I have not been feeling well lately. It started last Monday when I woke up with a heavy head and a slight sore throat. In the past (prior to the Covid-19 pandemic) this would be dismissed as (the common) flu.
In today's terms, any fever and headache accompanied by sore throat, cough or blocked/runny nose, will raise an alarm. These symptoms are possible indications of Covid-19 infection.
So I stayed home and did a self-test. Negative. Phew! But this may not be conclusive and I repeated the test the next day (by which time I was feeling much better) and it was again negative.
Last weekend I was craving for mee goreng, a spicy fiery one. So I took out my ready made chili paste which was in the freezer and defrosted a packet of sliced beef.
I used two tubs of the chili paste which consist of red chilies, onions and garlic. When I made the paste, I just agak-agak the amount of ingredients used.
Chili is basically for the spiciness, so just use as many or as little as you like. Onions and garlic are for the nice aroma and flavor, I think whatever proportion you use, you won't go wrong.
I seasoned the beef with some baking soda (to tenderize the meat), oyster sauce, light soy sauce, pepper and cornflour. After 15 minutes or so, I cooked the seasoned beef briefly in hot oil and set them aside.
Cooking is easy. Just heat up some oil and saute the chili paste until aromatic, the add in the spring onions. Once they are wilted, add on the noodles and stir. I also added some kicap manis. Once everything is well mixed, add in the cooked beef slices and stir some more.
Siap! Dish out and serve.
Oh my God! Sedap eh! Podeh eh! As if not enough thrill, I squeezed some tomato sauce and chili sauce to make it even more syiok.