Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Malaysian Food!

I made two recipes from the most recent issue of Cooking Light tonight -- Char Kway Teow (Stir-Fried Noodles with Green Onions and Eggs,) and Rojak (Bright Fruit and Vegetable Salad.) The article focused on Malaysian food, which is essentially super-Asian-fusion. Tonight's dinner:
Both recipes were relatively easy to prepare, although the salad did require a bit of chopping. (Plus, jicama's just a bit tricky to peel, in my opinion.) The noodles were good -- not spectacular, but good. I definitely prefer Pad Thai over these noodles -- the Char Kway Teow is just lacking the complexity I'm used to enjoying when I eat Asian stir-fried noodles. The salad, however . . . SPECTACULAR! Spicy, sweet, crunchy, and just plain DELICIOUS! And I'm just now realizing I forgot the cucumber . . . sheesh. Oh well. I also couldn't find any fresh green beans at the store this week, so I substituted fresh snow peas -- yum!

Hm. Should I go back in and add the cucumber? I think I will! Silly Catherine.


Anonymous said...

Mmm. Asian fusion sounds delicious!!

bazu said...

I love cucumber, so yes, I don't think it's complete without it! Hee hee.

I think I would love Malaysian food, but I've only had it once, at a restaurant. I dig the idea that there are always new cuisines to discover.

Oh, and I love your new blog layout- very fresh!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the tip abutthe brussel sprouts.
i has never have Malaysian food, i think i will love to try it.

Anonymous said...

That salad sounds great! I love jicama, but I am with you on the work needed to prep it...it isn't hard or anything, just time consuming! It sounds like it was worth it, though?