I have mentioned before that one of my most favourite noodles in the world is e-fu noodles, which are also known as yee mein. These long, stringy noodles aren’t hard to prepare and the best part is they absorb flavours like a sponge. Today I’m sharing an easy recipe for this dish. The ingredients are very basic, but you can substitute/add other ingredients if you like (such as carrots, zucchini, crab meat, chicken, shiitake mushrooms, etc.).
- 12 white mushrooms, cut into halves
- 1/2 zucchini, cut into matchsticks
- 1 package of e-fu noodles
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 4 tsp oyster sauce
- Brown sugar
- 5 tbsp chicken broth
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- Ground pepper
Boil the noodles until they soft, but still firm. Strain and set aside.
Add a bit of oil and cook the mushrooms first. Add sugar, 1 tsp of oyster sauce, and 2 tbsp of chicken broth. Toss the mushrooms and cook for about 2 minutes. Then, add the zucchini, 2 pinches of salt and a bit of ground pepper. Set aside.
Add 1 tbsp oil. Add the strained noodles and pan fry (it helps to use chopsticks for this part). Add 3 tbsps of chicken broth, 3 tsp of oyster sauce, two pinches of salt, and 3 tbsp of soy sauce. Add 1 tsp sesame seed oil and continue tossing the noodles.
Place into a dish and it’s ready to serve.
*If you would like more flavour in the dish, you could add some sriracha sauce to make it spicy or increase the amount of sauces and seasonings into the dish. This recipe is a bit reduced because we have a tendency to minimize the amount of sodium in our food. Enjoy! 🙂