I am so sorry, I didn’t realize that it has been almost two weeks now since I posted last time. Again, ‘laziness’ — would you accept? :)) Another excuse is I have been busy with migrating the blog to the new hosting space. — So what do you think about the new ‘look’? It is not totally done yet, still bits and pieces missing. :)
What happened in these two weeks? One of the major ‘event’ was that my bag got stolen, which is very annoying. Ok, money can be made, mobile can be replaced, clothes can be re-bought … So I thought, ‘ok, I am good to go again’. However, not until, I am trying to get use to the new items, realize how much ‘emotional attachments’ on those belongings that I had been carrying for years. Those are the things can never be replaced. So the thieves do not just steal the material things, but also those memories we treasure in heart. — So bad.
Food — I have been thinking which recipe I should share here after a long while, so you are not too disappointed with me (for not posting) :). Then I thought about this one — a special Chinese recipe, Stir fried Chinese flat bread with mixed vegetables (V).
Flat bread in China
As you can see, the special part in this recipe is the flat bread, where one would normally use noodles. Actually in China, it is a quite popular home made recipe across most of regions. Although different regions might have slightly different way of making it, it normally comes with two methods. One is called ‘Hui’ (4), which is a famous dish in Northeast China. It normally involves meat soup, and you have to cover the lid to allow the flat bread ‘soak’ in the sauce a little bit. Another method is this recipe — to stir fry. I made a simple version – just with vegetables, but you can choose different vegetables — your imagination. :))
As for the flat bread, it is just simple relatively thin flat bread, not really specially made. You can use left over flat bread for this recipe, which can be a perfect way of using the left overs. Sometimes when I was lazy, I also used chapati, or even pitta bread.
In this recipe, it is very similar to stir fry noodles with vegetables. But why flat bread then? I guess it is mainly because of its different texture, which makes the taste and ‘chewing’ experience also different. Especially with ‘Hui’ (4) method, flat bread will not get too soggy, but still can absorb all the taste, while noodles could get too soft. I will share this version next time.
The recipe: Chinese flat bread with vegetables
Here is how I made it.
For the flat bread: Flour, salt.
For stir-frying: oil, salt, light soy sauce, spice water,
button mushroom, leeks, green pepper, (cabbage, carrot… can also be good additions.)
For flat bread:
1) Mix the flour with water and a little salt, knead it into a dough. (I used 3 cups of flour with just bit less than 1 cup of water. )
2) Divide the dough into small portions, then roll it flat sheet.
3) Place the flat sheet into a heated flat sauce pan, turn until it is done.
4) When it is cool down, chop it into strips.
Preparation for the stir fry
Chop the button mushrooms, green peppers, leeks, and other vegetables you want to put in into strips.
1) In a heated wok, add in around 3-4 tablespoons of oil.
2) Then add in chopped vegetables.
3) When the vegetables soften down, add in chopped flat bread strips.
5) Allow the taste of vegetables and flat bread mix well, along with the seasoning. (The flat bread should be soft and chewy.) —-
It is actually quite easy to cook apart from ‘the making flat bread’ part, no? If you want to try a different way of eating this kind of thin flat bread, (or chapatis, or pitta bread), have a try. :)) Hope you like it.
- Light soy sauce
- Spiced water
- Button mushroom
- Green pepper
- Mix the flour with water and a little salt, knead it into a dough.
- Divide the dough into small portions, then roll it flat sheet.
- Place the flat sheet into a heated flat sauce pan, turn until it is done.
- When it cools down, chop the flat sheet into strips.
- Chop all vegetables into strips.
- In a heated wok, add three or four tablespoons of oil.
- Add in chopped vegetables.
- When the vegetables get soft, add in chopped flat bread strips.
- Add spiced water (or just a few drops of water).
- Add salt and one tablespoon of light soy sauce.