Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Chicken Char Siu Noodles 雞叉燒乾撈麵

This popular noodles dish that originated in Guangdong Province and Hong Kong can be found in many parts of Asia. It is always serve wet (in a broth) or dry (lightly dressed with cooked oil/lard and seasonings) no matter where you are and what sets them apart is their dry versions. In most parts of Malaysia we like to have the noodles toss in a simple dark sauce and serve alongside pickled green chillies, sometimes with a separate bowl of wontons in broth. This a a very quick meal to prepare especially if you are going to pick up the char siu from the shop.
P.S Yes we do like our noodles in black sauce in Malaysia! Check out the dark and delicious KL Hokkien noodles too!

recipe per serve
you'll need;
fresh egg noodles, allow 1.5 noodles per person
homemade chicken char siu or shop bought char siu, sliced
choysum or bokchoy, washed and cut into manageable lengths 
spring onions, chopped
pickled green chillies in soy to serve

dressing for the noodles;
1 .5 tbs of light soy
1.5 tbs of caramel sauce
1 tbs of oyster sauce
1 tsp of castor sugar
dash of white pepper

Caramel sauce - Look out for this when you are at an Asian grocer next.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, meanwhile prepare the sauce for the noodles.

Cook noodles in a pot of boiling water for 15 seconds, remove and rinse in a big pot of cold water. When the pot of water returns to a rapid boil, return the noodles and cook for another 15 seconds or til al dente. Blanch choysum or bokchoy briefly.

Mix noodles in the prepared sauce/dressing.

Top with sliced char siu, choysum and chopped spring onions. It is not complete without the pickled green chillies in soy of course.

Mix everything well and enjoy!

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  1. Oh wow! This looks so good. Your pictures look magazine quality. Great job. What do you mean by caramel sauce?

  2. wow!!!(^0^)..first time i know about caramel sauce...where i can buy?have sell in japan?.i love to try...

  3. Thanks for posting the pic...I'll look for it.

  4. This is how I love my char siu noodles too! I think I know what I am going to have for dinner tonight! Thank you!

  5. Oh I didn't realized the Malaysian serve the char siu noodles this way :) Great dinner idea!

  6. I have only tried the Hong Kong version, the Malaysian version with the black sauce looks a lot more interesting!

  7. Bo ,
    Thank you very much! Haha I took the photos during the day hence the clearer quality. I hope you are able to find the sauce as it is used in quite a lot of dishes in my blog.

    You may try any South East Asian grocers in Japan :)

    KL girl in MELB ,
    Good girl! :) I wish I have more char siu left!

    Thank you! Give it a try and see what you think!

    darren ,
    It is a lot more interesting :) don't forget the pickled chillies though!

  8. The noodles looks exceptionally yummy after mixing with the sauce!

  9. Hi there, I'm new to Ur blog and glad I found it!

    Lotsa a yummylicious food here...I'll need some time to browse through ;)

    I simply love charsiu chicken, that too on a wanton mee!

  10. wow...lovely recipe...just pass d plate to me...!

  11. Such a good looking dish!
    Great recipe too.
    And I love your pics! I'm jealous! LOL
    B xx

    P.S. Thanks so much for your wonderful comments! It means the absolute world!
    And..have a great de-cluttering! x

  12. One of my all-time favourite lunches, I even knew the kondo-mee lady by name :) Never though to try it with chicken char siu before , great idea!

  13. I just had my lunch and after looking at the picture I am hungry again....fenomenal looking...oooooooooooohthe taste....

  14. I saw this earlier at work and had to close the post. Haha! Too tempting!! A must try for me! :)

  15. What a mouth-watery soupless noodle!! Char siu is my fave. Ooh, wish I could knock your door ;)

  16. I always love a good wonton mee. The most acceptable one can be found in coconut house.

  17. Oh, it looks delicious! I will be looking for the caramel sauce!

  18. I love noodles so much! The sauce sounds fantastic!

  19. Wow, this noddle dish looks delicious...I never knew about the karamel sauce, and I'll definitely look for it :-)

  20.'re making me hungry!

  21. hai Tummy..rindu kat dapur Tummy ni.Internet kat kampung very slowww.Banyak gambar nak dikongsi tapi tak sabar menunggu sebab sangat slow nak upload:( Wah ..mesti cuba mee ni bila balik kl nanti... rupa seperti indo mee:)

  22. Angie,
    Thank you very much!

    ♥LOVE2COOK♥ ,
    Thank you! Please visit anytime!

    Jay ,
    Haha thank you very much!

    Betty ,
    Thank you very much! You too! :)

    shaz ,
    Haha I know a few food sellers' names too lol :)

    jelena ,
    Thank you very much! :)

    Anh ,
    Haha thank you! Please do!

    the lacquer spoon,
    Thank you! Anytime :)

    penny ,
    I have been wanting to try that since I saw your review.

    Thank you very much!

    Thank you! I hope you will find it.

    Michael ,
    Thank you! :)

    Thank you! Try get a bottle of that!

    Haha thank you!

    makcikmanggis ,
    Terima kasih makcik! Tak sabar nak tengok gambar semua tu! Kalau makcik boleh dapat mee sekini, tempat samalah yang jual mee hakka.

  23. Good morning! This looks just like what I had in KL a few years back. I still have the caramel sauce from cooking one of your dishes so this will certainly be on our dinning table soon.

  24. I love noodles in any way shape or form - but the chicken also draws me in.

  25. I want this for lunch! I think any noodles with char siu will do lol

  26. looks fab love the color of the noodles

  27. 一定要試一試你這道南洋風味的麵食,很有新鮮感唷!

  28. I had this for lunch today, wonton mee with char siew is 3 rgt. The coffee shop is within walking distance from my house. But yours look gorgeous especially with the big chunks of char siew!

  29. I miss wan tan mee...the Malaysia style!!!!


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