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Vegan: Noodle Stir Fry? Reverse The Ratios

The Vegan Experience J. Kenji López-Alt 7 comments

Cut way back on the noodles and add a whole slew of vegetables. That's exactly what I did here. Instead of noodles, the base of the dish is stir-fried bok choy (cooked in a super-heated cast iron wok to get some nice, smoky wok hei into it) along with flowering chives, Chinese chives, and leeks in a savory fermented black bean and soy-based sauce. The noodles are still great—perfect for adding a bit of textural and flavor contrast—but now their ratio is more akin to the marshmallows in the Rice Krispies. More

Vegan: Bok Choy with Chives, Black Bean Sauce, and Chow Fun

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 1 comment

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Note:You need a supply of fresh steamed rice noodles for this recipe. Check your local Chinatown or a good Asian grocery. Steamed rice noodles need to be used the day they are made. Do not refrigerate... More

Wok Skills 101: Dry Fried Chow Fun (Wide Rice Noodles)

J. Kenji López-Alt 15 comments

Dry-fried chow fun noodles is my little sister's hands-down favorite dish. When done right, the noodles are sticky and tender, intact and distinct from each other, and tinged with a smoky, charred flavor called wok hei (i.e., "wok air," or the essence of the wok). More

Dry-Fried Chow Fun with Chinese Broccoli

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 4 comments

You need a supply of fresh steamed rice noodles for this recipe. Check your local Chinatown or a good Asian grocery. Steamed rice noodles need to be used the day they are made. Do not refrigerate them or they will become brittle/stale very rapidly. More

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