Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ktmoomau

Dumplings and Jap Chae

Recommended Posts

On 1/23/2019 at 4:00 PM, Sundae in the Park said:

Dumplings and jap chae. I finally figured out how to get unsticky oodles!!!  

Do tell!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, ktmoomau said:

Do tell!  

1) Use the right, thickish, sweet potato starch noodles

2) When boiling, Do Not Overcook

3) Rinse right after draining to cool down the noodles but no need to take them all the way down to cold, medium-warm is fine

4) Cut the noodles up a bit with scissors, stir in the sauce and toss liberally, and don't skimp on the sesame oil

5) Do Not Cook It More In A Pan, no matter what that ridiculous recipe tells you. Stir-fry your other ingredients either individually or together according to your preference, stir into the noodles when done, and mix again with more sauce as needed. Boom, done!

With the recipes I started with so many ages ago, I ruined a few batches because I was thinking of the dish as a stir-fried noodle dish rather than a boil, season, and mix-in other ingredients off heat dish. I can't seem to stir fry the noodles, even with a lot of oil in a good non-stick pan, without ending up with a sticky mess.  So, at the suggestion of a different recipe, I just keep the noodles off heat once fully boiled and it turns out great.  

If anyone else has more insight, I'd welcome it, but this works for me! At present, the risk/reward differential isn't high enough for me to twice-cook the noodles anymore.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...