Chinese flat rice noodles originated in Hong Kong and Southern China is often seen in Cantonese cuisine.
Flat rice noodles are commonly used in East Asian dishes, such as Pad See Ew, a Thai chicken and noodle combination.
This recipe combines the silkiness of the flat noodles with the zing of ginger and the rich creaminess of sesame, all topped off with perfectly crispy tofu.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins.
Total cooking time 20
For the Flat Noodles:
- 1pkt of Chinese Flat noodles
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated.
- 1 clove garlic, minced.
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
For the Crispy Tofu:
- 400g extra-firm tofu, pressed and cubed.
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Sliced green onions.
- Chopped cilantro/coriander.
- Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- Lime wedges
Prepare the Tofu:
- Toss the cubed tofu in cornstarch until evenly coated.
- Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the tofu cubes and cook until all sides are golden and crispy. Season with salt and pepper.
- Alternatively, you can bake the tofu cubes in the preheated oven (200°C) for about 20-25 minutes or until crispy.
Cook the flat Noodles:
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- Add the noodles and cook according to the package instructions, usually around 5-7 minutes.
- Make sure not to overcook them; you want them to be slightly al dente.
- Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
- Set aside.
Prepare the Sesame Ginger Sauce:
- In a small bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, grated ginger, minced garlic, and sesame seeds until well combined.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked noodles and the sesame ginger sauce. Toss until the noodles are evenly coated.
- Divide the saucy noodles among serving plates.
- Top each serving with a generous portion of crispy tofu cubes.
- Garnish with sliced green onions, chopped cilantro, and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes if you like some heat.
- Serve with lime wedges on the side for an extra burst of flavour.
Note: – Alternatively, you may heat sauce and noodles in a skillet on medium to high heat.