29 May 2012

Glass noodles come with a warning, but no sharp implements

This evening was a bit of a slow TV night, nothing to watch, grumpy grumpy grumpy. The fridge is also looking a bit sad and sorry tonight. Just the remains of a massive wine/cheese/antipasto platter I had for Eurovision (crud, all my chopping boards and knives are all filthily strewn about the apartment), a bottle of tomato juice and some leftover takeaway Chinese roast duck. Oh yeah, some random vegies rattling around in there too. Hmm, glass noodles in pantry. A-ha!
Wok on, ingredients in (in this order):
Shredded duck meat and skin by hand
A splash of olive oil
Green beans snapped into pieces
A bunch of watercress torn into short segments
Soy sauce
Dry sherry
Black pepper
Glass noodles (which I soaked in cold water at the start of the wokking)
Enoki mushrooms
The remainder of the takeaway plum sauce (I seem to have no sugar at all in my apartment at the moment)

Heat off, stir stir stir


Except I could not for the life of me convince myself to not have a third helping, even thought I KNOW that glass noodles swell up in my stomach and render me incapacitated with a mild bellyache for the rest of the night.

Ah, it was worth it. Yum yum yum!


  1. It looks fab. I can't believe you had nothing to watch- surely you have a hard drive full of Eurovision like we do? Am struggling with the concepts of leftover takeaway Chinese roast duck. A) There are leftovers. B) Takeaway Chinese roast duck- you city gals don't know how lucky you are!

  2. I'm not really a downloader, I love a bit of crap free TV, but some nights it's a bit of a downer.

    Half a roast duck for $16 from Pacific BBQ (http://www.mailintalks.com/2010/01/18/the-best-roast-duck-in-melbourne-australia-pacific-bbq-cafe/) bought on a whim on my way home from doing errands in town as I had had boxing that morning. SERIOUS self-restraint to not eat the whole lot on arrival home, wolfed it down - left the "tricky bits" like the neck and finnickity bone/tendon heavy pieces for later as I then had to wash my hands to handle chopsticks and spoon for the wonton noodle soup before it got cold! Yes, I know I am spoilt! Although I miss the roast houses in Perth they are way better truth be told!