Friday, May 29, 2009

Noodles for Dinner

I've always had a fascination for stir fry or any Asian dish for that matter. This is one of thoes dishes that I just pulled out of my bag tricks. Couldn't really think of a dish that can be quickly prepared. So this one came to mind. The dish is called Quick Stir Fry Beef Noodles. No fancy ingredients here except for the noodles. I used Hong Kong style shrimp noodles, but it could easily be Singapore noodles or plain egg noodles.
Quick Stir Fry Beef Noodles
Basically, the dish is simple in that I've only used 4 core ingredients. The noodles, stir fry beef, bok choy, and oyster sauce. The steps are as simple as well.
You just have to cook the noodles as per packet directions, drain and set aside.
Then in a hot wok or pan, stir fry the beef until brown.
Add the oyster sause and then the pre-cooked noodles. Lastly, stir in the bok choy.

That's how simple a good dinner can be. The quantities of the ingredients can be up to you. It all depends on how many people are having the meal.

Monday, May 25, 2009

My Kitchen is Open...

I have been blessed through the years in having a good sense about food. I am even luckier to be allergy free, so this allows me to taste pretty much anything. Aside from my love of eating just about anything, I am also a chef at heart. I just love to cook. Most people would probably agree with me saying that there is something about cooking that calms the mind.
The Kitchen has always been my second favorite next to the TV room. At home, you would find me in front of the TV or right in the middle of the kitchen wipping up a nice meal or a tasty snack. Aside, most of the things that I watch on TV are either Sci-Fi or cooking shows on the LifeStyle Food. It's just one of the best ways to learn to cook and enjoy at the same time. I have not been a book fan, but I still end up collecting cook books and magazines.
Since we moved here in Australia, I've had more time to explore a few dishes. I've also learned a few more things. Baking is one of them. Back in the Philippines, I've always wanted to start baking; but an oven is never around. Here, the right ingredients and equipment come together to allow me to invent and expirement. And that is what I've been doing for the few months now. I even cook my kids snacks now, and we've already opted out of those unhealthy stuff that you get from the supermarkets.
So this is just the beginning, I plan to start sharing stuff that I've learned and I will have nice pictures courtesy of my love wife.