My ever so supportive husband took half a day off to take care of Alexa while I prepared for the demonstration. I was delighted to meet some fantastic talented people there such as Bini from Sweet Cumin, Noya from Noya's Kitchen and Simi from Simi's Kitchen.
I set up stall and had a few people coming round to taste the noodles I made but my favourite part of the day was a little girl who seem to be interested in making the noodles. So we went through some ingredients together where she knew 80% of them, gave her a chef's hat and she helped me cook some noodles. Her mother was dead proud as was I. That's how it should be, children should get involved in cooking as part of their education. There are many wonderful things in life and food is a big part of it. My motto in life is we live to eat and not the other way round.
Here is a stir fry recipe I was giving out at the demo. So go on, if you are cooking this week make it this one!
- · Use different noodles i.e. rice vermicelli, flat rice noodles, udon noodles.
- · For a vegetarian alternative, substitute the meat with tofu and vegetarian oyster sauce.
- · Substitute with rice. Either use jasmine rice or microwave varieties for quick fixes.
- · Add different sauces i.e. satay, sweet chilli, black bean etc.
- · Use the recipe above which is suitable for children then add chilli (or other sauces) for a more adult taste.
- · Spice it up with a dash of chilli sauce after cooking.
- · Use different vegetables as this gives the stir fry different texture and colour. For an even more convenient stir fry you can buy a bag of mixed vegetables.
- · Add eggs to make it a more protein packed meal. Beat eggs, add a dash of sugar, soya sauce and sesame oil. Scramble them and make sure they are cooked well. Set aside and add to the noodles or rice later
- · It’s important to use garlic as it really lifts the dish (don’t be shy). You can also add ginger or chillies.
Happy Cooking and Happy Eating!