Scrambled Eggs with Glass Noodles

17th July 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital

Glass noodles or pronounced in Cantonese – “Fun See”, in Hokkien – “Tang Hoon” is one of the common ingredients typically found in Chinese Cuisine. Glass noodles is a type of noodles made from starch (such as mung bean starch).

While glass noodles seems lighter and transparent than rice vermicelli – “Bee Hoon”, they have about the same amount of carbohydrates. Glass noodles is an alternative source of energy for your body if you are bored with eating rice and Bee Hoon. However, glass noodles has lower amount of protein compared to Bee Hoon.

Consuming high-protein foods such as eggs is crucial for cancer patients because it can help to heal tissues, prevent muscle loss, and reduce the risk of infection. Cancer patients are also advised to maintain their body weight and keep their energy intake high.

Eggs can be paired with glass noodles in a single recipe. This will create a meal provides both protein and energy.

There are many variations of scrambled eggs with glass noodles created, but the most common version shall be filled with shredded carrots, onions, spring onions and mushroom. Optional ingredients are crab meat or crab sticks, black fungus, red chilli.

Recipe:

Scrambled Eggs with Glass Noodles

(serves 2-3)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 medium-sized red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk spring onion, thinly sliced
  • 2″ carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 4-5 dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked to soften, hard ends trimmed off, thinly sliced
  • 50g glass noodle, soaked to soften, then drained
  • 4 eggs, size AA, beaten, sprinkled with salt and pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil

Method:

  1. Heat up cooking oil in a large non-stick skillet.
  2. Add in red onions and sauté for 5- 10 seconds.
  3. Add in mushroom and carrot, stir fry for another 15- 30 seconds.
  4. Pour in water and bring to boil.
  5. Scatter in the glass noodle and cook until 1/4 of the water is left in the skillet.
  6. Pour in the beaten eggs and spring onions.
  7. Set the eggs for 10- 15 seconds before tossing everything to mix.
  8. Stir-fry until the eggs are cooked and dried up considerably.
  9. Remove from heat and serve.