Monday, September 14, 2009

Special Peanut Butter & Ketchup Noodle

I created this special noodle for our Friday noodle night. I thought ketchup and peanut butter would go well together and I was right. This noodle was delicious and it would be great if I have some beansprout to add to it. You can add more lime juice for a more sour taste and/or even sprinkle the top with toasted crushed peanuts or sesame seeds. Of course this dish is not for people with peanut allergy. I did not have a measurement for this, I just cooked with feel. Hence, only attempt this dish if you are an intermediate cook that is good at feeling it when you cook. Good Luck!


  • Large shrimps, cut into half
  • Firm tofu, cut into rectangle cubes
  • Dried shrimps, soaked until soften, drain
  • Carrot, thinly shredded
  • Cilantro, washed and cut
  • Garlic, chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 packet of thin dried rice stick noodle, soaked and soften in warm water


  • Peanut butter, soften with some hot water
  • ketchup
  • fish sauce
  • lime juice
  • sugar
  • salt
  • dark soy sauce
  • Chili powder


1. Mix all sauce ingredients into a bowl. Set aside.

2. In a wok, heat up with some oil, pan-fry the tofu until slightly brown, dish out and set aside. With the remaining oil, stir-fry the shrimps until pink or cooked, dish out and set aside. Add more oil in the wok, pan-fry the eggs and dish out and set aside.

3. With the same wok, add in a little oil. Stir-fry the dried shrimps and garlic until fragrant. Add in carrot, fry well. Then, add in the soften noodle and sauce. Stir well to mix. Add in tofu, shrimps, fried eggs and cilantro, stir to mix well. Taste test and season with salt and sugar accordingly. Serve hot!

I'm sharing this noodle with Presto Pasta Nights, an event created by Ruth from Once Upon a Feast. This week host is Sweet Kitchen, do go and check out her round up on Friday, Sept 18th!


nothingness said...

this is absobloodylootely delightful ~

Ruth Daniels said...

I never would have thought to mix peanut butter with and learn. it sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Sweet Kitchen said...

Ketchup and peanut butter - I don't think it would have ever occurred to me to combine them but this looks fantastic! Thanks for the submission to PPN.

sock peng said...


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Peanut butter noodle !! I never heard before and never eat before, how the taste like? I must try to cook this..

Unknown said...

wah i love love love using peanut butter in and creamy...i must copy copy soon (but i am too lazy to cook noodles hehe)

Jenny H said...

Interesting idea! I will give it a try!

tigerfish said...

Ketchup and peanut butter? Thanks for finding out for me, that it works! Never tried before leh!

daphne said...

How can I forget adding ketchup to noodles for that tangy taste!! Thanks for reminding me!!!!

sasa said...

hi hi, link from sock peng/ohbin,etc.

wow, peanut and ketchup..really a creative one ya :P

Big Boys Oven said...

wow this must taste awesome, sweet and peanutty! kid will love it too!

noobcook said...

nice and unique combination. I must experiment with peanut butter in my noodles one day :)

ICook4Fun said...

You are creative! I will never thought of frying noodles with peanut butter :) I bet it taste really creamy.

Beachlover said...

what an creative dish and idea!! look like Dan Dan mein!!

Shelby said...

sounds yummy! I would love it with shrimp and I'm thinking it would be great with tofu also!

Joanne said...

Unfortunately I strongly dislike ketchup, but kudos to you for being so creative!

Karine said...

Original way to use peanut butter and ketchup! Thanks for sharing :)

gaga said...

Peanut butter and ketchup? How interesting!

Hugbear said...

Ching, this is interesting and your noodles look delicious.