Simple stir-fry noodles – NBC

chay kuey teow
Stir-fry flat rice noodles or commonly known as “Char Kuey Teow” is a famous street food/hawker food in Malaysia and Singapore.  It is basically stir fried noodles with shrimp, blood cockles, bean sprout, eggs & chives on a mix of light and dark soy sauce.
Today, I’m going to show you a similar recipe but minus the shrimp, blood cockles and chives simply because I do not have these ingredients in my refrigerator.  So, I’m going to substitute them with fish cake and fried bean curd (tofu).
It is a simple, no fuss stir-fry recipe where you can substitute the shrimp/fish cake with any leftover meat like roast chicken or roast lamb.
500gm flat rice noodles
2 pcs chinese fish cake (cut into thin slices)
4 pcs fried bean curd/tofu (cut into smaller pieces)
1 or 2 cups bean sprout
3 – 5 cloves garlic, 1/2″ ginger, 2 shallots (blend together)
1 or 2 large eggs
3 – 5 tbsp light soy sauce
1 – 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp chili paste/sauce (optional)
2 – 3 tbsp oil for frying
Ground pepper powder (white/black)
Step 1.  Heat wok or pan into high heat. Add oil into wok, the add the blended garlic, ginger and shallot. Sauté until fragrant. Add the chili paste.

fry ginger and garlic and chili paste

Step 2: Sauté fish cake and tofu for about 15 – 20 seconds.

fishcake n tofu    add fishcake n tofu

Step 3: Add noodles to wok, add in the dark soy sauce and light soy sauce.  You can mix soy sauce, dark soy sauce and pepper evenly as this would save time.  But,  I do it the traditional way where I just do a few quick dashes of both the sauce without measuring.
     Add lite n dark soy sauce    lite and dark soy sauce
Step 4:  Add in the bean sprout.  Give it a few stirs.

bean sprout   add bean sprout

Step 5:  Then, add the egg(s) to the noodles.  Flip the noodles and cover the egg for about 10 seconds.
Add the eggs    cover egg with noodles
Step 6:  Add some pepper.  Continue to stir-fry for another 10 seconds and it’s done.

it's done

Finally, dish out and serve immediately.
My daughter love to have these noodles with some homemade Kimchi.

homemade kimchi


Happy Saturday, everyone!  Stay blessed!
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magical, warmest, happiest,
most wonderful Christmas ever!
And may your Christmas sparkle with
moments of love, joy, laughter and goodwill.”

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heart to heart and hand in hand.”
– Dr Seuss

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The Gentle Monster – NBC

Tender thoughts and sweet memories of my beautiful Monster who left us 5 years ago today. ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ)

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A special dog like you would only
come along once in our lifetime.
And the name Monster suited well
for you were born a mischief-maker.
Remember all the furniture you destroyed and
dad’s new Ericsson phone you nibbled.
Did you try to call your girlfriend
and got upset with the not so
paw-friendly phone buttons?
Also the curtains you pulled down
together with the rod
the two bags of soil you ripped
and painted the front porch mud brown
and did not miss a spot.
You chewed every pair of
high-heel shoes that I bought.
Were you confused and thought
you must try to heel your sole
for all the trouble you caused?
But we could never really be angry with you
after all you were just
a monster with a gentle soul.
You adored and babysat
Sydelle and Shaye when they were younger
you were so smart you even

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Guest Post: Traveling with Fido

It’s been a while since I had a guest post on my blog.  So, I was delighted when Nick from https://ourbestdoggo.com offered to write an article on traveling with our dogs.  I guess I need a tip or two myself on this topic. You may also check out Nick’ blog for more tips, resources and support on dog lovers doing good .  So, many thanks again Nick for this great article.
Traveling with Fido

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Traveling with Fido: Budget-Friendly Tips for Happy Travel

If you’re like most pet parents, the thought of leaving your dog at home while you travel for any amount of time is out of the question. Plus, boarding and sitter fees can add up fast, and you’d much rather provide that same love and attention yourself. If you’re put off by the idea of traveling with Fido because you think it’s too expensive, think again. Read on to discover several budget-friendly ways to travel with your four-legged friend.

Bring the Necessities

Just like you need to pack a bag and some essentials for yourself, the same thing applies to your dog. Before you hit the road (or the air), you’ll need to make sure you have a few basic travel items such as food, water, bedding, crate/carrier, toys, treats, waste bags, collar, leash, and seat covers. You likely have some of these items on hand already, but if you don’t, you can save money by using savings such as eBay coupons when you purchase the gear you need. While you might think it’s easier to buy food once you get to your destination, prices tend to be higher in other cities, especially tourist destinations, so package food in baggies for big savings and instant access in case of any delays. If you’ll be traveling for an extended period of time, you might think about having a bag of dog food shipped to your destination, utilizing Amazon’s free shipping. Don’t forget to visit the vet prior to travel to get vaccinations, health certificates, and travel meds for anxiety or motion sickness if needed.

Find Dog-Friendly Hotel Accommodations

No matter how well behaved, quiet, and clean your dog is, there are still some hotels that aren’t pet-friendly. Before you get hasty with making a reservation and lose your deposit in the process when you realize Fido isn’t allowed, do some research first. BringFido.com is an excellent resource for locating dog-friendly hotels, restaurants, and activities in or near your travel destination. Depending on the accommodation you choose, you may be required to pay a fee. In order to save money on hotel stays, PawCulture warns about pet fees disguised as deposits. If it is a deposit, you should get your money back if Fido keeps the room clean, so make sure you have a clear understanding of the meaning. While some hotels have a pet fee, there are several that welcome dogs free of charge including Aloft Hotels, Kimpton Hotels, and Motel 6 — Red Roof Inn even gives you a 10 percent discount for bringing your pet!

Find Ways to Save on Travel by Air

When it comes to pet travel, you aren’t confined to the road, as many airlines welcome dogs. Keep in mind that there are pet fees for air travel, and the cost is often dependent upon the size of the dog. A great way to keep costs down is by using a rewards credit card for pet expenses – you can check out some of the best ones. Depending on the card you choose, you can earn miles that can be applied to the pet fee, as well as earn cash back on your pet supply purchases. You won’t see the reward overnight, but with regular use, you’ll be racking up points and savings that can be applied to travel and splurges for both you and your pooch.

When you book a flight, make sure you note the specifications for crates to ensure you have the right size. Prepare your dog for air travel via crate training and desensitization, as your dog may have to ride in a climate-controlled compartment away from you if he exceeds a certain size. Check with your vet before flying to ensure your dog has the all-clear for safe travels.

Having your dog accompany you on your travels is a wonderful experience if you prepare ahead of time. With the tips above, it doesn’t have to break the bank either. What are you waiting for?