Types of noodles

Egg noodle (ban mian)

-Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil


-Steps

  1. Mix flour, salt, water and knead.
  2. Add in egg and oil.
  3. Knead until dough is springy.
  4. Use rolling pin to produce flattened dough on floured cutting board.
  5. Use knife to cut the flattened dough to long noodle.


Flat rice noodle (kway tiao)

-Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 3 tbsp wheat starch
  • 3 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 and 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste


-Steps

  1. Mix rice flour, wheat starch, and corn flour.
  2. Add water and mix.
  3. Add in oil, salt and mix.
  4. Prepare steamer.
  5. Oil tray.
  6. Spread a thin layer of batter onto tray, steam 4 to 5 min.
  7. Remove tray, cool and fold with scrapper.
  8. Repeat.
  9. Cut kway tiao into thin strips.
  10. Keep in airtight container for up to 2 days.


Wanton noodle

-Ingredients

  • 1 cup high protein flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp lye water (or baked baking soda water)


-Steps

  1. Mix flour, salt, and water.
  2. Knead lightly.
  3. Rest for 30 min.
  4. Knead until smooth.
  5. Dust flour dough, then roll into noodle machine to required thickness.
  6. Cut noodle to required size.
  7. Hang to dry

Pasta

#similar to egg noodle (la mian) but less water and more eggs

-Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp water

-method

  1. Mix all the above ingredients.
  2. Knead until dough is springy.
  3. Use rolling pin to produce flattened dough on floured cutting board.
  4. Use knife to cut the flattened dough to long noodle. Alternatively, use mechanical pasta maker.

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