Friday, November 02, 2007

Thunder Tea Pasta

Thunder Tea Pasta with Deep-fried Temeh
Improvised from Thunder Tea Rice - the Famous Hakka Cuisine, the paste that used for the soup can be used for fried rice and pasta too. For this recipe, I like angel hair pasta a lots, because it does not required lots cooking time.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 8 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 200g angel hair pasta, cooked
° 1 tablespoon olive oil
° salt to taste
° pepper to taste (optional)
° ½ teaspoon green tea powder (optional), or to taste
° 1-1½ teaspoons roasted/toasted white sesame seeds
° 1-2 red chilli padi, sliced
° some pine nuts (optional)

Thunder Tea Paste
° 25g basil leaves (stems removed before weighing)
° 25g mint leaves (stems removed before weighing)
° 25g coriander
° 1 slice ginger
° 60ml water

1. Place the basil leaves, mint leaves, coriander, and ginger in a multi-chopper with 60ml of water. Blend well and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a wok over medium heat and fry thunder tea paste for a moment.
3. Stir in the cooked angel hair pasta. Season to taste with salt, pepper and green tea powder. Toss evenly and divide between individual serving plates.
4. Sprinkle some sesame seeds and pine nuts on top. Garnish with red chilli and serve immediately.


Anonymous said...

wow, look yummy,
may I know where I can get the green tea powder & thunder tea paste? Any particular brand that you wld recommend?

Anonymous said...

hihi...juz wondering is yr dialect ~ hakka?? cos i see that you hv a few traditional hakka recipes...cheers SF

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...


Thank you.

Cold Storage sell green tea powder by Ten Ren Tea Co Ltd - 225g for around $12+, but i have not try that yet.

I am using the bakable green tea powder from phoon huat -- 20g for around $2.80.

Thunder Tea Paste, i don't think anyone sell. You will need to make your own, very simple, just that you will need some time plucking the leaves from the basil and mint.

Cheers :)

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...


Yes, I'm Hakka (who can't speak hakka now) but i didn't get the chance to eat most of it when i am a non-veg :)

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