The amazing part is that it always seemed to have improved by a hundred fold once you have been away from home...or was it just me?
Mum whipped up a simple dish of stir-fried noodles; using the unique Silver Needle Noodles, or also known as short rice noodles.
In Chinese, it is fondly known as the Lo Shu Fun (Cantonese) or Lao Shu Fen(Mandarin) -銀針粉.
For those of you who know Chinese, you know what the name directly translates to, but for those who do not, let me translate it for you.
The name, in direct translation from Chinese, means 'Rat Tail Noodles'.
Before you puke your guts out, don't you worry because it has nothing to do with the rat tail being made as a food as it is only due to the appearance of the noodles which resemble a rat's tail.
Do you think so?
These noodles are made from ground rice flour, and sometimes, as according to Wikipedia, cornstarch may be added to strengthen the texture of the noodles so that it does not break easily when it is fried or cooked.
I am not huge on these noodles, which resemble somewhat of a tail or even a needle; a really fat one, in my opinion.
Mum only cooks them occasionally, just for fun, although Dad loves them and she stir-fries the noodles with eggs, onions, and usually accompanied with lots of fish cakes, for my benefit:)
The noodles were also seasoned with light soy sauce to give it its flavor.
Besides noodles, I get a special treat of fish and this time, it is the steamed black pomfret with homemade fermented bean sauce.
Top it with plenty of spring onions, ginger, and onions for garnishing with perfect timing for the steaming process, and this keeps me happy throughout the meal!:)
A meal is never complete without vegetables and every Mummy knows that; and one of my favorites:
Stir-fried cabbage with carrots
Crunchy, sweet and juicy, this is the best and I prefer the lightest possibly way of stir-frying to maintain the crunchiness in the vegetables, the way I like with most of my vegetables!:)
A wholesome family meal; with a unique introduction of the silver needle noodles (no idea where the notion of silver came from, maybe the color? It's white though)
Do you like the sight of the noodles? (That's a trick question :p )
Would you give it a try, if you do not know the name..or even if you do know?:)