1inchginger piecethinly sliced and cut into straws
1medium carrotpeeled, trimmed and cut into matchsticks
1cupthinly shredded cabbage
1small zucchinispiralized or cut into thin strips
2cupscooked thin Chowmein Noodles*
1teaspoontamari or light soy sauce
1teaspoondark soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
2spring onionsfinely chopped
Sea Salt flakes to taste
Furikake and Shichimi Togarashito serve
Heat the grapeseed oil in the wok on high. Add ginger, carrot, cabbage and zucchini. Stir fry for half a minute, tossing constantly until all the veggies are glazed and starting to soften.
Add the noodles to the wok. Add tamari (or soy sauce), dark soy sauce, white vinegar, ketchup, Sriracha, white pepper and spring onion. Stir fry for a minute or two, tossing constantly until everything is thoroughly coated in the sauces and heated through.
Taste and see if you need salt. Adjust accordingly. Remove from heat.
Sprinkle with Furikake and Shichimi Togarashi. Serve immediately.
Cooking Noodles - You can use dry Chowmein/egg noodles or ramen noodles or thin egg noodle pasta for this recipe. Noodles can be cooked as per packet instructions - usually in a pot of rapidly boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Once cooked, drain the hot water and rinse in cold water several times until the noodles are cold, the starch has been washed off and each noodle strand is silky and separate. At this point in time, if you aren't going to cook the noodles straight away, store them in a bowl of cold tap water until ready to use. When ready to stir-fry, drain and use.Furikake - Furikake is a Japanese seasoning often added to rice and grills. It consists of toasted sesame seeds, nori, salt and sugar. If you can't find Furikake, add a teaspoon of toasted sesame seeds and a teaspoon of crushed nori (seaweed sheet).Shichimi Togarashi - A Japanese seasoning blend, Shichimi adds a depth of flavour to a finished dish. It usually consists of Japanese red pepper flakes, hemp seeds, white and black sesame seeds, nori (seaweed), ginger, poppy seeds and orange peel. Its fine if you can't find it, just sub with sesame seeds and nori instead.