Five Noodle Tips from Royal China Group

Five Noodle Tips courtesy of Royal China Group

Happy Thursday.

Did you know that it is National Noodle Month?

Today I am sharing Five Noodle Tips from Royal China Group.

National Noodle Month (March 2018) celebrates all of the different methods and flavours of noodles that are enjoyed around the world.

Originating in China over 2000 years ago, noodles are a staple to Chinese cooking and prepared in the right way can make for a simple yet hearty dinner. Below, the chefs at Royal China Group reveal their top tips for how to best prepare and enjoy noodles at home.

Oodles Of Noodles:

There are a large variety of different types of noodles and it is important that you pick the right one for the dish that you are making.

Vermicelli rice noodles are very thin and are often stir-fried to form the base of the popular dish, Singapore noodles.

In contrast, udon are thick and are often used in soups.

If you are making a simple stir-fry then egg noodles or medium wheat noodles would work best.

Boil It Right:

If you intend on boiling your noodles it is important to make sure the water has fully come to the boil before adding the noodles, otherwise, they will become mushy.

Cook them according to the instructions on the packet, but like pasta, the noodles should have a bit of bite to them when they are cooked.

Hot Wok:

Stir-fried noodles should be cooked in a wok quickly at a high heat.

When cooking at a high heat it is necessary to pick an oil with a high smoke point such as sunflower oil, corn oil and sesame oil.

The latter adds a great nutty flavour to both the noodles and accompanying meat, seafood and vegetables.

Fresh Ingredients:

Crunchy vegetables, such as pak choi, bean sprouts, spring onion and mangetout, will add some great texture to your noodles. Using fresh garlic, chilli and ginger will give your stir-fry a punchy, aromatic flavour.

Source The Sauce:

A well-stocked cupboard can be all you need to make a delicious sauce to accompany your noodles.

Be creative with different combinations, but soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, crunchy peanut butter, garlic and chilli will make a great satay sauce.

If your sauce is looking a little thin, then add some cornflour dissolved in water to thicken.

Five Noodle Tips courtesy of Royal China Group:

The Royal China Group consists of six of London’s most authentic and prestigious Chinese restaurants, including the luxurious and critically-acclaimed Royal China Club.

Based in prime areas of London, the restaurants are centrally located on Baker Street, as well as in Bayswater, Fulham, Harrow-on-the-Hill and Canary Wharf.

The Royal China restaurants offer traditional Hong Kong Chinese dishes, while the Royal China Club provides an exclusive experience combining European ingredients within the authentic Chinese cuisine.

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11 Comments

  1. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    March 15, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    I love noodles!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 27, 2018 / 6:09 am

      Me too Heather 🙂

  2. Donna Reidland
    March 16, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    These are great tips. I love noodles. I usually skip the rice and go for the noodles at Asian restaurants. This will be very helpful at home.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 27, 2018 / 6:09 am

      Thanks for stopping by and hosting Donna 🙂

  3. Kim Carberry
    March 16, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    I did not know it was National Noodle Month….We love noodles here…Fantastic tips x #PoCoLo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 27, 2018 / 6:10 am

      Thanks for the comment Kim 🙂

  4. Debbie Roberts - Debs Random Writings
    March 17, 2018 / 5:07 am

    Hi Claire, I love noodles, but am not so good at cooking them. I suspect I don't heat my wok enough, will get it smoking next time!#weekendbloghop

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 28, 2018 / 6:03 am

      Thanks Debbie, yes that sounds like a great idea 🙂

  5. Stephanie Robinson
    April 5, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    Home made sauces for noodles are way easier than you expect and taste so much nicer than the ones that come in a little plastic packet from the supermarket. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 28, 2018 / 6:03 am

      Thanks for stopping by Stephanie 🙂

  6. Clairejustine oxox
    April 27, 2018 / 6:10 am

    Thanks for hopping by 🙂

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