Egg Hakka Noodle

Slam Books.. remember??? ­čÖé I think we all remember the fun that we had in creating and sharing the slam book. I used all those different designs, colors and stickers on my slam book to make it look the best. Then, I would crack my head to come up with questions to put in that slam book, only to┬árealize┬áthat most of us have the same questions for me too ­čśÇ

Questions like favorite color, favorite actor, and many more such ‘favorites’ and one of them was favorite food/cuisines. And most of us would have a common answer to that.. Chinese. Yes, we all loved Chinese food! I still feel that we Indians just adore Chinese food and in India, you can find at least one Chinese restaurant in every seven mile radius. Although, there are other cuisines as well but somehow, Chinese food has made a special place in our heart.

 

Even though I am saying┬áChinese, the restaurants in India mostly make Indo-Chinese┬ádishes.. with tons of flavor. When I┬átraveled┬áto Beijing for the first time, that’s when I┬árealized┬áhow different authentic┬áChinese┬ádishes are and they both are amazing in their own way.┬áHakka Noodles is one of the most popular Indo-Chinese dish that you will find in every┬áChinese┬árestaurant in India and it tastes so very comforting.

An interesting fact that I learnt from internet today:┬áHakka is the term that refers to a certain community in China, who are basically settled in the province of Fujian. These people are very conservative and simple. A wide number of people moved to remote parts of the world to seek opportunities, established themselves and thus, lead to the spreading of Hakka culture, tradition and cuisine. First Hakka settlement started in Calcutta and that popularized this type of cuisine giving it an Indian touch and thus, it lead to the beginning of ÔÇŁIndo-ChineseÔÇŁ version of these dishes.


It’s a quick and easy dish to make and you don’t really need any side dish with it : ) I used egg noodles and because I love egg so much, I used ┬áhard-boil eggs too.

This serves 3 to 4

Ingredients :

  • 2 packets hakka noodles (I used egg noodles but you can find other varieties in any Indian or┬áChinese store)
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 big onion, thinly┬ásliced
  • 2 carrots, grated or cut into very thin slices
  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 2 large hard-boiled eggs
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs finely grated ginger
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 tbs dark soya sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbs sambal oelek chili paste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oil

Directions :

Using a food processor, grate tomatoes, ginger, garlic and chopped chillies.

Once done, pour it in a bowl and mix lime juice and chili paste to it. Keep it aside.

Cut the hard-boiled egg in half and fry it in a pan with some oil. It will take about 3 minutes on each side. Once done, keep it aside as well.

In a wok, heat some oil and add the sliced onion. Season with some salt and pepper. Cook┬áuntil┬áit’s golden brown.

Add the carrots, bell pepper and cabbage and then, cook for another 10 minutes.

Add the tomato mixture, that you had made earlier, to the wok.

Pour soya sauce, sugar and mix properly. Let it cook for another 5 minutes.

In the mean time, boil the  noodles in some hot water with some salt and few drops of oil. It should take a max of 3 to 4 minutes to boil them to a perfect texture.

Drain the noodles and add it to the wok .

Mix it properly, check for salt and add if required.

Pour it in your plate, place the fried eggs on the side and garnish it with some chopped cilantro.

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I had forgotten all about slam books. Ha! This dish looks simply delicious. I’m hoping to try my hand at it soon!

Hmm very interesting and delicious with all those flavours!

Priya says:

Stunning clicks, hakka noodles are always my fav, never say no to them, wonderful platter..

tigerfish says:

You can make really great Chinese noodles too! As a Chinese, I adore Indian food. How interesting…:) of course, I don’t cook Indian food that well.

Priti says:

Looks so fab …adding egg is nice idea

Karishma says:

Thanks for yet another different recipe, Kankana…always make hakka but without this paste (haven’t heard of it here)…something new…will try it out!

Nandini says:

Yummy! This is so good! I wish to have this with manchurian for dinner…

Joanne says:

Haha well the “Chinese” restaurants here make bad Americanized Chinese so, to be honest, I’d much rather have Indo-Chinese! This looks so delicious!

And ah, yes. The days of slam books. Good stuff.

Loved the clicks..looks totally delicious..

Vimitha says:

I have some hakka noodles in my pantry… gonna try this… Looks so tasty…

Krithi says:

I have always wanted to try hakka noodles but never knew what flavors to infuse for making it chinese. Yours super-pretty dish gives me some ideas!
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I want some of that! I’ve never made these noodles before, but I’m headed out to the grocery store today…I think I might pick some up. Looks delish!

Tanvi says:

Slurrp…yum! Its been a long time I made hakka..dinner tonite fixed.Looks so yummy!All these are such childhood favorites..and will always remain golden recipes.Have a nice weekend grl!

Oh my..Kankana, this looks so delicious! Very interesting post about Indo-Chinese dish. We make Chinese dish like Japanized Chinese in Japan too, and I’m making my Chinese husband eat that. =P He tells me how “different” it is. LOL. Anyway, I like how you browned the hard boiled eggs. Very detail work. Pictures are always awesome! Have a great weekend Kankana!

Okay… the picture you have of the fork is unfair. If I could grab that fork from screen I would. This looks amazing. I love the eggs. Your pictures are really beautiful. : )

Swathi says:

Love this noodle recipes, as it contains colorful veggies. Can you put the follower icon, so that i won’t miss any post.

You always have the most interesting recipes… I love all of them!

I love this dish because it’s a meal in a bowl, packed flavor. I love all the veggies!

Kristi

Sarah says:

this is my fav meal and snack. In fact we just had last night for dinner ­čÖé Though i end up adding scrambled eggs. Looks like its a great idea to add boiled eggs too.. And yours look scrumptious and yummy!

Yummy and tempting clicks! You can replace sambal oelek with blended dry chili for better taste…

jay says:

looks divine..first time here..you have a lovely collection of recipes here..great clicks..
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shabs says:

Yum!!!!! I absolutely love noodles and this looks so good , I am literally drooling looking at your pics and the fried eggs , just yummm!!!

Anncoo says:

WOW Kankana! I think you can cook better than me. I like how you prepared this noodle, looks so pretty and delicious ­čÖé

Tes says:

Your noodle sounds really flavourful! Definitely better than hakka noodle I get around here ­čÖé

briarrose says:

Beautiful dish and it sounds incredibly tasty. All those yummy veggies and spices mixed with pasta….a comfort food to be sure.

I am in complete drools over this even if I am not big on eggs- awesomely effective pictures ­čÖé

Kankana, the colors of the dish look so beautiful! I’ve had no idea Chinese dishes were so popular in India! ­čÖé Thanks for sharing ­čÖé

Manu says:

Hehehe I know… Chinese food is really popular in India and it is actually a cuisine of its own… I have eaten at a Chinese restaurant in Mumbai and it was an amazing experience: so many flavors! I just loved it (and guess what? Before that experience I had never been a big fan of Chinese cuisine)! Lovely dish and great clicks… as always! ­čÖé

Last pic is killer lady, and slam book reminds me of the day at school, those colourful book and answering same question for everyone…nostalgic!!
Hakka noodles my chinki friend prepares for me…i never asked how is see here ­čÖé

I would’ve never thought of frying a boiled egg! What an interesting dish.

sonia says:

Hi kankana, The noodles are looking so appetizing. beautiful pictures, wud shortly try ur version of the noodles. Have a great dayÔÇŽ.Sonia !!!

Aldy says:

Hi Kankana, This lovely dish looks wonderful! I can imagine the whole flavors mixed together. I’m sure it would be a wonderful dish to taste ­čÖé

Have a great day,

Aldy.

Don’t know much about slam books, but I do know a lot about egg hakka noodle… YUM! Yours sounds amazing…so flavorful!

I think that Indo-Chinese is one of my favorite types of cuisine! Hakka noodles are always delicious. Your version sounds great!

This looks amazing! Never seen a hard-boiled egg fried like that.

Ameena says:

Slam books…talk about a blast from the past!

This looks delicious, I agree that I’ve never seen a boiled, fried egg before. What a cool idea!

delicious looking noodles fabulous and colourful meal

This is so inviting and your pics are just worth drooling…yum

aipi says:

Totally echo your sentiment about Indo Chinese ~ I started to miss it so much that more often then not I make it at home and rarely go out for Chinese anymore. Indo Chinese rocks so does Hakka noodles ­čÖé
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Lin Ann says:

I didn’t know that about Indo-Chinese food. And I’ve never heard of Slam books. I’ll have to look into that. Thanks for sharing all this wonderful information! You did a lot of research and wrote a great post. Your dish looks and sounds really amazing!

Lakshmi says:

Its calling out to me ….. looks delish !!!

sally says:

My husband loves noodle dishes–especially Chinese noodle dishes! I’ll have to give this recipe a try.

Juliana says:

Kankana, your eggs noddles look fabulous…it is almost lunch time and I wish had these noodles. Love the color of this dish. Have a wonderful week ­čÖé

Faith says:

Noodle dishes are so comforting, and this one looks flavorful and delicious! I love the addition of egg too!

It’s past midnight and looking at your photos I am getting hungry!:))))
What a great recipe and presentation is fantastic too! Thanks you so very much for sharing!!!! I love itttttt!!!!

after trying quite a few hakka nooodle recipes, i love this one ! made it and the sauce gives it a tasty flavor. will make it again for sure. thanks for the recipe ­čÖé