How many of you wondering what HT stands for?
HT is Happy Together. It’s a Korean show that I watch every week. Is anyone here Korean? If you are, have you ever tried some of the recipes from the show?
First time I watch the show because I got bored, but then they starting to have a new segment called Late Night Snack Cafetaria (and now I will just jump straight to the cooking segment :D). This segment is showing easy, simple, quick and tasty recipes that you can make when you get home late from work or something else and feel hungry but too lazy to go out to buy something. Some of the recipes succeed on making me drooling while watching the show. Since then, I wrote down the recipes I want to try. I have lots of them in my list. So I’m thinking to try some of them and post a recipe every Friday or something. Maybe not exactly every Friday, but if I want to post something from the show I’ll post it on Friday.
I will also write my opinion about the foods. You are very welcome to try them too and leave your opinion here.
The first recipe I tried was Stir-fry glass noodle wrapped in rice paper.
Stir-fry glass noodle (my version)
- 200g glass noodle, cooked
- 4 shitake mushrooms, sliced
- 1 medium size carrot, julienne
- 5 long imitation crab sticks, sliced
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- soy sauce
- salt & pepper
- In a preheated wok / deep pan, add around 5 tbsp oil and saute shitake mushrooms and carrots for 1 minute.
- Add sliced crab sticks, garlic powder and soy sauce. Mix well.
- Add glass noodle, salt and pepper. Stir.
Rice Paper Rolls
- Left over / freshly made stir-fry glass noodle
- Rice paper
- Sweet chilli sauce (optional)
- Lettuce (optional)
- Prepare warm water in a large plate. Soak rice paper in the water for 3 seconds. Take it out.
- Take 1 tbsp stir-fry noodle and place in the middle of the rice paper. Wrap it tightly. Set aside.
- Preheat non stick pan with 5 tbsp oil. Place rice paper wraps into the pan. Give them some space from each other, otherwise they’ll stick to each other.
- Pan fry the wraps 5 minutes on each side.
- Serve with sweet chilli sauce and some shredded lettuce.
After cooking it for around 10 minutes, the rice paper has become very crispy but chewy at the same time (difficult to explain). Very nice. And by using glass noodle, it didn’t taste very heavy. If you use egg noodle, it might be a bit heavy for late night snack. Perfect for snacks, appetizer or even dinner.
It’s a little bit complicate to make this for a late night snack in my opinion (I made everything fresh). Unless you have left over stir-fry glass noodle. But to get a crunchy rice paper, you need to cook it for at least 10 minutes. And I know not everyone has rice paper always ready in their pantry.