For a quick and easy weeknight meal, try this delicious dish with the chewiness bite of the noodles complemented with the crunchy texture of the rapini and flavourful profile of the imitation crab meat combined with savoury teriyaki sauce sure to satisfy noodle fans alike!
¼cupgreen onionsfinely sliced, 1 tablespoon set aside
½cupsoy seasoning sauce(or regular soy sauce)
2tablespoonsmirin(or rice vinegar)
1tablespoonblack chinese vinegar(optional)
4literboiling watersalted (1 tablespoon)
1.8poundswide wonton egg noodles*
4tablespoonscooking oil2 tablespoons set aside
3cupsGai Lanrinsed and chopped
2cupsimitation crab meatshredded
In a non stick frying pan on low heat, toast sesame seeds for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown, stirring continuously. Let cool for a few minutes. Add seeds to a mortar and grind with pestle to release aromatic flavour and oil of seeds. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl.
Add soy sauce, mirin, sake, black vinegar, chili oil, green onion, brown sugar and minced garlic to sesame bowl. Stir well to combine and set aside.
In a large pot, bring water with salt to a boil. Fluff egg noodles with fingers to loosen up before adding to boiling water. Cook noodles for 2 to 3 minutes or until al dente. Drain (don't rinse) and transfer to a large heat proof mixing bowl. Mix 2 tablespoons Oil into noodles to prevent from sticking.
Add 2 tablespoons oil to a large Wok (or frying pan) on medium high heat. Add garlic and fry until fragrant and slightly brown (1 minute).
Add Gai Lan and pinch of salt. Sauteé for 5 minutes, add teriyaki sauce and shredded crab meat. Keep stirring and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and add into bowl with noodles. Mix well until everything is combined.
Divide into 4 serving bowls (or plates), garnish with green onions and a wedge of lime to the side. Serve while hot.
Fresh Wonton Noodles can be found in the fridge section of any Asian grocery store. Usually in 400g trays.Mirin, a sweet and tangy rice wine. Can be found near the vinegar section at asian grocery store. (can be substituted with rice vinegar ). A key staple in Teriyaki sauce.Black Vinegar is an aged vinegar with notes of malt and smoky flavour. Also found in asian grocery store by the vinegar section.Toasted sesame seeds take the time to toast your own sesame seeds. It will add more flavour to your sauce. Soy Seasoning Sauce, I like to use the Seasoning Soy sauce (such as Maggi in a cone cylinder shaped bottle) instead of regular Soy sauce as it's packed with more flavour with less sodium and is meant for stir fry etc. If you prefer to use a dark soy sauce or regular soy sauce, that is fine too. One thing to note is if you're using less sodium soy sauce you may need to add a bit more salt to your teriyaki sauce. (season according to taste preference)Chili Oil, substitute with sriracha or any other hot sauce you like. Adjust the amount according to taste. It can also be omitted completely if you prefer no chili heat to the dish No ingredients to make Teriyaki sauce from scratch? No problem! Store bought Teriyaki sauce will work too. Use 3/4 cup to 1 cup of the sauce and add 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Imitation Crab Meat Found in the frozen section of asian grocery store. Thaw the meat 30 min prior to cooking by leaving on the counter or gently thaw in the microwave. Remove from individual plastic wrap and pull the meat apart with your fingers. If you are substituting with shrimp or meat, be sure to follow step 4.Protein Should you choose a different type of meat to cook with the noodles, the order in which you cook this will be slightly different. (crab meat is pre-cooked and does not need long to cook). For step #3, if using shrimp or meat (such as chicken, beef or pork), add this in after the garlic is fried. Sauteé until it's 75% cooked through, then add Gai Lan and a pinch of Salt. Cook for another 5 to 7 minutes and add in Teriyaki sauce.Substitute Noodles such as instant, egg or chow mein, follow package instructions to pre-cook the dehydrated noodles but make sure to undercook so that you can stir fry the noodles with the sauce and ingredients