Truth be told, boiling the noodles took longer than stir frying the dish. Fresh egg noodles from the neighborhood Japanese grocery is used here but you may substitute dried noodles. Even instant ramen will be good but you won’t be needing the packet of seasoning that go with it.
Whether you use fresh noodles or dried noodles, you still need to cook them in boiling water. Take them off the heat while they are still lightly chewy. And the most important part of prepping them is to drain them and bathe them in cold water before draining again. This stops the cooking immediately and prevents them from turning soggy.
There aren’t a lot of ingredients in this dish. Aside from the noodles, you need Chinese sausages (slice them thinly), an onion (peel and slice), the sauce (mix equal amounts of soy sauce, oyster sauce and hoisin sauce with a drizzle of sesame seed oil) and bok choy. Because bok choy stalks take longer to cook than the leaves, it is a good idea to separate them.
Drizzle cooking oil into a wok or frying pan, add the sliced onion, sliced sausages and bok choy stalks and stir fry for a minute. The sausage slices will curl a bit during this stage and the bok choy stalks will begin to soften. Add the bok choy leaves, sprinkle in a bit of salt and stir fry for half a minute or just until the leaves are starting to wilt.
Dump in the drained noodles, drizzle the sauce directly over them then stir fry everything together until the noodles are heated through and the sauce has been evenly distributed. And that’s it! Like I said, quick and easy. And utterly delicious, of course.
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 onion peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 Chinese sausages thinly sliced
- 2 bunches bok choy cut into two-inch lengths, stalks and leaves separated
- 2 pinches salt
- cooked egg noodles enough for two people
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- ½ teaspoon sesame seed oil
- Heat the cooking oil in a wok or frying pan.
- Stir fry the onion, Chinese sausages and bok choy stalks for about a minute.
- Add the bok choy leaves, sprinkle in the salt and stir fry for another half a minute.
- Spread the noodles over the sausages and vegetables.
- Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and drizzle directly over the noodles.
- Stir fry until the noodles are hot and the sauce has been soaked up evenly.