Saturday, October 10, 2009
Kuaytiaw Raat Naa Muu ก๋วยเตี๋ยวราดหน้า Stir Fried Rice Noodle With Pork In Some Kind Of Sauce
This is my absolute number one Thai noodle dish (if it's done right, its right up there with wat dan hor, that later.) of Chinese origin of course. Give me this rather than a sugar soaked pat thai anytime. It basically has less than 10 ingredients and it takes less than 20 minutes to make. It's Friday night and me and my best friend A had just decided to have something to eat after our countless jugs of beer, I choose to come home to make this instead as I already have everything in my fridge. Use chicken if you are not a pork lover, shame!!! or Chinese mushroom if you are a vegetarian :(
you'll need just this;
500g of rice noodle (I used pho noodle but try to get the thicker version, horfun)
150g of pork; marinated with soy, oyster sauce, white pepper and some corn starch
100g of kailan (chinese broccoli, absolutely no substitute!) sliced
2 cloved of garlic, chopped
2 tbs of taochu (chinese soy bean paste)
1/2 cup of chicken stock
11/2 tbs corn starch mixed with 5 tbs of water
Basically all you need.
Mixed with dash of dark soy and sweet soy.
Stir fry in a very hot wok till charred and blistered. Do not move the noodle too often.
Tip into a plate and keep warm.
In a hot wok, add oil till smoking and fry garlic and bean paste.
Add kailan and continue to stir fry for 5 minutes.
Add pork and fry for another minute (I browned my pork first as my stove doesn't get hot enough, otherwise fry it when you are frying the garlic and soy bean paste).
Add stock, dash of soy, dash of sugar , white pepper and corn starch solution. Cook on high heat til thicken.
Pour sauce over the noodle, serve right away.
Served with sliced chilies in fish sauce and lime juice. Aroy maak!
Gone!!! Good time :) To A and our friendship!!!
P.S this is my very first time making this but I've always know how it should taste like. A loved it and I think it's the best raat nar I've had outside of Thailand, speaking of blowing my own trumpet, more importantly grandpa would have been very proud. Happy time!!!