炒麵其實是蠻容易的，而且是什麼類型的麵條都可以炒。除了香港人說的「炒麵餅」或者大馬人說的「生麵」，我有把握炒得好吃的就有雲吞麵、全蛋麵、意麵，當然還有大馬人最愛的Maggie Mee and Indo Mee。
My work includes article writing, translation of very long report, transcribing long videos into subtitles of another language. To make sure I am not distracted by miscellaneous matters, I need to maintain my concentration throughout the working hours.
Your meal is what you need to first handle, when you have a long-working-day plan. For me, preparing a big plate of fried noodles is my best choice.
For one to be eating noodles for two consecutive meals, the first condition is that you love eating noodles.
Preparing your own fried noodles is really simple. And you can fry any type of noodles. Besides Malaysians’ Sang Mee, I am confident to fry Wantan Mee, egg noodles and Yee Mee. Of course, I also love Malaysians’ favourite Maggie Mee and Indo Mee.
There are several steps to fry noodles. The first reminder is this: do not put the dry noodles into the pot of cold water. You only insert the noodles when the water is boiled; you don’t turn on the fire to heat up the cold water with noodles.
Take out the noodles when it is loosening up. Leave the noodles air-dry. Rinse with cold water before air-drying, if you want your noodles to be chewy. Bean sprouts is the best for fried noodles. Thin cut slices of vegetable are also good. It is usually difficult to fry big vegetable leaves with noodles.
Cut fish ball or fish cake or minced pork is a good source of protein. Craving for an egg for more protein? Fry the egg separately. I learnt the lesson in my previous versions of fried noodles: the egg mixing with noodles could easily spoil the texture of your noodles.
Have a quick fry with a low cost and you’ll have a plate of noodles for two meals. And for the rest of the day, you can focus solely on your work. This is a good habit to have.
Imagine buying a lunch box at noon, and visiting another nearby coffee shop at 3 or 4pm for afternoon tea and snack. This causes a lot of distraction during a busy day. Which explains why I always opt for fried noodles when I need to rush some work.