My cat tried so hard to wake me up between 6 am and 7am this morning. Damn it, it’s Sunday. I really wish that my cat knows it’s Sunday, not Monday, and I don’t need to get up so early. Besides, my body didn’t want to get up. I played golf yesterday. I haven’t moved that much for a long time. My body is really sore. I finally woke up at 7am. I gave my cat his food and water. I made Chicken Congee for breakfast, did a load of laundry, cleaned the bathroom, and I talked to a friend on the phone. Actually, not a bad thing to get up early. I got a lot done before noon. My friend was telling me that her nutritionist told her that she needs to lose weight. Her nutritionist said her ideal weight is 111 pounds. I’m like WHAT??? She’s 5’4″. I don’t know how much I weigh since I got too scared to step on the scale. But my clothes don’t lie, they are getting tight. Some people may let themselves buy bigger size clothes. I refuse to do that. I usually go to McDonald for my Sunday lunch, and ordered a grilled chicken sandwich combo with supersize fries! But today, I stayed at home and made a very simple lunch. I had Choy Sum with Oyster Sauce, and some noodles. Choy Sum is a very common Chinese vegetable. I like it a lot. You can stir fry it with some garlic sauce and salt, and it would be very yummy. Or you can cook it in boiling water, drain, and add oyster sauce to it. I choice the latter to cut down the oil. I cooked some noodles to go along with it. The noodles was about 200 calories. So I think my whole lunch was probably like 300-350 calories or so. I can deal with that.
Ingredients (serves 2):
- Choy Sum, two small bunches (like two handfuls, or 4-5 stalks per person)
- Dried noodle, 2 packs (1 per person for small serving portion)
- Oyster Sauce, 2 Tbsp
- Soy sauce, 2 tsp
- Sesame oil, a few drops (Optional, I didn’t use it)
- We need to wash the vegetable first. It’s important. You don’t want to have Choy Sum and Dirt Sauce… hehhehe… Fill up a pot of container with cold water, soak the Choy Sum in the water. Shake it a little bit. Disgard the water. Repeat it for one more time. Drain the vegetable. Put it aside.
- Boil a big pot of water. Use high heat. When the water boils, put the vegetable in the pot. Let it cook for 2 or 3 mins. You can put a teaspoon of oil in the water. I skipped this to cut back the fat. Turn off the heat. Remove the vegetable and put it on a serving plate. Drain a little bit to get rid of any excess water in the vegetable.
- Use a pair of scissors, cut the vegetables into halves length-wise.
- Now cook the noodles. I don’t mind putting the noodles in the same pot of water since it is only veggie. You can boil a separate pot of water if you prefer. Turn the heat to high. When the water boils, put the dried noodles in the pot. Use a fork to separate the noodles in the pot. Let it cook for 3 minutes or so. Turn off the heat. Disgard the water. Put noodles in a drainer. Run the noodles under cold tap water to get rid of the starchy taste. Drain well.
- Put the noodles in a serving plate. Put it in the microwave for 1 minute to heat it up a bit.
- In a small bowl, mix the oyster sauce with soy sauce. Pour it over the vegetable and noodles.
- Optionally, add a few drops of sesame oil to the noodles. I skipped this too since I am totally cutting back on any oil for this lunch.