My friends say that I am lucky because I get to travel. I say that its not about luck but the years both of us have worked our butts out for a comfortable life. Luck is no way near to the money you need if you want to travel. You can choose to be a budget traveller, possible these days with no frill airlines and hotels. I need the comfort of traveling. Therefore traveling is not cheap for me. But if I don't have the money to travel in comfort, I stay put in my house and go on life as usual. I have plenty of other things to do especially trying our new recipes and make my other happy.
While I am in the midst of packing to explore another part of the world, I want to pause and wish all my Chinese fans and followers a big "Happy New Year". May the year bring you whatever you are looking forward to and that you have been working on. Chinese New Year means good food with loads of calories but if you feel you need to slow down in your diet after that, try this Hokkien mee recipe. Reduce the amount of seafood and add more veggies so that you can remove the guilty feeling after indulging in high calorie food.
Ingredients1/2 packet thick yellow noodles
4 fish balls - cut into two
1 medium size squid/sotong - cleaned and cut into rings
10 medium size prawns - de-vein, remove the shells and leave the tail on.
1 handful kai lan/or any green leafy veggies - break into large pieces
1 inch ginger - sliced into thin stripes
4 garlic - sliced into thin stripes
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
4 tbsp oil
1/4 cup water
Pepper for taste
Salt (if you feel you need to add)
Wash and drain noodles.
Heat oil and when heated, saute ginger and garlic.
Add in fish balls, squids and prawns.
Stir for about 3-4 mins.
Add in noodles, soy sauce, pepper and if needed, salt.
Continue to stir and pour in 1/4 cup of water.
When noodles are cooked, add vege and quickly stir.
Remove from heat.
Optional: Garnish with spring onions and served with sambal belacan.