Lunch is a boring affair at home, on weekdays (+ Saturday) that is. Oh wait, make that weekends too… since we always eat the same thing on Sunday! –> man, you have NO idea but ermm, nope, i’m not really complaining though.. because i do look forward to that piping hot bowl of fishball noodle with fried fish fins no matter how boring it is. Heh.

Anyway, i got some dried shrimp noodle from the wet market sometime ago, which was highly raved by the friendly and chatty po-po which i had no recollection at all until last week. Seeing that i have a few drumsticks in the freezer, i rolled up my sleeves and got down to some serious work (heh..as if!).

This dish was roughly thrown together, praying hard that the boys might like it. They are a bunch of fussy brats! But whether they still need to eat it or not is another story altogether though… *wicked grin*

Chinese Shrimp Noodle with Grilled Chicken

(serves 4)

2 big bowls of ikan bilis – anchovy stock (i measure according to the noodle bowl which i usually use)
4 x shrimp noodle
a bunch of blanched chye sim
fish sauce, to taste
pepper, to taste

For chicken

4 drumsticks
honey, to glaze
(A)
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
few dashes of sesame oil
few dashes of pepper
a dash of shaoxing wine

To serve

fried shrimps, optional
dried shrimp sambal belacan — a MUST!

shrimp noodle

To cook chicken

1. Preheat oven to 190C.
2. Marinate chicken with all ingredients (A) for at least 15 minutes.
3. Grill chicken for 10 minutes or till golden brown, turning once.

To cook noodle

1. Boil noodles in the stock until al dente.
2. Serve with piping hot golden chicken and blanched vegetables immediately.

So how did my boys like it?

Errrmm… they loved the chicken but they don’t quite like the idea eating the chicken with noodle soup though.

To them, grilled chicken must be eaten with my chicken flavoured rice // chicken rice way. Soaking the crispy chicken skin in the soup is a total waste, the boys mused.

Hmph!

(for the record, the soup was really very little. You know, just enough to soak the noodle up to its knee that’s all)

But will i cook this again? Naaahhh… If the boys don’t fancy the idea of having grilled chicken in noodle soup, then no grilled chicken in noodle soup it is.

However, i’ll probably do some tweaks here and there, such as serving the grilled chicken with kon-lo (dry) noodle instead of soup! ;)

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