Yellow noodles are made of wheat flour and are pre cooked for a quick stir fry or to served with gravy or in soups. They are found in the refrigerated section of most Asian supermarkets. Sometimes made with eggs, they have a yellow appearance and are round or flat, thin or curly (see picture below).
Just like pasta or ramen, when cooked well, the yellow noodles should have a firm bite and springy texture. And because of its wide variety, these yellow noodles are one of the most versatile noodles to cook with. In Singapore, many of our local dishes use these yellow noodles - Mee Rebus, Mee Goreng, Mee Soto are some of the ones I know. Beware of the sodium level in these precooked noodles. I usually don't add light soy sauce or any other sources of sodium when stir frying these noodles. They are already quite loaded with sodium.
Ingredients (Serves 4-6 as a main meal)
2 packets of round yellow noodles (420gm each)
4-6 boiled eggs, cut into wedges
1 and half blocks of firm tofu, cut into thick strips and grilled
1 big onion, chopped finely
5 big cloves of garlic, chopped finely
2 heaped tsps of chilli paste or Sriracha sauce
2 handfuls of beansprouts, washed
6 bunches of Chinese spinach (Xiao Ba Cai), roughly chopped
Dark soy sauce to give that dark brown appearance
Chopped spring onions, sliced red chillies and halved small limes for garnish
Thaw the yellow noodles while still in its packet (usually takes 2-3 hours if removed from the freezer section ) and then rinse quickly under running water. Drain well.
Heat a deep Chinese wok and pour in 4 tbsps of canola oil.
When heated adequately, throw in the chopped onions and fry for 2-3 mins on high heat.
Reduce the fire and then add in the chopped garlic.
After a few mins, add in the chilli paste and give it a good stir.
Add in the grilled tofu slices, beansprouts and chinese spinach and let it cook well.
Once the vegs are cooked, add in the drained yellow noodles and the dark soy sauce and mix thoroughly. Stir fry for another 5-10 mins so as to ensure the noodles are well cooked.
Garnish with scallions, red chilli slices and drizzle lime juice over before serving. Yum :))