I always am amazed at the things my wife will cook. Who knew that she could even make this!! I get home and call up and ask what’s for dinner and she said ‘May Fun’ Noodles. I thought to myself, huh? I must have heard word. I had never heard of such a thing! Mei fun is the Chinese term for rice noodles, which are made from rice flour instead of wheat flour! Now I had now idea they were rice noodles!!
Mei fun noodles can be cooked either in water or in oil, but we usually boil them like spaghetti. Lacy, standing over my shoulder, also said they could be used to replace rice in stirfry. Mei fun noodles are generally gluten free, which is also a benefit to many people! But we make this dish because we LOVE Chinese food!
There is really only one big draw back to this dish, and it’s not while you enjoy it, it’s while you MAKE it. It’s the fish sauce. Oh my word, it’s STRONG. As soon as you open the bottle, it makes me want to gag! If you ever wanted to play a practical joke on someone, just open a bottle of fish sauce and put it on their desk at work, maybe behind a computer. The smell is awful!
This is probably very non-traditional, but personally I LIKE to have a runny egg on my noodles. My wife does not, so she makes me one special. All in all this is a delicious dish and a staple in our home!
- 1 package of Mei Fun Noodles
- 1 tbspHoisin Sauce
- 1 tbspSesame Seed Oil
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 package of 12 oz cooked medium shrimp
- 2 tsp garlic powder or 2-3 fresh crushed garlic cloves
- 1 egg
- 1 squirt of fish sauce (SMALL squirt!)
- ½ cup of corn
- frozen peas (as much as wanted)
- ½ onion
- ½ bell pepper
- ½ cup of mushrooms
- To soften the mei fun, soak in warm water for 10 min or according to package directions and set aside
- Combine all ingredients (except soy and shrimp), into the skillet and heat through and soften veggies.
- Add egg and fry if desired
- Add in noodles, and soy sauce, (you can add more to your taste) and mix gentle to completely cover
This is a fabulous dish to make on a busy nite. This recipe will become a favorite of yours like it is mine.
Usually you don’t cook the rice noodles, you soak them in warm water. If you cook them, they turn mushy
Mama J says
Instead of fish sauce, have you tried cooking saki? Not the drinking saki wine but the cooking kind,.. its awesome!!! Make a mixture of equal parts of Mirin, cooking wine, and soy sauce, like 3 tablespoons of each and add it Instead of the fish sauce. It’s sooo good!!!