One of our favorite dishes from a local Chinese restaurant is "Beef with Black Pepper Thick Noodles". A hobby of mine that started with my mom when I was a pre-teen was to taste things multiple times in restaurants, guess what was in it, and try to recreate it at home....all WITHOUT the help of my new friend, Google!
I found this recipe, bought most of the ingredients and was all set to make it, but my husband excitedly took over from me. I wasn't going to argue. I took it as a chance to sit back and relax on a late Saturday afternoon! We used beef instead of seafood and used up some veggies in the house like peppers, broccoli, baby corn...not sure what else to be honest. I know that we ended up using a bit more black pepper and soy sauce as well as adding a drizzle of sesame oil at the end.
We had enough noodles for him to make another batch the next day with leftover chicken, so we obviously enjoyed this. Note to readers...maybe just double the recipe on the first go!
All in all, this was very close to our restaurant fave. I can see it being made again when I am craving some Chinese noodles. Maybe we can get adventurous and make a few more of our favorite dishes and have a theme dinner....I have always wanted to try and make Egg Foo Young....stay tuned!