This blog is dedicated to Mum, my greatest mentor. It is a compilation of simple recipes - Bengali, Indian, Burmese and Continental, among others. All of these recipes have been tested in my kitchen. Most use everyday ingredients found at your local market, but some use specialty ingredients available at Asian and/or Indian markets. Comments are welcome and members are invited to send in any recipes they would like to share.
Burmese Garlic Noodles with Pork - Hsee Chet Khawk Swe
Stir-Fried Burmese Garlic Noodles with Pork
Hsee Chet Khauk Swe in the Bowl
Hsee Chet refers to the garlic oil which is used to stir-fry and garnish this dish. Pancetta is a fatty bacon that the Italians use in pasta. Like fish sauce, oyster sauce and bacon, pancetta is highly salted, so please taste the noodles before adding any salt.
Ingredients (serves 2)
6 oz. bacon or
2 tsp. garlic oil
Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 onion, peeled and diced
8 oz. fresh lo mein noodles
Tbsp. fish sauce
Tbsp. oyster sauce
variety of vegetables such as bean sprouts, broccoli, shredded carrots and peas
Romaine or Iceberg lettuce or cabbage, thinly shredded
4 Tbsp. deep fried onions
2 Tbsp. deep fried garlic
1. Mix noodles with fish
sauce and oyster sauce & set aside.
2. Heat a skillet and
brown the pancetta or bacon.
3. Sauté the diced
onions for about 3 minutes.
4. Stir-fry vegetables
in the same pan, along with pancetta and onions.
5. Add noodles, mix well
and remove from heat.
6. Stir in shredded
lettuce along with fried onions & garlic and transfer to two bowls.
7. Garnish each bowl
with garlic oil, fish sauce, lime, cilantro and roasted chili flakes.