Stir Fried Glass Noodles, Cabbage, and Tofu
Stir-fried food is something straightforward and easy to do in Thai cuisine like this "stir-fried glass noodles, cabbage, and tofu. This recipe is one of my favorite dishes that I like to cook during the week. Why? Because the ingredients for the recipe is easy to find, and it can be done quickly.
I'm not a vegetarian, but once in a while, I cook a meat-free meal. Honestly, with this recipe, you can choose pretty much any protein you like. It doesn't have to be the tofu, but FYI the tofu tastes really good for the recipe. But if you're not a fan of the tofu because of the taste or texture, I recommend chicken, pork, beef, or shrimp for your choice of protein.
When I was little, in Thailand, my grandma liked to cook stir-fried glass noodles with cabbage and pork for us with a little bit of garlic and fish sauce. That's it! That's all she put into her recipe, and I loved it. For my version, I add some tomatoes and green onion for the taste and color. My grandma hardly added any sugar in her food. Growing up with her I tend to have the same taste of the food she had. We don't favor sugar as much as the others in Thailand. When I cook my food, I like to add some vegetables or fruits that are sweet like tomatoes.
To make the glass noodles, cabbage, and tofu recipe
The good thing about this recipe is that it requires only nine ingredients, and all of them are easy to find at every grocery store. To cook the glass noodles, cabbage, and tofu, we need glass noodles, cabbage, fried tofu or firm tofu, tomatoes, green onion, garlic, the golden mountain seasoning soy sauce, regular soy sauce, and olive oil.
First, you need to soak the glass noodles in cold water for ten minutes. Then slice the cabbage into long strips, and cut tomatoes, green onion, and tofu in bite sized pieces. Next, turn on the stove on high heat and heat the olive oil. Add the minced garlic and cabbage, stir fry for few minutes then add the glass noodles. Turn down the stove to medium-high when you add the glass noodles. When the noodles are soft, or the color changes to transparent add the tofu, tomatoes, green onion, seasoning soy sauce, and regular soy sauce. Keep stir frying for 4-5 minutes, and it's done.
Here's the recipe!
- 1 cabbage (about almost 2 lbs.), cut it into long strips
- 16 oz. fried tofu or extra firm tofu
- 4 bundles of glass noodle, soak in cold water 10 minutes before cook
- 4 tomatoes, cut wedges
- 7 green onions, cut 2 inches long
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 minced garlic cloves
- 2½ tbsp golden mountain seasoning soy sauce
- 2 tbsp regular soy sauce
- Heat olive oil in a wok on a high heat.
- Add minced garlic into the wok, follow with sliced cabbage and drop a few drops of soy sauce on them.
- Stir fry the cabbage for few minutes then add the glass noodles and turn down the heat on the stove to medium-high.
- Cook until the glass noodles turn to transparent then add tomatoes, green onion, and tofu.
- Season it with regular soy sauce and golden mountain soy sauce.
- Keep stir fry for 4-5 minutes or until the tomatoes, and green onions are cooked.