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Penang Fried Rice Noodles


 from Epicurious

This was super easy, super quick and tasty.  It’s a Malaysian street noodle dish called char kway teow.


    • 1/2 pound (1/8- to 1/4-inch wide) dried rice stick noodles- 
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce 
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
    • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten with a pinch of salt- i used 3
    • 1/2 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp
    • 1 tablespoon chile paste (sambal oelek) or Chinese garlic chile paste- i used 2 tbsp
    • 3 ounces Spanish chorizo, halved lengthwise, sliced thin or use chinese sausage
    • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1/2 pound jicama, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks- i didn’t use this
    • 1 bunch scallions (greens only), cut crosswise into 1 1/2-inch lengths
    • Lime wedges for serving


    • Soak noodles in cold water to cover 30 minutes, then drain. Cook noodles in a large (5- to 6-quart) pot of boiling salted water 4 minutes. Drain noodles in a colander, then rinse thoroughly and drain well.
    • Soak shrimp in ice cold water with 2 tbsp sugar (i didn’t do this -i read about it afterwards)
    • Stir together soy sauce and water, then reserve. 
    • Heat 1 1/2 tsp oil in wok over medium-high heat until shimmering, then add eggs and stir-fry until just cooked through, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate and wipe out pan, if necessary.
    • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in pan until shimmering and stir-fry shrimp and chile paste 30 seconds (shrimp will not be cooked through). i cooked it for a minute.
    • use a med-high heat and Add sausage and garlic and stir-fry until shrimp are just cooked through, 30 seconds to 1 minute. i did 2 minutes. high heat is typical for this dish. 
    • Add soy mixture, cooked noodles, jicama, and scallions, and stir-fry until noodles are heated through and scallion greens are wilted, about 1 minute. noodles suck up the sauce!
    • Remove pan from heat and stir in eggs. Serve immediately.
    • Squeeze lime over.

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