Ingredients & Cooking Directions for Vegetarian Stir Fry Noodles (Hủ Tiếu Xào Chay)
Estimated Servings: 4
Step 1: Fry the Tofu
1 cup cubed firm tofu
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Turn your heat on the medium-high and add the oil into a wok or large pan. Fry the tofu on all sides until they turn golden brown. Then remove the tofu from the oil and drain on top of paper towels.
****Make sure tofu is completely dry before frying to prevent oil splatter.
Step 2: Prepare the Noodles
10 cups hot water
1 package tapioca sticks or tapioca rice noodles (1 bao hủ tiếu dai)
Add your tapioca sticks into the hot water and allow them to soak for about 30- 40 minutes until they soften.
Step 3: Make the Sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon vegetarian oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
Add in the soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar into a bowl and stir everything together until the sugar completely dissolves. Then set it aside until it is ready to use.
Step: 4 Stir-Fry Time!!!
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
½ cup chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
3 cups chopped baby bok choy
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup julienned carrots
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon mushroom seasoning
Turn your stove on medium-high heat and add some cooking oil to a large wok or pan. When the oil is hot, add in your garlic and onions and stir-fry them until fragrant. Then add in the vegetables and mix them up. Now add in the soaked tapioca sticks and stir fry everything to combine the ingredients. Pour in your sauce that you made earlier and toss everything up and make sure the sauce coats all of the noodles and vegetables.
****At this point, if your noodles are too dry, you can add in some water 1 tablespoon at a time to get the noodles to your desired consistency. My noodles were the consistency that I wanted so I did not need to add any water.
After stir-frying everything for about 5 minutes, season with salt, pepper and mushroom seasoning. Finally, add in the fried tofu and cook everything up for another minute or until the noodles and vegetables are completely cooked.