This must be one of the discoveries from Sitiawan. I was there for a trip recently and chanced upon these instant noodles being sold at a famous Kong Pia shop. Read about my review on the kong pia. Anyway, I’ve always known that the Foochows have great tasting noodles called “Kan Pua”. And I believe these are the dried and instant type.
Having brought it home, I went to the wet market the next day, bought some char siew (with sauce), cucumbers and carrots and had a lip-smacking lunch ala PabloPabla. Almost like cold soba styled, it’s simple, light, healthy and definitely, delicious! These noodles are different because of the texture and it does not break easily. It also does not clump up. Try it if you can get your hands on these noodles. Otherwise, just try it with any other types of instant noodles though I can’t guarantee it will be as nice.
This is Sitiawan Noodle ala PabloPabla
- 5 pieces Sitiawan instant noodles
- 200 grammes of char siew (sliced thinly)
- 1 medium sized cucumber (remove core, cut to strips)
- 1 medium sized carrot (cut to strips)
- 5 shallots (sliced thinly)
- 5 tablespoons palm oil
- Water for boiling
- 50 ml char siew gravy / sauce
- 3 teaspoons light soya sauce
- a couple of dashes of white pepper powder
Fry shallots in oil till golden brown. Remove fried shallots. Save up 2 tablespoons of shallot oil.
Boil instant noodles till al-dente. Remove, run through cold tap water and return to boiling water to heat it just a little. Drain and let the noodles cool down.
In a large mixing bowl, mix noodles with seasoning and shallot oil till even.
Place an amount of noodles on serving plate, garnish with generous amounts of cucumber, carrots and char siew. Mix well before eating. Gives about 4 servings.
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