I really like the way Europeans prepare Asian dishes. But I can assure you that it is very different from the way those recipes were originally calculated.
For making this recipe you can add other vegetables like: zucchini, spring onion, bamboo etc. But I prefer to use just these ingredients:
- Japanese noodles (soba/ buckwheat noodles)
- Cherry peppers
- Wood-ear mushrooms
- Chicken breast
- 2 eggs
- Soy sauce
- Chinese 5 spice-powder and ginger powder
- Olive/ peanuts/ sesame oil
Cut the chicken breast up into bite-sized pieces and put some soy sauce over it in order to get a better flavor. Leave it like that for 10 minutes before frying it using the oil that you prefer… I used the sesame oil because I wanted to amplify the taste of the savors bouquet.
You have to prepare the noodles as it says on the wrapper. Do the same for the wood-ear mushrooms (normally they have to be kept in boiled water until you actually use them). Slice the carrots and the cherry peppers. If you do not want the taste of burned carrots to ruin your food, fry the peppers first. Add the chicken meat and the mushrooms and after that add the noodles, too. Mix everything, use the fork to whisk the eggs and add them together with the soy sauce. The eggs help the noodles to stick with the other ingredients. In the end, sprinkle all the spices (5 + ginger)… the quantity is up to you.
If you do not have the 5 spice-powder you can make one by your own. The magical ingredients are: star anise, cloves, cinnamon, pepper and fennel seeds.
Do you see what I did here? I just mixed a Japanese recipe with a Chinese recipe. Gotta love multiculturalism!