Wonton noodles was a big favourite of mine when I was a kid, although I was never one for the accompanying dumplings. I had wonton noodles with boiled chicken in Singapore recently, however it didn’t quite hit the spot.
I was inspired to cook wonton noodles when I stumbled upon a blog over the weekend. I dragged hubby to an oriental supermarket ( we were almost in a crash en route!) yesterday and found them.
This is my take on a childhood favourite.
Wonton noodles served with garlic kai lan and pan fried chicken:
- 4 chicken thighs, boneless – marinated in 2 tbsp sweet soy sauce, a pinch of white pepper, 1/2 vegetable stuck cube, a pinch of salt, 1 tsbp cornflour
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 250g kai lan
- sweet soy sauce
- sesame oil
- salt and white pepper to taste
- 1/2 cube vegetable stock
- fresh wonton noodles (enough for 2)
- vegetable oil
- Heat some vegetable oil in a frying pan
- Pan fry the chicken thighs – 2 minutes on each side
- Transfer the chicken onto a foil lined baking tray and transfer to the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes
- Boil water in a medium sized pot
- Add 1/2 cube vegetable stock into the water
- Place a bamboo steamer over the pot once the water has boiled.
- Place the kai lan onto the steamer, cover with a lid for 5 minutes
- Heat some oil in a frying pan
- Brown the garlic for 30 seconds, and transfer the kai lan to the pan. Leave the pot of water on a low simmer
- Add a dash of water, soy sauce, salt and pepper to the kai lan. Stir for a minute and remove the pan from the heat
- Add the noodles into the pot of water (from step 6 above) and bring to a boil
- Add in sesame oil, 1 tbsp soy sauce, a pinch of salt and pepper into the water
- Cook the noodles for 4 minutes (or as per the instructions on the pack)
- Plate up : Using a pair of tongs, transfer the noodles (minus broth) into a bowl
- Pour 3 tsbp of the broth onto the noodles
- Slice up the chicken. Place chicken and kai lan on top of the noodles
- Serve with sweet soy and chilli dip (might need this for extra flavouring depending on your taste buds!)