This recipe was inspired by Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan of the “rush hour”movie. I know they weren’t even eating noodles or anything like that, but literary every time I get to prep noodles, there’s an automatic switch in my brain that get’s me singing “War by Edwin star” which is part of the sound track to the rush hour movie. I have been meaning to use this song in my noodle recipe videos, but finding a back ground song that is not copyrighted was a pain in the butt. Finally, I got an acoustic cover song but the gag is its’ a rock instrumental version. Its’ perfect. It might not be most people’s type of genre in music, but this version is loud and it does rock my boat. Once you get to click the play button on the video below, you will get to understand how old school I am and better yet how classic this song is.
Every day can be a lazy cooking day for me especially if am not recording a foodie video for you guys. My pantry right at this moment is kind of stocked up with instant noodles. Sometimes my breakfast is plain old noodles but sometimes I can get a little carried away and prep some spicy kung pao noodles. This dish gets me so full pretty much most of the day.
This is how I make my Spicy Kung Pao Noodles”
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 1 person
- 1 packet of pre – cooked instant noodles
- 1/2 medium sized onion – diced
- 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon of minced ginger
- 1/2 cup of grated carrots
*Kung pao Sauce*
- 1/4 cup of dark soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter
- 2 Tablespoons of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon of vegetable cooking oil
- 1/4 cup of water
Important Tools used:
- Measuring cups/spoons
- sauce pan
- wooden spoon
Step 1: Saute onions + garlic + ginger
In a saucepan over medium heat, brown the onions first, then add in both the garlic and ginger, just until they emit their fragrance.
Step 2: Kung Pao Sauce
In a small dish, mix all the ingredients of the KPS to form the sauce. Add it in the pan and mix everything together + a dash of water = cover let it simmer for 2 mins. Add in the shredded carrots and mix let it cook for 1 mins.
Step 3: Add in the pre cooked noodles.
Add in the noodles and make sure to mix everything together. Allow it to warm up for 5 mins while covered. Turn off heat
Step 4: Plate the noodles
You can garnish it with an egg “sunny side up”, add some greens or chicken/beef/pork. I served mine in a very simple way. Left over KFC works perfect.
When you find time to prep this dish, make sure to tag me with the hash tag #TastieDineRecipes and I’ll give you and your work a shout out. Until next time, Bon Appetite.