Rasamalaysia.com is a great resource for Asian food. The blogger not only has really great authentic Malaysian and Chinese recipes, she also links recipes from other Korean and Japanese food blogs that’s tested by her. It’s a really great website to find Asian recipes that’s certified good.

A noodle recipe that I really like to make is Char Kuey Teow, which is Malaysian sauteed street noodles. Ingredients are cooked over high heat in a Wok along with a fiery chili paste made with both fresh and dried chilis. Timing and proper heat is crucial to the success of the recipe so it’s important to have all the ingredients prep-ed and ready assembly line style for the fast paced cooking.

One ingredient that the recipe calls for is Bloody Cockles, which is a type of clams. You can find these frozen in-the-shell from asian supermarkets. Once they are thawed, you can open the shells and extract the meat.

The Wok needs to be very hot, and you have to be ready to dedicate the next few minutes only on cooking, since it’s easy to burn the ingredients by just leaving the wok for a few seconds. The garlic is cooked first, then the shrimp and chinese sausage. The vegetables and noodles are added along with the egg. When you add the chili paste, it’s a good idea to add a little in the beginning and add more later if you really like spicy. It’s easy to go overboard on the spiciness so be careful.

The Noodles can be slightly blackened but still al-dente.

The other recipe I decided to try along with the noodles is a Soft Shell crab bun recipe from David Chang. I found this recipe in nymag.com and I have to say that it was just so-so. I didn’t have time to make the buns by hand so I bought some frozen ones from the local asian supermarket.

The soft shell crabs are seared in some bacon fat, halved and filled into the buns with quick pickled cucumbers and hoisin sauce.

Like I said, the crab bun is just so-so, which could be because the crab I bought were frozen, or that my pan wasn’t hot enough.

Char Kuey Teow Recipe from Rasamalaysia.com: http://rasamalaysia.com/char-kuey-teow/
Soft shelled crab bun recipe : http://nymag.com/listings/recipe/soft-shell-crab-buns/