TAINAN NOODLES RECIPE
A flavorful Chinese noodle dish made with simple ingredients and seasonings.
This Tainan noodles recipe is the perfect last-minute recipe idea on busy nights.
It's an easy recipe for when you are not in the mood for cooking, but don't want to eat canned food.
This Asian noodle dish recipe has the perfect seasoning made of soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil.
You can serve this dry Tainan noodle by itself or with the toppings of your choice, such as egg or rotisserie chicken.
Either way, these Tainan noodles will satisfy your hunger without extra work, and an added bonus is that it’s very budget-friendly.
This easy dry noodles recipe can be ready and on the dinner table in about 15 minutes.
No chopping, no stir-frying, and very little preparation! The perfect easy meal for college students!
Don't throw away your leftovers, as you can pack this noodle dish for lunch or put it in the freezer to extend its shelf life.
TAINAN NOODLES INGREDIENTS:
1. 2 lb. medium shrimp
3. 2 tsp. lard
4. 1⁄4 lb. boneless pork butt, minced
5. 4 small shallots, peeled and finely minced
6. 2 tbsp. Chinese dark soy sauce
7. 10 oz. you-mian (oily noodles) or 6 oz. spaghetti
8. 2 cups mung bean sprouts, heads and tails trimmed
9. 1⁄2 clove garlic, peeled and minced
10. 1 scallion, trimmed and finely minced
11. 6 small sprigs cilantro
HOW TO MAKE THIS TAINAN NOODLE DISH:
1. Peel shrimp, chop shells, and put shells into a medium pot.
2. Halve 3 of the shrimp lengthwise and set aside (Save remaining shrimp for another use).
3. Add 8 cups water to pot and boil over medium heat, partially covered, until liquid has reduced by about one-quarter, 35–45 minutes.
4. Strain broth into a small pot and season to taste with salt. Keep warm over lowest heat.
5. Heat lard in a wok over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
6. Stir-fry pork until no longer pink.
7. Add shallots and stir-fry until pork is well browned, 5–7 minutes.
8. Stir in soy sauce and I cup water, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
9. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over high heat.
10. Put shrimp into a large sieve, transfer to pot, and cook until opaque, 25–30 seconds.
11. Set shrimp aside.
12. Put noodles into sieve, transfer to pot, and cook until soft, 1 minute for the oily noodles and divide between 6 bowls.
13. Put sprouts into sieve, transfer to pot, and blanch.
14. Drain sprouts, then divide between bowls. Divide garlic, scallions, cilantro, and shrimp broth between bowls, then add a generous tbsp. of the pork sauce to each bowl.
15. Garnish each with a piece of shrimp.
I really hope that you'll enjoy this basic yet flavorful noodle dish recipe.