I'm a newcomer to cooking, and I want to learn and get better. I got a wok and cooking stuff for Christmas
My parents want me to cook but I don't know what to make with what O bought. Sadly I didn't have a recipe in mind when I bought stuff.
How can I make a ramen or a stir fry with what I bought? Can I make ramen in the wok or should I use a big soup pot like I usually use for stews?
Recipes and general tips for what I have would be super appreciated
Shoyu ramen noodles
Yaki soba noodles
Chow mein noodles
Black tiger shrimp
Hondashi bonito soup stock
Furikake sesame, nori, bonito topping
Various utensils and cooking stuff every kitchen has (eggs etc)
seems like a simple enough meal just cook the ramen and throw in the meat and veggies, you can put the noodles if you like and put a little bit of the spices at a time until you like it, that way it's not too overpowering
I ended up winging a stir fry after looking up several recipes
It tasted pretty good. The rice was a little undercooked, but the shrimp was well marinated. They were so crunchy though, I've never had such crunchy shrimp. Is it because they were fresh, or undercooked, or overcooked?
Forgot to take a pic so screenshotted my story.
stop being such a weeb
also, woks are shit unless you have stoves specialized for them, because otherwise they don't heat properly (curved bottom)
crunchy shrimp: did you leave the shells on?
asian people never EVER eat noodles with rice.
But they don't brown their vegetables in restaurant stir fries.
Anyway, I'm definitely not making any authentic cuisine, but the result is crisp vegetables which are cooked through and taste good, so I'll continue doing it my way.
the only reason they stir so damn much in traditional stir fries is that if they didn't, it would burn because their stoves get so hot.
do what you enjoy tho, as long as it tastes good.
>your stove isn't hot enough to properly stir fry (even if it's gas).
This may not be true. I have a 12.5k BTU burner on my stove, and if I let my cast iron wok sit on it cranked for a minute or two I'm at a pretty good heat.
The most important thing about cooking is that it tastes good, but if it looks like shit it's not that appealing when you cook for others. Brown/grey food is not that fun to eat.
Try garnishing a bit more and add some more colours to your food. Red, green and yellow vegetables are great for this.
Also peel your shrimp m8