Friday, December 9, 2011

Braised Ee-fu Noodles 干烧伊府面

Eefu noodles are the one dish that is seen regularly in Chinese multi-course banquet meals. It is usually the last savory course in the entire meal, and more often than not, signals that the dessert course is up next. Eefu noodles is often used to celebrate birthdays of senior citizens because it is believed to signify longevity.

Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 1 packet eefu noodles (or Yi Mien 伊面)
  • 1/2 pound minced pork
  • 1/2 pound bean sprouts
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 stalks Chinese chives, cut into 2 inch sections
  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms (straw mushrooms or shiitake mushrooms preferred), sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cooking wine
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 cup broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

  • In a pan, heat the cooking oil and fry minced garlic until fragrant.
  • Add the minced pork to the pan and fry until half cooked.
  • Add eefu noodles and broth to the pan. Cover and let the noodles cook for about 3 minutes.

  • Add the dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, cooking wine and oyster sauce to the pan.
  • Fry until everything is evenly mixed. Add the Chinese chives and bean sprouts to the pan. 
  • Fry until everything is evenly mixed. 
  • Serve.

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