Thursday, June 4, 2015

Recipe: Matcha Soba Carbonara // Matcha soba (stir fried)

Yes, you read the title correctly. It's a carbonara recipe that I'll going to share, and it's created using Japanese matcha soba. Not your usual Italian pasta. :) 

Well, technically speaking this is a fusion from three countries! Can you identify them? :D

Ok. Here goes the answer...

1. Italian (that's for sure)
2. Japanese (self explanatory)
3. Taiwan

Because I used Taiwan sausages instead of bacon! :P

Ingredients (2 servings of normal carbonara):
Thick-cut bacon
3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-reggiano cheese
2 eggs, separated
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper for tasting

*replace pasta with matcha soba. I replace bacon with Taiwan sausages too! :)

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook pasta (matcha soba) according to package directions.

2. Reserve 1/4 cup of pasta (matcha soba) water before draining the pasta (matcha soba).

3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add bacon (Taiwan sausages) and cook until it has rendered it's fat and is crisp. Transfer bacon (Taiwan sausages) to a plate.

4. Add reserved pasta (matcha soba) water and pasta (matcha soba) to pan. Toss and cook for a minute. 

5. Remove from heat, add 1/2 cup of the cheese, egg whites and pepper. Toss and mix well with the pasta (matcha soba). 

6. Plate the pasta (matcha soba) into 2 equal portions, make a nest in the middle, then gently slide an egg yolk into each nest. Top with remaining cheese before serving! :) 

Served along with a piece of toasted wholemeal bread and Dancing Chef's convenient soup packet! They are having a offer now! You can purchase any 2 soup flavours at $4.65 only! ^^ 

Loving this version because less jelak compare to the ones sold outside and less salty too! Thanks to the sweetness from the Taiwan sausages! ^^

Another version! ^^ 

Tried to make it creamier by adding some milk! So technically not really carbonara now. More like a hybrid of creamy pasta and carbonara! So creabonara? LOL! 

Egg yolk like this makes me so EGG-CITED! :D 

Well, if you're not a big fan of carbonara, try this version of cooking matcha soba! 

The chinese way - stir fried. 

I used a lot of healthy and refreshing ingredients because I was craving something.. light? Especially after many heavy meals and tastings! Haha! 

I like to add a lot of garlic in my cooking too! Simply love the flavour of garlic! Hehe.. :D 

So instead of the usual cold soba (click here for recipe), you can try these versions to challenge your palate sometime! ^^ 

Alternatively, replace soba with any other type of noodles! 

A quick and fuss-free meal is made like this. :)

Yes, kitchen is my playing ground and I never settle for 'safe' food. :D 



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