Friday, 23 August 2013

Fried Spaghetti with Oriental BBQ Sauce


I ran out of ideas what to cook. I was on detox and my creative juices were drying up. It was salads for the first two days and a mish mash of other dishes for the next two days. I spotted a half bottle of Lee Kum Kee Spare Rib Sauce in the fridge and that gave me an idea.



There was a packet of organic pasta lying on my kitchen rack for more than a year. I checked the expiry date and it said best before 13 October 2013. Oh! That is very close isn't it? And I had a green capsicum in the fridge, the odd one out leftover from my Flamenco Eggs. And then there was this head of cabbage I bought a week ago. Good thing cabbage keeps well. There was also a stick of carrot that was going soft.



I used thinly sliced pork loin for this pasta dish as that was what I had. I seasoned the meat with a tablespoon of the spare rib sauce overnight just to speed things up when I want to cook. The next day, it was just a matter of putting everything together. I would say that it tasted pretty good with a generous sprinkling of black pepper and some tomato sauce.










Fried Spaghetti with Oriental BBQ Sauce
Recipe source : Phong Hong's concoction
Serves 4 big eaters :)

Ingredients :
- 350 grams pork loin (or chicken fillet), thinly sliced and seasoned with 1 tablespoon of Lee Kum Kee Spare Rib Sauce
- 1 packet spaghetti (500g)
- 2 big onions, thinly sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- A few leaves of cabbage, torn into smaller pieces
- 1 green capsicum, thinly sliced
- 1 small carrot, thinly sliced carrots

For seasoning (please adjust according to your taste) :
- 2 tablespoons Lee Kum Kee Spare Rib Sauce
- 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons light soya sauce
- black pepper

Method :
1. Cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions and set aside.
2. While the pasta is boiling, heat oil in wok and saute the onions until wilted.
3. Add garlic and continue to fry until fragrant.
4. Add meat and fry until the meat is cooked.
5. Add sliced capsicum, carrots and cabbage. Fry for a short while until cabbage is soft.
6. Add spaghetti and seasoning and mix everything evenly.
7. Taste and adjust seasoning.
8. Lastly, add a few dashes of black pepper and mix well.
9. Serve immediately.

40 comments:

  1. Hi Phong Hong
    I would love to have this for my lunch today. Noodles, meat and vegetables, what could I ask more for? Simple and easy meal.

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    1. Mel, I made spaghetti into mee goreng hah! hah!

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  2. I like!!! But not my girl. She'd want pasta to be served like pasta - not into any kind of fusion usually. The father's more adaptable, versatile...and adventurous. LOL!!!

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    1. I guess Melissa is a pure pasta lover! This is my first time frying spaghetti and I won't mind doing it again.

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  3. Well, I'm glad your creative juices didn't totally dry up! Your pasta looks beautiful and enticing. I'd be happy to have this for my dinner any day of the week!!!

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    1. Thank you, Lizzy! I will be cooking more Chinese style pasta :)

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  4. I am sure I would like this. Your fusion pasta sounds great!

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    1. Thanks, Yen! Next round I want to fry it with char siew :)

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  5. Hi Phong Hong,
    That is one delicious plate of spaghetti! Yum, yum!!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! I liked it and will be cooking some more :)

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  6. I'd like this pasta dish, for lunch or dinner...simple and light.

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    1. Cheah, it is so versatile too. My grandma used to cook macaroni with chicken soup.

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  7. I would love to have this simple yet delicious pasta for lunch.

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    1. Cecilia, try it! It is simple and delish.

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  8. I'm hungry already. Thanks for the idea - my weekend lunch.

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    1. Hi Kimmy! There are so many ways of cooking pasta. Must try with tom yam paste too.

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  9. I also like to fry my spaghetti with any type of sauce. This looks delicious!

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    1. Mich, I'm loving it and am thinking of other ways to serve pasta.

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  10. May I have one plate of stir fry spaghetti for dinner!

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  11. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com23 August 2013 at 19:00

    Phong Hong, this is indeed a very delish spaghetti. I'm coming over for dinner :)

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  12. Hi Phong Hong, A balanced and healthy meal. Looks great to me!

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    1. Thanks, Doris! It was an easy meal to put together.

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  13. Yes! This is my kind of food, spaghetti is fast and easy to cook that's why I like :D

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  14. PH !!! Miss you lah.....hahahha...i love this simple recipe. I always improvise with what ever i have in the pantry and fridge and just campak aje inside the spaghetti. Your version looks good...must try....but of course i will omit what i cannot eat :) .....

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    1. Hi Yuss! Macam mee goreng, hee..hee...Next time I want to try a spicy version.

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    2. Yup PH....yuss selalu make sure to letak serrano chili atau just thai cili padi. If nak spicy giler, i akan tumiskan garlic with the chili together, jika nak kurang spicy sikit, i put the chili maybe 5-6 minutes before yuss offkan the fire :)...or the other idea is i cut the chili small pieces and then campurkan dengan soy sauce, and eat the spagheti with it.....yum yum :)

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    3. Yuss, that's a good idea. But some if my family members tak tahan cili. But I can take out their portion first and then add my cili :)

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    4. Owhh ye...that' true...in my family members pon ramai yang tak tahan cili, but my daughter can handle it. SO Yuss selalu kena buat option yang last tu...tak kacau sesiapa, i can enjoy myself with all the cili, then lepas tu sakit perut...LOL...!!!

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    5. Hah! Hah! PH pun sakit perut when eat too much cili padi!

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  15. Phong Hong, this homecook spaghetti is yummy, just put what we have and what we like.

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    1. xing hui, I like to cook easy things especially when I am busy and can't spend too much time in the kitchen.

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  16. Yes, just improvised what you have at home. I loved stir-fried spaghetti too!

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    1. Nice to know that you love it too!

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  17. This looks divine! I have never made fried spaghetti, but yours looks so good, I definitely want to try!

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    1. Cathleen, do try it! Sounds like Chinese takeout, huh?

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  18. Run out of idea? You always stock up a few cans of the pork trotters for fried bee hoon, ok? :D

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    1. Hah! Hah! Sure thing, Alvin! I cooked the pork trotters bee hoon yesterday for a family gathering, this time with cili padi and the works!

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