1.220 Squid & Shrimp Chow Mein


13 (Fri) August 2010

Squid & Shrimp Chow Mein


by me

at home

-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Korea-

with the Family

Timing is essential in a proper stir-fry. That thing the pros do – one hand tossing a wok full of ingredients, the other simultaneously adding seasonings with a giant ladle – it’s not just for show. Seconds make the difference between undercooked, cooked, overcooked, burned. And because each ingredient finishes at a different rate, the order of inclusion is crucial.

My first attempt at chow mein, I added the noodles perhaps a few seconds too soon, allowing them to soak up too much of the sauce and become soggy.


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