Since moving to Hawaii, I’ve had to learn to venture out and try new things, like sushi, dim sum, and curry. Sure, those dishes were available in my homeland of Southern California, but the predominance of asian restaurants here has challenged me to reach beyond the Mexican and meat & potato dishes. My husband started to forget where he lived, so I started buying things like asian noodles and curry.
I’ve tried a few recipes on Pinterest, but this one is a combination of the best methods I’ve tried. When venturing down an unfamiliar isle of the grocery store, you have to know what you’re looking for. Thankfully, most packages are also written in English, but if your stores are more authentic, this is what rice noodles look like. For more information, check out this awesome article: The Serious Eats Guide to Shopping for Asian Noodles.
Vegetable or Meat Curry
If you’d like to add meat, I recommend chicken thighs. You can either cook meat ahead of time, or include in the sauce, just add 10 minutes to the cook time, and it will be very important to bring to a boil first before simmering. Check to make sure chicken is fully cooked.
This is one of our favorite because it’s so tasty with the rice noodles, but can also be served over jasmine rice instead. Add your favorite veggies like sliced red peppers or broccoli. I’ve even included small chunks of pineapple for sweetness. (Pineapple with chicken is my favorite!)