Monday, November 18, 2013

Cooking Lab - Vita Stir-Fry Prawn Noodles in XO Sauce (活力蔬菜炒麵)

Summer is approaching, stores are introducing a healthy alternatives; juice bars are offering energetic wellbeing drinks.

Pouring with heavy rain - cold and windy - there was no Summer spirit today. It was quite a refreshing feeling walking in the rain ... now need to satisfy my hunger..

So tonight, I thought why not introduce healthy ingredients into my meal. Heehee - call it an innovative healthy energized concoction.

(c) GMV - Got My Vote!'

Ginkgo nuts are very nutritious and have anti-aging properties. In addition, they can assist in revitalize, energize and recharge our tired bodies. 

This noodle dish is aimed to increase our energy level after a long tired week. We need to treat ourselves to some healthy goody meal. 

I am attracted to green these days. So when I saw packs of green noodles - I couldn't resist.


- 300g Green Vita Noodles (綠色台南刀削麵)
- 150g Fresh Green Banana Prawns 
- 100g Broccoli
- 100g Chive Flowers (韮菜花) 
- 100g Ginko 
- 50g Korean Fish Cakes 
- 3 tablespoon Soya Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
- 1 teaspoonXO Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Shallot Sauce (紅蒽醬) 

A very healthy combination of ingredients 
Haha - yes all green (I can get a bit overboard sometimes) 


A. Cook vitality noodle according to packet instructions.

B. Cut broccoli into florets and boil in salt water until tender.

C. Wash and drain the Ginkgo nuts.

D. De-shell and de-vein the prawns. Marinate the prawns in cooking wine. Season with salt and pepper.

E. Cut the garlic chives and fish cakes in equal length.


1. Heat oil in a fry pan over medium heat, pan fry the prawns until golden. Remove and set aside.

2.  In the same fry pan, cook the fish cake slices. Season with pepper. Then add in the garlic chives and the broccoli.

3. Toss in the Ginkgo and season with soy sauce, salt and chicken powder.

4. Add in the noodle to the fry pan.

5. Season with xo sauce and mix well together.

     6. Add in the prawns and the cherry tomatoes.

The vitality noodles are mixed with delicious prawns, garlic chives, tomato and ginkgo nuts. A fantastic quick dinner filled with goodness. 

I like it a lot.