Friday, March 16, 2012

Enter the Chinaman Wok Hei Spaghetti?.........

My daughter has been telling me for quite some time already that the spaghetti in a coffee shop near her school is very tasty. So, one day, I went there with her and see how the stall owner cooks it. He fried the spaghetti with high heat in a wok which resulted in nice 'wok hei' (wok heat) smell. The sausage is deep fried in hot oil. No wonder, my daughter likes this spaghetti with sausage very much.  ha ha ha!

Actually, if you have eaten spaghetti in western countries or maybe in high end Italian restaurants, it has a very distinct fresh tomato taste and aroma. Basil, oregano, olive oil and parmesan cheese are often added as well for additional flavours. The original spaghetti dish have very mild flavours and many asians find it not suitable for their taste buds when they first try it. You might not taste these original flavours on the first bite but if you try a little harder to savour the natural herbs and ingredients flavour, very soon you will learn to enjoy these yummy Italian fare......

Enter the Chinaman  Wok Hei Spaghetti.....ha ha ha! Therefore, most of the spaghetti we get here have had their recipe tweaked a little to suit our asian taste. The sauce has very much stronger flavours which masked the natural tomato flavours and taste. Furthermore, you can find that the sauce also has more salt in it! Some might also add in chili sauce or cili padi (bird eye chili) which will kill the natural flavours. lol!

Chinaman or not........I love this 'Wok Hei' spaghetti.......ha ha ha!

12 comments:

Small Kucing said...

yes, wok hei is very important especially in noodles dishes like CKT, Hokkien mee and things like that. If i see the hawker fry CKT tarak krang krang krang and using big fire ..my impression is the CKT not nice jor

Sheoh Yan said...

The spaghetti that you cooked look more healthy than this wok hei. Once in a while I would cook spaghetti for my girls, but now i prefer fry bee hoon.

yvonne said...

Oh yes, I like this wok hei spaghetti too! Will consider cooking for my kids brunch, kekeke...

Hayley said...

I'm not really a fan of spaghetti.. But don't mind having it once a while la ;)

Have a nice weekend!

[SK] said...

i actually think the fried spaghetti ala chinese, is a lot nicer than the conventional tossed spaghetti~~

suituapui said...

Yum. I like cooking spaghetti our way!!! But not my daughter! She=e would only eat spaghetti the Italian way - I would think it is not as nice that way. Maybe that's because I'm old - so old school! LOL!!!

foongpc said...

Do you know how to make tom yam spaghetti? Or spaghetti asam laksa? Cos I have eaten once before and I love them!!

Pete said...

Foongpc : Interesting idea, will try it out..

Christine said...

looks and sounds like a great spaghetti dish!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Everything food cook with wok hei, sure yummy .I think if we Malaysian go to Italy and taste their spaghetti , most probably we will not like it, hahaha .

FiSh. ohFISHiee said...

a different style of spaghetti indeed :) they should try the aglio olio version as well

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lena said...

maybe next time can try wat tan 'spaghetti'! ..maybe nice!!

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