At my parents’ house my mother spends a lot of time in the kitchen, while my father is playing guitar, organ or is singing karaoke. Classic for an Asian family you will tell me.
When my mother asks me what I’d like to eat during family dinners, I often answer fried noodles. I like this crispy side of vegetables mixed with the creaminess of the sauce.
Sometimes my parents buy takeaway (fried noodles most of the time) at the Tin Tin restaurant in Paris when they go shopping at Tang Frères. The first time they went there was before the 90s. Long before the discovery of ravioli apartments.
Tang Frères is like the temple of Asian products, where all Asian people of Paris meet to do their shopping. The supermarket is located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, the historic Chinatown. There are also a lot of restaurants there.
In Quebec there is no Tang Frères or Chinatown. Luckily there are still some minimarkets. The one where I go is called La Montagne Dorée. The
store is not very big but you are able to find the main products. This will be enough for me to buy all the ingredients for my fried noodles.
– 8,82oz of beef
– 8,82oz of Chinese noodles
– 3 carrots
– 250g of broccoli
– 1 onion
– 2 cloves of garlic
– 0,66oz of oyster sauce
– 0,33oz of soy sauce
– Salt, pepper
– Cut the beef into thin slices.
– Cut the carrots and broccoli into sticks.
– Slice the onion and the cloves of garlic.
– In a wok (or a frying pan) brown the vegetables, onion and garlic.
– Add the oyster sauce, soy sauce, salt and pepper.
– Add the beef.
– Cook the noodles in a saucepan of boiling water for 1 minute. Set aside.
It’s ready now, you’ll just have to serve before the tasting, enjoy your meal!