Sunday, February 24, 2008

Oscar Night Noodles and Strawberries

I didn't watched much network shows lately as there were not many good shows on these days though I was glad that the writers' strike finally ended. But I had to watch tonight's 80th Academy Awards. OK. So I'm a fan of Oscar night. I don't get to watch movies at the big theatre screen as often as I would like these days, and I'm one of those who wait for the DVD to come out as I rather get a babysitter for a long romantic dinner than a movie date with popcorn.

I love to sit down in my favorite couch and admire the beautiful dolled-up people as they paraded onto the red carpet in their best attire, their make-up, the jewellery, and their escorts and I loved the opening monologue and this year that was hosted by one of my favorites, Mr. Jon Stewart.So I made a simple dinner tonight of fried noodles with beef and vegetables and sat down just in time to watch the movie Ratatouille win an oscar. And by the time they flash the recent departed Deborah Kerr (The King and I, and An affair to remember) on the screen, the kids were into these strawberries for dessert.

At the end of the night, the 80th Academy Awards was entertaining with Daniel Day Lewis winning best actor, although I would have liked to see Cate Blanchett win something tonight.

Note: Tried this particular type of noodles for the first time. It's dried, flat, brown noodles made in Hong Kong, and requires soaking in cold water for 2 minutes, draining, and boiling in hot water for 3 mins before stir-frying it. I like the texture, and simply fried them in a little oil and a oyster sauce mixture.


SIG said...

Wow, love to have some of those noodles. I made beef too. And are those training chopsticks for you or the girls? ;) Yes, I caught some of the Oscars this morning.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Delicious! Ahhhh...I spotted the training chopsticks for your kids! :)

daphne said...

ooo.. i like the peas on your noodles.

isabella said...

soooo meelicious & strawberrylicious.

tigerfish said...

The noodles seem too much work. Use pasta noodles...hee hee :P

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Singairishgirl,
Thanks! LOL! Those training chopsticks are for the little ones, but they prefer using their forks!

Hey C,
Thanks! Yes, they picked those up at the store, but they don't like to use it!

Hi Daphne,
Thanks! The peas are added for the little ones.

Hi Isabella,
Thank you!

Hi Tigerfish,
Haha! Good Idea, but I wanted to try this noodles to see how they tasted.