Salad… Not

It’s been a while since I last showed you guys my “awesome” cooking, haven’t I? Truth is, I haven’t been doing much interesting cooking lately. I guess you don’t want to see me post baked chicken breast with broccoli in lemon juice, or noodles soup with veggie, egg and minced pork all the time, do you?

Well, here’s something different. Or rather, something that I attempted to make differently…

I was watching some Jamie Oliver videos the other day and suddenly felt an urge to make a “simple salad that is so soooo good”…

So I bought a large cucumber and a packet of carrots among other things when I did my grocery run.

Instead of cutting them, I peeled half a cucumber and one carrot into a bowl using my fruit peeler. Then I squeezed lemon juice and sprinkled some salt and mixed them all up. Then I left the bowl alone for a bit. That was my version of a simple salad…

While waiting for the salad to be properly marinated, I made a noodles and pork belly stir fry with a few cloves of garlic and an egg. The plan was to top the noodles with my lovely simple salad…

But then, when the stir frying was in progress, the smell of fried meat reminded me that I hate strongly dislike raw vegetables. If I follow through, it would seem interesting but I would most likely not like it…

To not risk my happiness level, I spontaneously dumped the bowl’s content into the wok towards the end of stir frying. I ended up with normal looking fried noodles. Well, lemon juice flavored fried noodles…

It was pretty good. I think I made the right decision. Salad be f**ked… πŸ™„

30 Comments

  1. Aiya such a waste! Do this again next time and dont dump them into the noodles. They’ll definitely taste nice. I can imagine it. I think it will be very appetising. Try lah. You are making me very keen now.

    • Don’t think so. Since the veggie is cooked, no longer can call it salad, I don’t think… πŸ™„

  2. What a clever way to peel the strips of carrot and cucumber to make my next salad! I will not waste it with fried fatty noodles. I rather add in some fried chicken tossed the veggie strips and salad sauce.

  3. When I saw the first photo, I thought….wah, so chef-like your salad…cut into thin ribbons. You know what…if you had left your salad marinating like that (after you’ve introduced salt and acid to it), it’s like pickling, the salt and lemon juice will draw out the water and you’d end up with some very crunchy veggies…but then you dumped them into your stir-fry…haiz! O_o

    • Yeah, well… I got zero knowledge and normally not much interest with making and eating my own salad, so I couldn’t have known any better. In fact, I will forget your comment here about pickling in no time I suspect. πŸ™„

  4. Hahahaha you fooled me again. When I read the part of your simple carrot cucumber salad I was like but..but..but..he hates the raw taste of vege and he is going to eat that – bravo! His mother would be pleased. Then I read till the end, ceh! You cooked them in your noodle. Ceh! Got fooled!

    • Not my intention to fool you, heh… I just detailed the process of how it become from salad to… not salad…

  5. At first I read “properly marinated” as “properity marinated” πŸ™„ Maybe that was your intention anyway..

    Anyway, I thought this stir fry looked very good. Raw veggies are crunchy, but when you fry them in they usually become crunchy no more…

    It looks like egg noodle that you used? Or yee mee? Ugh, I don’t want to get started on this noodle discussion. So many kinds of noodles out there and a lot of them look and taste the same πŸ™„

    • Ahha, it was that instant Japanese ramen that looked like egg noodles. The last of it at my disposal…

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