Rice Stick Noodle with Chinese Broccoli (Pad See Ew)
You can find rice stick noodle dishes at almost any asian restaurant. You probably saw this dish at Thai restaurants under a different name of Pad See Ew, and a similar dish at Chinese restaurants listed as stir fried flat noodle or Chow Fun. At an Indonesian restaurant it would also be very close, and be listed as Kwetiau. Depending on where you go, some of them may use Oyster Sauce, Sweet Soy Sauce and add different kinds of vegetables all making this dish look and taste different.
Below is my easy flat rice noodle recipe. This is actually one of my favorite asian foods. This recipe uses simple ingredients and is very affordable.
People will mix in many different types of meats and vegetables and I’ve made many variations myself. I like having a vegetable with a little bit of crunch to it, just my opinion. The most important key to this dish however is finding the right noodles and being careful not to overcook them.
- 1/2 pack of Big Flat Rice stick noodles
- 3 cups of Chinese Broccoli
- 3 whole eggs
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 cup of thin sliced chicken or beef or seafood
- or for vegetarian: use firm tofu
- 2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
- 2 Tablespoon of Dark Soy Sauce
- 2 Tablespoon of Light Soy Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of Rice Vinegar additional
If you purchase uncooked rice noodles, prepare them according to packet instructions. You may want to soak the noodles with cold water for about 30 minutes, then in boiling water for another 5 minutes. Make sure not to overcook the noodles! Drain the noodles until dry and put aside
Heat a wok to high heat and then add 2 tablespoons of oil. Add garlic and your choice of meats / tofu. Cook throughly until the meat turns color to light brown then move the chicken to one side of wok. Put eggs in and scramble. Add noodles then add your vegetable. Stir with the sauce (dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, rice vinegar and sugar). Cook gently for the sauce to cover the noodle and start to caramelize
Serve and Enjoy . I usually add my favorite chili sauce , like sambal 🙂