Will do…

We decided to have a simple dinner for Christmas that day – a main dish and a salad to go with it, a pasta dish and dessert and we had a soup too. It turned out that we did have an extra dish that evening, nothing much but still, in the end, it was quite a lot of work, to say the least – all that preparation and cooking and the cleaning and washing up afterwards. That was why we decided to go some place quiet for a nice dinner on New Year’s Eve – we had no intention of going through all that all over again.

However, that was dinner and we still had to have something for lunch that day. I went out to Bandong in the kampung area in the hope of getting some nasi lemak but unfortunately, all the places there were closed. Gee!!! In the morning of New Year’s Eve? They certainly started their New Year celebration real early!!!

Left without a choice, I decided to cook something, anything would do as long as we could have a bite to eat to tide us over till dinner time. There were still a few pieces of the Thai instant kway teow after we had some for our Vietnamese pho on my birthday that day so I decided to fry it.

Firstly, I boiled it in water till soft after which, I rinsed it under running tap water to remove any excess starch and after draining it well, I tossed it with a bit of cooking oil (also to prevent the noodles from sticking together) and some dark soy sauce before adding a whole lot of chopped spring onions…

…and some seasoning. I chose to do all these at this initial stage so I would not have to toss it too much to mix everything together well while frying just in case that might cause the noodles to break into small unsightly bits.

I had these ingredients…

…for the frying part – my missus’ chopped garlic, some carrot that I found in the fridge so I had it julienned and a handful of prawns.

I fried the garlic in a bit of oil till golden brown before throwing in the prawns followed by the carrot. Once cooked, I added two eggs – usually, I would add the eggs last when frying noodles or rice but I thought I would do something different for a change.

Lastly, I added the noodles and mixed everything together well…

Once done, I dished everything out…

…and we all sat down for our lunch.

Yes, it was nice except that the noodles weren’t anything like kway teow or bihun – it was more like those factory-made dried egg noodles but it was good enough to get us through till dinner time.