Wednesday, August 15, 2007

BBQ Pork Noodle/ Char Siew Mee





Another one of my lazy dinner. Decided to make char siew because I saw this and also pork was on sale. So, I marinated my pork a day before with LKK char siew sauce, hoisin sauce, honey and dark soy sauce. Then, I baked in preheated 400'F oven for 20 minutes on one side, and then flip it over, brush with more marinade and baked 15 minutes more. After that broil for 3-5 minutes.



I added fish balls and cabbage. I can't eat a meal without a veggie and since I didn't go grocery shopping at the Asian store, I was left with green cabbage. I just blanched it in hot water (since cabbage can be eaten raw), but what a mistake! It didn't go well together at all because the cabbage was still kinda hard. As figure, my hubby didn't eat much of the cabbage. I myself couldn't finish all the cabbage too! :P What a mismatch!

22 comments:

Elena said...

I'll try your char siew recipe. The cabbage that you bought from the local store is usually very tough if didn't cook properly. I didn't even want to use it for stir fry. I will use Taiwanese cabbage instead. (Luckily I have an Asian store here.) Maybe you may want to substitute with lettuce next time.

tigerfish said...

Your lazy dinner so sumptuous. Still can make BBQ pork. So when you are not lazy, it will be a feast, man!
My lazy dinner is just the stir fry tang hoon! :O

Add some blanched broccoli next time. I have not been shopping at Asian store for the past 2 weeks and end up eating broccoli in most of my meals. :p

I just made another similar kind of lazy meal too, with fish balls.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

LOL! I made that for lunch yesterday. Yours looked so yummy!

J S said...

Hi, I just wished to ask a question. I have a Kicap Manis (Sweet soya sauce) which seems to be made from Indonesia and I tried to put it in the noodle (like the ones in your picture) but it doesn't taste good. My aunt uses Caramel sauce and it was ok. Do you know any recipes where I can use the Kicap Manis sauce? I keep using it for the wrong dishes and it tastes, ugh. I didn't know your email so I thought I'll leave a msg here. I love your dishes and recipes!

vb said...

I really admire yr efforts in creating local food at hime in faraway US. I am usually quite lazy to do that, however simple u hv said it is.....just thinking abt it oreadi tired liao!! If I were to live in US, I want to be yr neighbour. I don't mind helping with the grocery shopping, preparation, washing etc : )

Chawanmushi said...

Char Siew Mian .... my favourite kind of food .....:-)

daphne said...

that's look delicious. A simple homecooked meal always warm the heart!!!! =)

Isha said...

Is it ur lazy version of char siew mee? * two thumbs up* what about dilligent version eh? i bet more tempting. i will never go for this dish when im lazy to cook. i prefer instant noodles then hehehe...T_T

cocoa said...

your mee looks delish.. i used to have this noodles for my breakfast back home i guess now this become special meal that i can only prepare during the weekend.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Elena,
But how to differentiate between Taiwanese cabbage and local cabbage? I don't know leh! Can I assume all cabbage in Asian store is Taiwanese cabbage? I saw people buying cabbage in Asian store but I didn't know they are different. Maybe I should just buy one and compare? Thanks for this tips! :)

Hi Tigerfish,
Haha...because this one is just baked and sliced mah. Hubby won't eat blanched broccoli neither. I need to go grocery shopping in Asian store this weekend, miss Asian veggies!

Thanks V! I freezed some for fried rice tomorrow. :)

Thanks J S! Some Kicap Manis got very strong molasses smell and it can surely back fire if used wrongly. For this kind of sweet soy sauce, you can only add a little, don't put too much or else the smell will be too overpowering. You can use it in fried kway tieo, radish cake, stir-fry chicken, etc. Just remember a little would do, you can achieve the dark color from dark soy sauce.

Thanks for dropping by Chawanmushi.

Thanks Daphne! :)

Hahaha Isha, oh yeah instant noodles for me too when I'm super lazy. :D

Retno Prihadana said...

I love noodle so much, but my lazy version is only instant noodles. I just add some meat balls, bak choy :)).

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks cocoa. Yup, we don't have the convenience like back home anymore, can't have this for breakfast. :(

Retno, haha...meat balls and bak choy sound great!

Tricia Lee-Chin said...

Wow! Your Kon Lo Mein Looks sooo good! I didn't know there are soo many different kind of cabbages out there. There's Korean, Taiwanese and the regular. I, too made a mistake once and got the regular ones. It's tough and yucking!

BTW, what's your "kon lo mein recipe"?

Blur Mommy said...

I want! I want! I'll trade with u the cranberry loaf for noodles!!! hehe.... Yum! Makes me want to make char siew too! :p

Peony said...

haha.. u lazy can still make char siew ?

me? wld be instant noodle, porridge or fried rice..

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Tricia,
Thank you! My kon lo mein recipe ah, you want ah? Okaylah, just for you lah. Actually very simple only, when you done boiling the fresh kon lo mein, drain it and put in a big bowl (reserved a bit water to mix in), then add oyster sauce, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sesame oil and white pepper. Mix and serve! Delicious!

Blur Mommy,
Okaylah, one bowl in exchange for your cranberry loaf! ;)

Hi Peony,
My main dinner cannot be instant noodle mah. Instant noodle reserved for lunch or supper only!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Wah... you make me drool lah. I haven't had char siew mien for a long time.

Gracio said...

Hey ching! i love this noodles, and u made it so yummylicious! i wished im staying near u! hehe... :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks cooking ninja & Gracio! :)

Tricia Lee-Chin said...

Made this on Sun. It was really-really good!!! My char siew came out a little too salty!

Thanks!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Tricia,
Glad you like this too. :) Next time put less but with the same sauces.

Lia said...

its wondeerful, really noodles was my soulfood, iam enjoying any version, sedappp :)