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.