8 ounces thin dried rice noodles
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons peanut oil
1 1/2 tablespoons coarsely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
6 fresh red or green chiles, seeded and finely shredded
6 fresh or canned water chestnuts, peeled if fresh, sliced
2 ounces Chinese black mushrooms, soaked, stems removed,
and finely shredded
1/4 pound Chinese barbecue pork or cooked ham, finely shredded
3 scallions, finely shredded
4 ounces cooked small shrimp, shelled
1 1/2 cups small, sweet frozen peas, thawed
Cilantro leaves, to garnish
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
3 tablespoons Indian Madras curry paste or powder
2 tablespoons Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup canned coconut milk
3/4 cup good quality read-made chicken stock
Soak the rice noodles in a bowl of warm water for 25 minutes, then drain them in
a colander or sieve.
In a small bowl, combine the eggs with the sesame oil, salt, and pepper and set
Heat a wok over a high heat, then add the peanut oil.
When it is very hot and slightly smoking, add the garlic,
ginger, and chiles and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
Add the water chestnuts, mushrooms, pork or ham, and
scallions and stir-fry for 1 minute.
Then add the rice noodles, shrimp, and peas and stir-fry for
another 2 minutes.
Add all the sauce ingredients and
cook over a high heat for 5 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
Now pour the egg mixture over the noodles and stir-fry
constantly until the egg has set.
Turn the noodles on to a large platter, garnish with cilantro
leaves and serve immediately.
Source: Recipe courtesy of Ken