Quick Chow Mein In Two Ways 两种快手炒面

When I don’t have enough time to cook meal or I feel like being lazy, I will choose to cook Chow Mein (fried noodles). 

1. Vegetable Chow Mein (蔬菜炒面)


Chop onion, shiitake,bell pepper and carrot into thin slices.


Heat the oil in the pan. Stir fry onion first.


Then add in carrot and shiitake. Stir fry for a while.


Noodles (I used udon, and noodles should be soaked in water till they get soft.) and bell pepper at last. Stir fry evenly.


Add in a little dark soy sauce and salt. Stir evenly.


Then add a little water. Because the udon is uncooked, so it should be braised for 2-3 minutes.


When the water is about to dry, add in some lettuce.


Stir fry till the sauce is dry.

2. Soy Sauce Chow Mein


Put udon in boiled water for three minutes. Then ladle them out and drain them.


Sauce: 

Light soy sauce: 2 tsp

Dark soy sauce: 1 tsp

Salt: a little

Sugar: 1 tsp

Cooking wine: a little
SHAOHSING RICE COOKING WINE 2x750ML


Heat the oil in the pan. Put in cabbage slices. Stir fry for a minute or two.


Then add in cooked udon.


And the sauce.


Stir fry them evenly for 1 or 2 minutes.


And it’s done.


You can add a fried egg, if you like.


Just serve with soup and some easy snacks. That’s not bad for an easy and quick meal.

Cute Pikachu Meal 皮卡丘饭团

Pokemon Go is really popular recently. My husband is a big fan of Pokemon. He always wants a Pikachu. So I made him one today.

The original recipe is here: http://m.xiachufang.com/recipe/100034486/


Mix one yolk with hot cooked rice. And add some salt.

热米饭和一个蛋黄混合均匀,米饭的热度会让蛋黄凝固。加入一点盐。


Use cling wrap to make the mixture of yolk and rice the shape of Pikachu’s face.

用保鲜膜把饭团捏出皮卡丘脸的形状。


Make tamagoyaki with eggs. And cut them into the shape of Pikachu’s ears.

用鸡蛋在平底锅中做玉子烧,然后切出皮卡丘耳朵的形状。


Use seaweed to decorate the ears.

用海苔装饰耳朵。


Make Pikachu’s eyes with seaweed.

再用海苔做出皮卡丘的眼睛。


Use carrot to make Pikachu’s cheek.

用胡萝卜做出皮卡丘的脸颊。


Use seaweed to make Pikachu’s nose and mouth.

用海苔做出皮卡丘的鼻子和嘴巴。


Add one rice on each eye. Pikachu’s part is done.

每只眼睛上放上一颗大米。皮卡丘的就做好了。


I also made a pokeball with rice. The red part is coated with tomato sauce. The black part is seaweed and the button is egg white. You can also use cheese to make the button.

我还用米饭做了一只精灵球。红色的部分吐了番茄酱,黑色部分是海苔,按钮是用蛋白做的,也可以用芝士。


Add some vegetables you like. And a cute Pikachu meal is done. 

最后加一些你喜欢的蔬菜,可爱的皮卡丘饭团就完成了。

It is a good choice to put in lunch box for kids or people who just like Pokemon so much like my husband does.

Pan-fried Salmon 快手煎三文鱼


Spread some salt and black pepper powder on salmon steak. Let them stay for several minutes.


Put very little oil in the pan, and fry each side of the steak for 2-3 minutes.


Add some vegetables and lemon slices. I dressed the dish with sauce I made, which contained black pepper powder, sugar, dark sauce and water. My husband loved it.


A quick dish is ready in 10 minutes.

Tomato Beef Stew 番茄炖牛肉

This dish will take over one hour.


Cut beef into medium cubes.


Put beef cubes in the pan with cold water and turn on the stove.


When the water gets boiled, there will be a lot foam.


Take beef cubes out and clean them.


Heat the oil in the pan, put in ginger slices and some garlic slices.


Add in beef cubes. And stir fry for a while.


Then put in a little cooking wine and light soy sauce. Stir evenly.


Add in enough hot water over the beef. Then cover the pan with lid and cook for at least 40 mins.


Three tomatoes need to be peeled off. First cut a cross at the bottom. Then put them in hot water for around 1 minute. Lastly, remove them into cold water. And it will be easy to peel them off.


Chop them into small bits.


Use another pan. Heat the oil and put the tomato bits in.


When the tomato juice comes out, pour in a bowl of water. 


Keep stirring till the tomato sauce becomes a little condensed.


When 40mins is over, add tomato sauce into the beef along with several sugar cubes and some salt.

Cook for another 30 mins.


If you don’t feel like eating anything, this dish will make your appetite better.