My Mom used to make me white bread sandwiches with butter and white sugar, and I always thought of those as being not being terribly unhealthy. Thus, because you used “brown” sugar (and not white sugar), I’d say this can be classified as relatively healthy! :)
OK, healthy or not, these noodles sound amazing! I too reach for noodles when I can’t figure out what to cook — they are my default, and I love them every possible way. I’ve never tried adding brown sugar, though — but I can see where this would be delicious. Yum yum.
Oh, yum! They look wonderful. Thanks for a new non-diet recipe to add to my hips, I mean recipe file. And you are evil to write about what your kids bug you for because now my kids will whine for that, too! They hadn’t thought about dipping it in chocolate, yet.
Oh my… i love these egg noodles with some deepfried wanton and “choy sum”! Use to eat them for breakfast back when I was in Malaysia *feels for the spare tyres around the waist* yep, it’s still there! :P
I made almost the same dish too, just few days ago!!!! :O
But I tossed in my noodles with green onion/scallions+ginger “sauce”. It was soooo good to *swoop swurp* on its own. No need to add in meat ….just as good. :)
And you are soooo right! I ate and ate…without realizing how much noodles I’ve consumed. Danger danger noodles!
GuyJ- well part of the point of this dish is to eat as unhealthy as possible so that you feel gross and then remember to eat healthy for the rest of the month! :-P
Kirk- I should add that sometimes I use A LOT more butter and sugar than what I listed. I was just too embarrassed to tell y’all!
PE- haha! I’d be in deep shit if I considered brown sugar to be healthy.
WC-oh i didn’t even think to add chopped chillis to it.
Amrita- thanks for stopping by, of course you can link here! I’m going to have to try one of your baking recipes soon.
Scott- ~~ eat noodles~~
Lynn- its the whole sweet-salty-umami thing going on
Expedited Writer- you know in Asia, it is completely normal to eat a regular meal for bfast (vs. here in America we eat mostly carbs- cereals, pastries, oatmeal, etc.) I’m going to start eating a nice meal for bfast like rice with some Choy Sum and meat. I bet I wouldn’t get my 11am sugar craving if I did that.
Mrs.HBT- No I haven’t decided yet. Party b/c I really don’t have room for another appliance in the kitchen. Maybe I can convince husband to buy me a bigger house so that I have room for pasta machine!
Tiger- I swear, you, Melting Wok and I must be foodie sisters. We always seem to make similar things at the same time!! We must have the same cravings!
I made these yesterday as a side dish to grilled wild salmon for a family I cook for – oh my, the kids went cuckoo! Like noodles on crack – hyper-delicious and quite addictive. Thanks for the inspiration.
last night was the second night i made the noodles..the first being the night before. they are amazing. delicious. and my sister and i had to fight over who got to shove their entire face into the bowl first. we did, however, on the second night make a few adjustments and decided that while almost nearly impossible, the flavor was slightly improved.
–we added dried chili flakes and grated ginger to the butter/scallions/garlic frying process
–never ones to use just half a package of anything, we doubled the batch since we used a whole package of egg noodles.
**we found that 3T of brown sugar is plenty and just 4T of butter is needed
–a small squeeze of fresh lime juice is a summery addition, as well.
Oh, this one was good! I used udon noodles, just cooked in boiling water and refreshed in cold, and threw some snap peas at the end. Also finished it up with a couple of grinds of red pepper and a tiny pinch of kosher salt, and that really popped the sweet flavor. This would be a great lunch to reheat at work.