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I’m most comfortable in familiar settings with people I know. In a social environment with strangers when I should mingle with the crowd, I’m like a fish out of the water. As a naturally shy person, this territory is rather scary at times even when I’m an adult. Thankfully, with this blog, I have a confidence boost to express my thinking freely without being afraid of judgement…most of the time, the Internet is also a scary place!
Yes, you are reading and listening to an introvert. I appreciate you and thank you for sticking with me.
I’m not sure how I developed this personality when my mom strives in a social environment (she was a lawyer). At times, it seems I’m boring, unable to eloquently converse with others naturally. Perhaps, if I had 15% of my mom’s extrovert trait, I would have less anxiety in certain situations. But I think I turned out pretty good! Our personalities are what make us who we are. We work to improve and better ourselves each day. This is why when I’m in the kitchen, I’m in my element and it is a tool for me to step out of my shell.
Being in the kitchen really opens my eyes to another world. I’m comfortable in it. I love food! I love to eat! And the idea of playing around in the kitchen excites me as opposed to being passive. Being in the kitchen, and sharing my ideas on this blog, I’m a better me each day!
Along the way, noodles have become my obsession. I love noodles, all shapes all sizes. Noodles can be served with a whole bunch of toppings. Or noodles can be simple with just soy sauce and still taste amazing (in my opinion, of course).
This noodles dish represents my wisdom and philosophy in the kitchen: simple but never boring. The mixture of fish sauce, oyster sauce and garlic together is a flavor volcano! Top if off with your favorite protein and enjoy!
Simple Garlic Noodles
The best garlic noodles, hands down. This recipe is quick, easy and use all ingredients you have on hand.
- 10 oz thin spaghetti noodles
- 6 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 tablespoon scallions (chopped)
- 2 tablespoons each fish sauce & oyster sauce
- 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 egg cook to your desire ( I love sunny side up)
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed peppers
- 1/2 teaspoon everything bagel seasoning.
Prepare noodles: Heat up a big pot of water until boil. Add in spaghetti noodles and cook until soft, do not over cook. Drain the noodles under cold water and set aside.
In a wok or a medium skillet over medium low heat, add in oil, and butter. Once hot and butter starts to melt, add in garlic. Let the butter infused with the garlic, stiring frequently to avoild garlic from burning.
When the garlic is cooked, turn heat up to medium. Toss in the noodles, fish sauce, oyster sauce and parmesan cheese. Let the noodles cook with the garlic for a few minutes, soaking all that flavors. Transfer to a plate and serve with your favorite toppings. Garnish with green onions.
Adapted from Little Spice Jar