The first step in cooking fried bihun/rice sticks noodle is to soak it in room temperature water for at least 10 minutes.
Ingredients: Serve 2 people
1 layer of rice stick noodle
1 medium size eggplant. I am using the variegated color eggplant.
1 large yellow onion
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon shrimp paste (belacan)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 cup blended hot pepper
1 cup shredded carrots
3 tablespoon cooking oil
salt to taste
garnish with some flat leaves parsley.
Dice finely the onion.
Dice finely the eggplant. I leave the skin on.
In a big wok or pan, heat the cooking oil on medium high.
Add onion and eggplant. Let it sweat out and saute for 5 minutes.
Add blended hot peppers.
Add shrimp paste ( belacan). The aroma is very strong. You might want to open all windows in the house.
Add soy sauce.
Stir an egg. Let it all cook for another 5 minutes.
Salt to taste.
Drain the rice stick and add to the pan the soft rice stick noodle.
Sprinkle with some chopped flat leaves parsley.