Sunday, November 30, 2008

Wat Tan Hor Yaki Udon

This is what you get from a fusion between Malaysian wat tan hor with Japanese yaki udon.
Tempting, eh?
Literally, wat tan hor means "smooth egg flat rice noodle" (koey teow) in Cantonese. Koey teow are not sold in Japan, so I substituted it with the thick Japanese noodle called udon instead. Previously, I only used the normal yee mee which I brought over from Malaysia. However, I thought of trying to use udon and see how would it turn out and I can say that it was not bad. Here is the recipe for anyone who feel like trying it.
  • 400gm udon
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 3/4 tablespoon light soy sauce (醤油)
  1. Heat oil in wok and saute minced garlic.
  2. Toss in the udon and stir for a while.
  3. When it is a little warm and slightly sticky, add in dark soy sauce and light soy sauce.
  4. Add a pinch of salt for taste and stir a little while more.
  5. Put cooked noodles on a plate and leave aside.
  • 150 gm chicken fillet
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 3/4 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 sticks of chikuwa (to replace fishcake)
  • 4 stalks of mustard greens (sawi)
  • 4 cups water
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  1. Heat oil in wok and saute minced garlic until fragant.
  2. Add in the chicken and continue stirring the chicken until it turns white.
  3. Add in water and let it boil a while.
  4. Put in dark soy sauce and light soy sauce and continue stirring.
  5. After a while, put in chikuwa, add salt and sugar according to own preference.
  6. While stirring the boiling gravy, add in corn flour to thicken the gravy and bring it to boil again.
  7. Toss in the mustard greens and do a quick stir.
  8. Turn of the heat and pour in the lightly beaten egg and continue stirring it for a while.
  9. Ladle the gravy over the previously cooked noodles. Serve hot.
Thank you for reading.


syaza said...

tpoo...ada ja jual kat sini kuew teow..nagaoka kampung sbb tu x da...hahahahhahaha...*evilness*

Endoru said...

Yeker, jual kat mana nie ? Nak tahu. :D Looks good, Calvin !

zhenhui said...

eh go supermarket ask around for きしめん
i guess that's the closest you can get to kuey tiao...


Anonymous said...

i only know got one type of mee looked like laksa mee, but nvr see kuew teow leh..
i want wat tan hor!!

syaza said...

toyama n fukushima bandar!! owh yeah...nagaoka kampung..mari mengutuk nagaoka...hahhahaha...

calvin said...

@ syaza:
are you sure what you saw is koey teow? it could be something else, say raw octopus perhaps? xD

=chuan guan= said...

crazy little fellow..hahaha....

calvin said...

@ endoru:
for someone like you who has been living in japan for years and have never seen koey teow sold here in japan, i guess i can safely say that it is almost impossible to find koey teow here, eh?

yes, glad it turned out well. thanks :)

calvin said...

@ zhenhui:
thanks sayang. i tried searching for the kishimen and i guess it looks like koey teow, but the taste is quite different.

anyway, i will try and ask for it next time =)

calvin said...

@ ns29:
i thought udon looks so much similar to laksa already? by the way, i'm actually thinking of cooking laksa one day ^.^

calvin said...

@ syaza:
it seems like nobody agrees with you, eh? tu lah, nak sangat kutuk nagaoka! =P

calvin said...

@ =chuan guan=:
haha, i know you are just jealous, right? xD

elaine said...

i saw vietnamese kueh teow here..
but it is thin and narrow..i remember the zhu yok fan beside K2 using the same bentuk kueh teow..

syaza said...

ada la...penah makan..seyes x tpoo!! ish3...nanti i post nagaoka! *huh..merajuks!*

Kae Vin said...

Did you photoshop the picture? Something is not right. lol

Anyway, u can certainly cook better than me.



calvin said...

@ elaine:
i don't think that what you saw was koey teow, although it looked similar to koey teow. anyway, which zhu yok fan do you mean? mind refreshing the memory of this uncle here? =P

calvin said...

@ syaza:
huhuhu, dalam mimpi syaza kot xD
you want to post it here? sure! you are most welcomed to do so =)

calvin said...

@ specialhuman:
yes, i did; in a hurry actually. besides, my photoshop skill is not as good as yours >.<

but when it comes to cooking, it is definitely the opposite =)

elaine said...

zhu yok fan kat tingkat dua..the foodcourt nearby the flat..just beside the K2..

calvin said...

@ elaine:
ohhh, now i know which restaurant that you meant. i only went there once, that's why i sound to be so blur. paiseh >.<