Buddha Jumps Over Instant Noodles 佛跳墙快熟面

What to do with a can of 佛跳墙 I got during Chinese New Year? I wish I had some mee sua then, but I only had instant noodles, so I decided to make a dish called Buddha Jumps Over Instant Noodles.

Very simple, just heat up the contents from the can and put in the instant noodles. I also added some wanton. It takes quite a while to soften the noodles as the broth is quite thick. Boil up and have a thick, slurpy instant noodle dish. Not sure if it goes well with vinegar, but do use mee sua if you happen to have some lying around at home.

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Wild Mushrooms


Wild mushrooms growing between the flower beds at NUS. Can anyone tell me whether they are edible?

Abalone Treat

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Abalone is another pricey must-have during Chinese New Year. Let me share with you how I prepared it this festive season. Here we have some canned abalone thinly sliced.

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Into a pan or wok, add a couple of tablespoons of cooking oil, then some minced garlic. Fry with the sliced abalone.

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Some straw mushrooms and prawns as accompaniment. I’ve also added some oyster sauce and huadiao wine. Turn up the heat before adding cornstarch dissolved in abalone stock (from the can)

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And here it is. Very fragrant and tasty. A real treat for this festive season.

© Chan Joon Yee

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