the sauce. I love the combo of ginger, cooking wine, and sesame oil in a braising sauce. It’s […]

BRAISED NOODLES WITH SEAFOOD


ZHA JIANG MIAN/ SWEET AND SPICY BEEF NOODLES
Talking about zha jiang mian, I’m taken back to my almost-once-a-week-date with my sister at the Crystal Jade Restaurant in Singapore. Zha jiang mian was always what we ordered. I really like the zha jiang mian noodle there. Zha jiang mian is originated from northern China. Zha jiang means bean […]

ZHA JIANG MIAN/ SWEET AND SPICY BEEF NOODLES


KOREAN SWEET POTATO NOODLES 2
I made this sweet potato noodles few years ago when I first got the Easy Korean Cooking cookbook by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee. I’ve made it several times since then because it’s our favorite noodle dish. Along the way I’ve modified it just because a dish like this is usually versatile […]

SWEET POTATO NOODLES/ JAPCHAE



EASY KIMCHI RAMEN
Only God knows how much I love noodle. I think it’s in the genes. My mom is another “noodle head” and both my kids are noodle heads 😉 I don’t know..I always have a soft spot for noodle. I’ve been craving for a ramen noodle AND kimchi badly the other […]

EASY KIMCHI RAMEN


LINGUINE FRUTTI DI MARE
My first Italian meal when I first set feet on Minnesota was linguine frutti di mare or known as seafood pasta at Buca di Beppo and I can tell you it has been my all-time favorite ever since. Every time we go to Buca, that’s pretty much what we order […]

LINGUINE FRUTTI DI MARE


SPICY AND TANGY NOODLE WITH BLACK GARLIC
I was super excited to see black garlic at Trader Joe’s last week. I seriously did not expect to see an exotic ingredient like black garlic at TJ, imported from Japan too. I was first introduced to black garlic when I was still working in Singapore 7 years ago. Black […]

SPICY AND TANGY NOODLE WITH BLACK GARLIC



LINGUINE WITH ANCHOVIES AND ONION SAUCE
Anchovies may not be everyone’s favorite food, but they certainly are mine. In Southeast Asian kitchen, anchovies are common ingredients too. From flavoring soup to being side dishes and anything in between. Using the anchovies in this pasta dish sure gives the dish that umami taste. And I love umami […]

LINGUINE WITH ANCHOVIES AND ONION SAUCE


OYSTER VERMICELLI NOODLE
I learnt of oyster vermicelli noodle or known as oyster mee sua when I visited Taiwan few years ago. I had this bowl of gooey looking noodle this at the famous Shilin night market. If you google Taiwan Shilin night market, you can see the photos and read about it. […]

OYSTER VERMICELLI NOODLE


LEMON GRASS PORK LOIN WITH RICE NOODLES
Lemon grass is one of my favorite herbs to cook with. These stalks are very commonly used in Southeast Asian kitchen. From just flavoring dishes to actually being eaten. This lemon grass pork loin with rice noodles uses chopped lemon grass. I know it’s a bit hard to imagine eating […]

LEMON GRASS PORK LOIN WITH RICE NOODLES



GRILLED STEAK WITH TOSSED NOODLE
I’ve mentioned over and over before how much I liked the taste combination of sweet, spicy, sour, and salty in one dish. It’s like a party for the taste buds. I also have soft spots for medium rare grilled steak 😉 It’s kinda funny because I never grew up eating […]

GRILLED STEAK WITH TOSSED NOODLE


STIR-FRIED MEE TAI MAK / BEE TAI MAK 2
Mee Tai Mak / Bee Tai Mak is noodle made of rice flour. It is very similar to other type of noodle such as Flat Rice Noodles (Kwey Tiau) with an exception that mee thye mak are round, short and a little chewy (in a good way). Mee thye mak […]

STIR-FRIED MEE TAI MAK / BEE TAI MAK


BUN RIEU / CRAB MEAT NOODLE SOUP
I like to cook with seafood because not only they usually don’t require much of your time, they are also delicious. This crab meat noodle soup has home-cooking written all over it. I tried it once and so inspired to make it. The crab meat mixed with the beaten eggs […]

BUN RIEU / CRAB MEAT NOODLE SOUP



HANOI CHICKEN SOUP
After more than a month of absence, it feels good to be able to get back to some routine. I finally kinda feel like myself a little bit after giving birth. It’s been exhausting since October 14, but it’s rewarding at the same time. I can’t imagine it any other […]

HANOI CHICKEN SOUP / BUN THANG


KOREAN-STYLE SPICY NOODLE SOUP / JAMPONG
Jampong is one of my favorite Korean noodle soup. Perfect for the cooler weather and if it’s not obvious enough, anything that involves seafood, has a higher chance of getting my vote Jampong is pretty easy and quick to prepare and can’t be more satisfying. If udon is not your […]

KOREAN-STYLE SPICY NOODLE SOUP / JAMPONG


VIETNAMESE GRILLED PORK WITH RICE NOODLES / BUN THIT NUONG
Bun Thit Nuong or known as grilled pork with rice noodles is one of my favorite Vietnamese noodle dishes. The noodles are usually served dry accompanied by the nuoc cham sauce along with other fresh herbs. The grilled pork can also be served with peanut sauce. I made the peanut […]

VIETNAMESE GRILLED PORK WITH RICE NOODLES / BUN THIT NUONG



VIETNAMESE-INSPIRED PORK NOODLE SOUP
If you want a satisfying noodle soup dish that can be whipped up in no time, look no further! This one will sure warm up that heart and soul (may be a bit too hot in summer, but you’ll appreciate it even more in winter). I’m also a big fan […]

VIETNAMESE-INSPIRED PORK NOODLE SOUP


THAI-INSPIRED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
Yes, I love Thai food. The sourness, they spicyness, the sweetness, the herbs and spices used in cooking…I mean….loads of taste and flavor working together to please my taste buds. You will find this Thai-inspired chicken noodle soup incredibly easy to make, especially if you have leftover chicken meat. You […]

THAI-INSPIRED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP


OYAKO UDON / UDON NOODLES WITH CHICKEN AND EGG
I’m always a big fan of Japanese home-style cooking. I found most of them are pretty simple with lots of flavor. Oyako udon is one of my favorite Japanese noodle dish. This noodle dish is so simple to make and very delicious. Oyako means parents and children in Japanese. The […]

OYAKO UDON / UDON NOODLES WITH CHICKEN AND EGG



ANTS CLIMBING A TREE / MA YI SHANG SHU
Chinese sure does like to name their dishes in a unique way. Most of the time it’s a “literal” translation of what it visually looks like. This ants climbing a tree dish is one of the example. Fret not, there is no ants involved. This classic Szechuan dish is named […]

ANTS CLIMBING A TREE / MA YI SHANG SHU


NEPALI CHICKEN CHOW CHOW
I have never had chicken chow chow before and so when I saw it on the Nepali cookbook, I decided I need to try it out and I’m glad I did. I made this because it involves noodle and it was my husband’s birthday that day and noodle must be […]

NEPALI CHICKEN CHOW CHOW


MEE KANGKUNG BELACAN / SPICY STIR-FRIED NOODLES WITH WATER SPINACH 1
Mee kangkung belacan is one of the very popular street food almost every Medanese loves. It is basically a stir fry noodles with chili, shrimp paste (belacan), water spinach and some seafood. The dish is spicy (but won’t burn or numb your tongue), then it has this wonderful flavor from […]

MEE KANGKUNG BELACAN / SPICY STIR-FRIED NOODLES WITH WATER SPINACH



SOUR FISH SOUP WITH NOODLES / ASAM LAKSA
Asam laksa is a sour fish-based soup. Asam is the Malay word for tamarind, which is commonly used to give the stock its sour flavor. Asam Gelugur (dried Tamarind Peel) is also added for extra tartness. The main ingredients for asam laksa include shredded mackerel fish, finely sliced vegetables including […]

SOUR FISH SOUP WITH NOODLES / ASAM LAKSA


HOKKIAN-STYLE NOODLE 3
Hokkien originated in the Southern regions of Fujian province, an important centre for trade and migration, and has since been spread beyond China, being one of the most common Chinese languages overseas. Hokkian is one of the dialects spoken in Taiwan and many overseas Chinese throughout Southeast Asia. In Hokkian […]

HOKKIAN-STYLE NOODLE


SWEET AND SPICY BEEF NOODLE
When cooking Indonesian food, using spices are almost unavoidable. They are part of the cooking in most dishes. Actually, almost the case in most Southeast Asian cooking. You will often see turmeric, cardamom, candlenuts (kemiri), galangal, etc. Sometimes, I do feel lazy to fix certain dish because of the amount […]

SWEET AND SPICY BEEF NOODLE



FLOUR CAKE SOUP / MEE HOON KUEH 1
Mee Hoon in Hokkian dialect means Flour, Kueh means Cake. So, there you go Flour Cake Soup. Mee Hoon Kueh is comfort food to many Asian people in Southeast Asia, especially Malaysia and Singapore. The first time I had Mee Hoon Kueh though, wasn’t in Asia. I was introduced to […]

FLOUR CAKE SOUP / MEE HOON KUEH


PRAWN NOODLE SOUP WITH PORK RIBS
Every once a week or sometimes every two weeks I would “pamper” myself by having a bowl of prawn noodle soup with ribs during lunch time near this place I used to work at in Singapore. I said pamper because I normally spend about $2.50 to $3.00 for lunch. A […]

PRAWN NOODLE SOUP WITH PORK RIBS


LAU SHU FUN / SILVER NEEDLE NOODLES / RAT NOODLES
Lau Shu in Mandarin means Rats. The name of this noodle dish is called lau shu fun mainly because of the shape of the noodles. The noodles are white in color short and round, hence the name lau shu fun or loosely translated as rat noodles (like rat’s tail). It […]

LAU SHU FUN / SILVER NEEDLE NOODLES / RAT NOODLES



CURRY LAKSA
Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup from the Peranakan culture. Peranakan is a merger of Chinese and Malay elements found in Malaysia and Singapore, and to a lesser extent Indonesia. There are two different types of Laksa: curry Laksa and asam Laksa (sour fish soup with noodles) In Indonesia, […]

CURRY LAKSA


LEMONGRASS PORK WITH NOODLE
Lemongrass pork with noodle is a Vietnamese-inspired dish that I really enjoy eating. I often ordered this dish when I was in college. The noodle isn’t served with a soup, but it is served with a flavored-fish sauce. Sounds weird but it does get addicting. It can be served with […]

LEMONGRASS PORK WITH NOODLE


SPAGHETTI WITH SHRIMP AND WATERCRESS
Watercress has gained lots of popularity lately for its antioxidants properties. We grew up eating lots of watercress. My mom often made soup with watercress, tomatoes, garlic, and some pork bones. The soup was slowly cooked so the pork bones, tomatoes, and garlic release wonderful flavor to the soup. Everything […]

SPAGHETTI WITH SHRIMP AND WATERCRESS



DUCK NOODLE SOUP
The past few days had been really cold. Not so much snow out there, it’s just pure cold. ICE! It always freaks me out seeing the shiny sheen on the pavement or streets. Well, you get the idea. I’m not so much of a winter person but again, there’s nothing […]

DUCK NOODLE SOUP


STEAMED LEMON CHICKEN WITH NOODLES
There is something comforting about warmed noodle dishes when you are dealing with cold weather. It’s one of my favorite dishes for the soul I’d call it Chicken itself is pretty economical and I can say pretty abundant and common in most kitchen anywhere in the world. If you haven’t […]

STEAMED LEMON CHICKEN WITH NOODLES