Noodles are a very versatile dish; in Brunei, we can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sometimes, you want something quick, delicious and easy for breakfast. For this recipe, an amber to dark coloured sesame oil is suitable. This 3-ingredient Fried Sesame Noodle recipe is great if you wanted to make a quick breakfast snack for a single serving. Any kind of thin noodles you prefer is suitable for this recipe. My mom left me a bottle of sesame oil before she returned to Brunei; she uses sesame oil to flavour her dishes quite often.
炒麻油蛋面 Chao Ma You Dan Mian (Sesame Noodle Omelette)
This dish is actually inspired by a (highly addictive) Taiwanese drama series called 料理校高生(Love Cuisine). More about the show here. I can’t remember which episode to be exact; the culinary teacher (head chef) used Angel Hair pasta. A little elementary school student meekly wanted to talk to the head chef since it was his birthday. So, I tried to re-create it the next morning.
I had two stove-top burners running at the same time: one for boiling the noodles and one for frying. I was able to make 3 servings this way rather efficiently.
My then 7 month old didn’t quite like sesame noodles since sesame oil has got a strong taste. That’s okay though — more fried sesame noodles for me! I added light soy sauce to mine before serving. You can opt to add soy sauce to the noodles to season before adding the eggs, if you would prefer!
Art loved Pad Thai too (he’s a noodle monster) when we were dining out. The Odehlicious has a great Pad Thai recipe using rice noodles.