i was introduced to the concept of potlucks in Singapore...where my cell mates usually get together for christmas and new year's and being the generous souls they are, everyone brings something premium to share.....but cos we r all quite busy, we usually won't cook the dishes...most probably we'll buy some famous dish from some famous hawker/ eatery...
and over here in adelaide, potlucks are even more regular affairs..usually standard fare for birthdays and any gathering for any reason...i love bringing something different everytime...usually savoury....
here's a really simple one which works really well for a number of reasons..
- minimal cooking involved!! just soak noodles in water and then when they soften, blanch in hot water!!
- vegetarian (dun have to worry about dietary constrictions...non-beef, pork eaters etc)
- low cost!!!
- no heating up required!!
this picture is a single serve in case you are wondering why it looks so small... :)
here's the recipe!!!
Refreshing Mint Noodles
400g rice noodles (mee hoon)
3 dried chili, soaked and finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbs sugar
150 ml warm water
1.5 tbs lime juice
5 tbs fish sauce
2 carrots, finely shredded
1 cup mint leaves, finely chopped
optional: finely shredded wooden ear fungus, 1/2 cup
1/2 cup crushed peanuts, lightly toasted
soak noodles in water then soft.
Blanch in hot water, drain and set aside.
Combine the rest of the ingredients. Add to noodles. Leave in fridge to chill.
Top with peanuts when serving.