I spent most of January 1st hibernating. Everyone else here at home did pretty much the same thing since we're all tired from the NYE party, plus it was raining cats and dogs the whole day. Bed weather, definitely.
I was a bit more productive yesterday. The sun was out, and I took advantage of the nice weather by doing the laundry. All the clothes were dry by sun-down thanks to the gusty winds! Oh, and I also watched Summer Nude yesterday, and was able to finish the entire drama - all 11 episodes of it. Watching Summer Nude made me crave for yakisoba, which was like, everybody's favorite food in this drama.
Wanting to satisfy this craving, I went to the supermarket today and bought ingredients for yakisoba. Yup, I decided to take a stab at making it from scratch instead of buying the instant kind. :)
250 grams yakisoba noodles
2/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
5 tablespoons sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 bundle of green onions, diced
1 carrot, julienned
2 boneless chicken breasts, diced
1 tablespoon Japanese mayonnaise
Aonori powdered seaweed (optional)
Dried bonito flakes (optional)
1. In a small bowl mix half the soy sauce, water, sugar, ginger, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, and the garlic.
2. In a frying pan, cook the chicken breast over medium heat.
3. Take half of the sauce mix and add it to the frying chicken to cook flavor into chicken.
4. When the chicken is just about ready, turn the heat to high and add the sesame oil, carrot, onions and half the green onions and the remainder of the sauce mix. Stir fry the mix for a couple of minutes.
5. Add the noodles the chicken and vegetables. Sauté until noodles are lightly brown, mixing all in the wok and cooking until the meal done.
6. Garnish with the remainder of the green onions before serving. For extra flavour you can add powdered seaweed, dried bonito flakes, and mayonnaise.