Monday, June 29, 2009

Fried Flat Noodle with Kicap Manis(Sweet Soy Sauce)

I always heard about kicap manis (sweet soy sauce)but never try to eat or cook until now!! Well as you all know there are so many type of soy sauce in the market this days.Sweet soy sauce or Kicap manis ,which has a thick, almost syrupy consistency and a pronounced sweet, treacle-like flavor due to generous addition of palm sugar. It is a unique variety; in a pinch, it may be replaced by molasses with a little vegetable stock stirred in.To my surprised I love sweet soy sauce taste and flavor in my cooking!! On the bright side I can save adding sugar in my cooking, I also like tangy sweet in many of the dishes I cooked.One of the dish is "Char Keow Teow"!!




Ingredients:
2 sheets flat noodle,cut 1/2 inch each stripe(if frozen microwave for 2 minutes)
2 Chinese sausage,soaked ,removed skin and sliced thin
5-6 egg
1 cup minced meat(pork,beef or chicken)
5-6 cloves garlic,peeled and chopped
1/2 pound medium shrimp,shelled
200 gm Chinese chives,wash and cut 2 inch
1 lb mung bean sprout
2 tbsp chicken granulated powder
2 tbsp kicap manis or to taste
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce or to taste
2 tsp ground pepper
2 tbsp oil
some fried shallot for garnish*optional*
some cut red pepper*optional*
Method:
1:Heat wok or large skillet at high heat.Stir fry sliced Chinese sausage until fragrant or light brown on both side,then dish out,set aside.I didn't use any oil coz Chinese sauce have the oil itself..
2:Crack all eggs into the wok,make scramble egg,then dish out with the Chinese sausage .
3:Use the same wok,add in some oil and chopped garlic,fry until fragrant,then add in minced meat and shrimp..Stir-fry about 1-2 minutes,then add in flat noodle,soy sauce,kicap manis,oyster sauce and ground pepper.Toss or mix all the ingredients at high heat well,about 5 minutes.
4:Check the seasoning,then add in scramble eggs,Chinese sausage ,Chinese chives and bean sprout,mix well.Don't cook bean sprout too long .To retain the crispiness add in bean sprout at last..
5:Dish out ,sprinkle with some fried shallot and serve warm with cut red pepper.






8 comments :

Angie's Recipes said...

Sweet soya sauce, I think, is much like Maggi sauce. It tastes slightly sweeter than light soya sauce. I also used it very often to do the stir-fries. It tastes right and good.

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ICook4Fun said...

I took like cooking with the Indonesian Sweet Dark sauce now even for my CKT as the other dark soy sauce I bought is not good. I have to lug home a bottle from NY Chinatown in my next visit. By the way your CKT look delicious and it was loaded with 'liew'

My Asian Kitchen said...

Angies:
I love this sweet soy sauce so much!! I cook wt everything from meat to pasta!! taste fantastic right?

icook4fun:
Gert,when you get sweet soy sauce get ABC brand,it's quite good..I alos get another brand sweet soy sauce but didn't open yet!! already finish 1 bottle liao

noobcook said...

This looks like the char kway teow that are sold outside! I didn't it needs a special kind of soy sauce :)

Kevin said...

That looks really tasty and good! I still have not found the kicap manis.

pigpigscorner said...

It looks so tasty! I'm craving for a plate now! Love kecap manis!

Jenna said...

Love love this recipe! I was from penang and plenty of hawker food used kicap manis. In this recipe, however, i feel the magic is from the chinese sausages...sensational

Chinese Sauce said...

awesome delicious food!!!

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