Cake Noodles (Gau Gee Mein)
Ok guys heres the recipe to my cake noodles (The best recipe you will find!). It pairs exceptionally well with Roasted duck or chicken, Choy Sum, and well all sorts of stuff. You guys are the first people I have shared it with so enjoy! You can find all of this at your local Chinese market places. Don't think you can find the noodles at Korean, Japanese, Thai, etc markets. You can't.
Ok so here's what you will need:
Metal Spatula or tongs
small sauce pot
a fork, whisk, or chop sticks (for mixing the slurry and bouillon if used)
a spoon (to mix sauce and mix slurry into sauce)
a plate to put yummy stuff on
a knife to cut green onions and noodles
a cutting board to cut green onions on
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2 Canton Noodle Factory H.K Noodles (as seen in the picture above
2C + 1Tbsp Water
1/4C Oyster Sauce (Lee Kum Kee Preferably)
2/3C Chicken Stock (Chicken Bouillon can be substituted as well)
2 tsp Sesame Seed Oil
1 tsp Diluted Red Vinegar
2Tbsp Green Onions
3 Tbsp Peanut Oil (more or less depending on you. I prefer a little more)
Step 1.) Add oil to wok and heat at medium temp for 6-8 minutes. Add water and noodles to small sauce pot. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Drain and add to wok carefully. Make sure the noodles are not too wet or the water on the noodles will splash the oil everywhere and may burn you. Using the tongs or spatula, make a square or rectangle with the noodles. It should be at least 1/2" high. Cook until golden on each side (ETA 5 - 7 minutes or so.) DO NOT BURN THE NOODLES!
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Step 2.) While noodles are cooking, rinse sauce pot out and add chicken stock, diluted red vinegar, and oyster sauce together. Mix until incorporated and bring to a simmer. Let sauce reduce while noodles cook. Once you flipped your noodles, mix 1tbsp COLD WATER and 2tsp cornstarch together in a small cup. Add the cornstarch mix to the simmering sauce and stir well until its nice and silky and sticks on the spoon. It shouldn't be too thick or too runny. It should be a rich gravy consistency. Add sesame seed oil and stir.
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Step 3.) After noodles are done, cut into squares and serve with sauce on top, and chopped green onions for garnish.
Ta Da! Plated and ready to enjoy. This recipe can serve between 1-2 people.