How to cook Hakka Egg Noodles

Frozen Steamed Egg Noodles

 DO NOT oversoak       Do not refreeze after thawing     USE within 3-5 days of thawing (unopened)    
 Do not pull noodles apart before following the instructions below

1. Microwave (900W)
Pierce 1-2 holes in bag and microwave on full power for 3-5mins (500g) or 8-10 mins (1kg) or until easy to separate. (Microwave ovens may vary; adjust timing accordingly).
Noodles are now ready for use. 


2. Thaw in refrigerator 
Thaw noodles in refrigerator before following instructions (a)(b) or (c).

a) Microwave (900W)
Pierce 1-2 holes in bag and place in microwave. Heat on full power for 1-1½ mins (500g) or 1½ - 2 mins (1kg) or until easy to separate. (Microwave ovens may vary; adjust timing accordingly). Noodles are now ready for use.

b) Blanch
Open bag and submerge noodles in a bowl of boiling water. Slowly untangle the noodles with a fork or chopsticks until separated then remove from water and strain. Noodles are now ready for use.

c) Boil in bag
Submerge entire packet of sealed noodles in a pot of boiling water until noodles are easy to separate. Empty noodles into a bowl and separate with a fork or chopsticks. Noodles are now ready for use.

 If not using immediately, (a) Run noodles under cold water or (b) lubricate well with vegetable oil to prevent sticking (recommended), before storing away for later use.


Fresh Uncooked Egg Noodles

 Cook small amounts at a time (200g) in a large pot of boiling water as noodles need room to move around 
to prevent under cooking or clumping    
 DO NOT oversoak

Bring a large pot of water to a full rolling boil. Open bag and submerge loosened noodles in boiling water. Stir quickly and frequently, separating noodles with a fork or chopsticks for 1-1½ minutes or until just cooked (similar to concept of 'al dante' ie firm but not hard). Remove from water and immediately place under cold water (to prevent further cooking) then strain. Separate any clumping noodles.

Noodles are now ready for use.

 Lubricate well with vegetable oil if not using within 10 minutes to prevent sticking (recommended), before storing away for later use.