Crispy chilli beef

Crispy chilli beef – home-made beats take-away – no contest! Crispy chilli beef has to be one of the most popular dishes people order at Chinese restaurants or from take-aways. More often than not though, the crunchy strips of beef are so tough and so over fried that all you can taste is the greasy … Continue reading

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Simon’s Pesce A.O.P (Baked cod in parma ham with roasted vegetables and A.O.P spinach)

Video games, zombies and dinner Mr Monster: So our good friend Simon came down to stay and play video games a couple of weekends ago. He bought me a zombie cowboy game for Xmas, which I have great pleasure in watching him play, but he also brought over his PS3 console with another Zombie game, … Continue reading

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Simple 30 minute suppers: Sweet and spicy minced pork noodles

Another instant noodle dish, this time it’s home-made I am FINALLY starting to get over this nasty cold, hooray! Not quite 100% yet so I haven’t actually cooked much this week – good thing then that I made these noodles last week and had the sense to type this up before I got sick. It’s … Continue reading

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My 100th post, a noodle recipe and thebigfatnoodle’s first competition, called ‘I Slurp for Noodles 2012’

I’ve actually made it to my 100th post. Wow. It wasn’t necessarily a target I’d even thought about when I started thebigfatnoodle but as the wordpress dashboard automatically tallies it for you after every post, I did start to wonder (I think around my 38th) if I would ever make it to a 100. I … Continue reading

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Squid and tilapia fish balls cooked two ways

Eating humble pie Sigh. There are some times, and at my bloody age, when I really should know better… For a few weeks now, I’ve been obsessing about making fish balls. In Southeast Asia, we have fish balls with noodles, dry or in soup, fish balls fried (on a stick as snack food), basically fish … Continue reading

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Friday means… chilli prawns

Finger lickin’ chilli prawns We made this dish specifically so that we could eat man tou, the Chinese steamed white bread that I’ve only just taught myself to make (recipe here). I guess some people might say that we have a slightly twisted way of thinking up recipes because you don’t normally think of the … Continue reading

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It’s noodle time: crispy mah mee with chicken and prawns

It’s noodle time: Crispy mah mee with prawns and chicken Ok, it has been waaaaaayyy too long since thebigfatnoodle posted anything with noodles in it. This time, I haven’t taken my inspiration from the hawker stalls from home but from the classic Chinese restaurant. Crispy fried mah mee is one of my mum’s favourite noodle … Continue reading

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A novel way to dry chillies

My husband’s a genius! Came home from work to find a neat little row of chillies sitting on the vent of our combi oven/microwave. The reason: 1) it’s pissing down with rain at the moment (like serious torrential downpours) 2) no sunshine 3) no natural way to dry the chillies he’d grown this summer etc … Continue reading

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When the weather turns cold, it’s time to ratchet up the heat in the kitchen

After five days of blazing warmth and sunshine, a return to the normal wet and windy English weather was inevitable. It never ceases to amaze me that the temperature in Europe can plummet so rapidly, from 30 odd degrees yesterday to barely 21 degrees today! But just because I’m back to feeling cold on the … Continue reading

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