Kuaytiaw phat sii iew sai moo
O, haha… in case you think I have lost my mind… it’s not so bad really. I just couldn’t resist to name this post after the official Thai title. Probably not so weird sounding if your Thai (I hope not at least) but if you’re anything like me you have no clue what this recipe is gonna be all about. Well, let me kill the suspense; it’s noodles with pork in soysauce. Suddenly it’s lost half of it’s exoticness… 🙂
I also have to warn you a little bit that if you are NOT a cat lover (or animal lover in general) you might find the photos here slightly appaling, but let me assure you that none of the food you see here has been consumed by anyone other then an animal. It wasn’t intended to be that way, but after Gizmo had her fair share of the food I sort of couldn’t have anyone else eat it anymore. It was my “test” food anyway so no harm done here.
And I know, I know, it’s not sanitary or wise but well, you know how it goes with old animals. You get a soft spot. Gizmo – as I am sure I have told you before – is suffering from a disorder of the thyroid gland which means she is not nearly weighing enough for her size. She’s barely reaching 2,8 kg and more skin and bones then fat. So any chance we get, she gets extra. Which means – ofcourse – that she is spoiled rotten. Don’t worry; I don’t normally let her get her paws in my food, but I just couldn’t resist the photo opportunity so I let her enjoy herself for just a little bit. And she loved the dish!
I have bought this great book last week which is called Bangkok street food and is sort of half of a travelbook and half of a recipebook. I totally fell in love with Thai kitchen when I was there years ago. At the time I was under the happy circumstances that I got to spend some more time in Thailand for work, so I have been to Bangkok a couple of times and I still love it. I mean; seriously, what is not to love about the Thai kitchen in the first place and then – on top of that – the foodstalls are just AMAZING. It’s the only country in the world where I feel safe to eat at a foodstall to begin with. I would not attempt to do that so easily when for instance in India. It’s just that our western stomachs are so terribly spoiled that we get sick easily. And I appear to have a rather strong stomach but still…
Obviously when eating from any foodstall anywhere; you have to use some common sense, so look around you before ordering anything. If they prepare the food in front of you and it looks relatively clean then you should be ok to eat it. But if it is already cooked and sitting in bowls, then walk along!
I did have some of the best Asian food while in Thailand and Bangkok in particular. It did help that we went along with our Asian colleagues who obviously knew where to go, but even if you don’t have that advantage you’d still find plenty of fabulous food.
But now on to this dish; it’s lighting fast and really the longest you will have to wait for is the cooking of the noodles. Which takes about 8 minutes to warm in hot water (so no cooking needed really)
Here is the full recipe (minus the cat) for those would want to give it a try!
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 cloves of garlic mashed
- 200 gr porkmeat in strips
- 1 handfull of ricenoodles soaked and drained
- 1 qty chinese broccoli I used bimi
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1 tsp dark soysauce
- 2 tbsp light soysauce
- 1 tsp oystersauce
- 1 tsp sugar
- 4 tbsp chickenstock or water
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
Heat the oil in a stirfry pan on medium high. Add the garlic and the pork and stirfry until the pork is getting some color. Add the soaked and drained noodles and the broccoli to it. Stir the egg through and mix well. Add the soysauce, oystersauce, sugar and white pepper and stirfry for another 30 seconds. Add some water or stock to make the sauce and add pepper to taste.