May 2008

Noodles with Squid and Vegetables

I don’t cook much in Saigon, but these gorgeous squid inspired me to get into the kitchen and whip up something fresh and delicious. During Tet, The Astronomer and I won some noodles at the Saigon Times New Year’s celebration and they’ve been sitting in the cupboard since then. Not wanting them to go to waste, I decided to make mi xao muc (pan-fried noodles with squid).

The ingredients included two good-sized squid, salt, pepper, scallions, two tomatoes, half a pineapple, okra, green beans, fish sauce and dried egg noodles. This dish was made to my taste, so I don’t have exact measurements.

And here’s the final product. I call this dish Traffic Stopping Squid Noodles due to the red, yellow and green color scheme. Cheesy, I know, but totally delicious too!

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5 thoughts on “Noodles with Squid and Vegetables

  1. That looks yummy and refreshing! Oh, and you’re also brave for working with the whole squid–there’s something about their eyes that just freaks me out. :/

  2. ack! that thing about the eyes squirting is definitely gross! however, I think that the eyes make the beasts look so mysterious… The end product looks delicious. Do you not have any knives, or do you care not to use them? Sorry, I’m just nosey!

  3. Foodhoe – Well, the truth is, The Astronomer and I are cheap. We’ve made it months on just butter knives and are quite confident we can survive the rest of our stay in Vietnam without the real thing 😉 Silly, right?

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