Since I made some homemade char siew the day before and had some leftovers, I decided to make an authentic homemade char siew noodles. I love a good char siew you mee (BBQ pork thin noodles, literally translated). Especially with chewy thin noodles, a little big of spiciness and juicy tender char siew meat. I also happened to have some really spicy hei bi hiam (dry shrimp chilli, another local condiment that you can spread on toast, add to rice or noodles or just eat it on its own) which makes some really yummy sauce for the noodles.
The ingredients are really simple, just some egg noodles, sliced char siew, baby kailan, and a sauce made of hei bi hiam, oyster sauce and fried garlic in olive oil.
This is such a versatile dish, you can simply replace any of the ingredients with other types of noodles, vegetables (eg bak choy, broccoli, cabbage), meat (eg chicken or fish), sauce combination, whichever way you like.
This Hong Kong noodles I used cook really fast, boil it in water within 45 sec and quickly scoop it up. Otherwise the noodles will turn out really starchy.
I have experimented with different types of sauce combination and this is one of my favourite and regular combo as I always have these ingredients in my kitchen. For the oil with fried garlic, equally delicious is also shallots in vegetable oil.
For the hei bi hiam, I use sambal belachan sometimes or just leave the chilli out. For those of you who are unfamiliar, sambal belachan is a Southeast Asian condiment made with fresh chilies, lime juice, salt and sugar and sometimes added with belachan (local phrase for dry shrimp paste).
Try out this homemade char siew noodles recipe or create your own and share. I’d love to know what other sauce combination or ingredients work.
Egg Noodles with Homemade Char Siew
- 1 bundle egg noodles
- 2-3 stalks baby kailan washed
- 1 cup homemade char siew sliced
- 1 tbsp fried garlic oil
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tsp hei bi hiam / dry shrimp chilli
- Cook the vegetables in boiling water. Once vegetables turn soft and colour deepen slightly, it's good to take it out.
- Boil the water, then add egg noodles, boil further for about 45 sec and remove from water.
- Assemble the sauce with oyster sauce, hei bi hiam, fried garlic in oil.
- Mix noodles with sauce, assemble the noodle dish with cooked vegetables and homemade char siew.
- Read to serve, enjoy!