I really like this idea of doing some detox for now.  I am really thinking that I should stick with my idea of having no meat for breakfast and lunch for couple of weeks and see if I feel lighter. LOL… I love meat and it is difficult for me to go without meat for a whole day, but I can try having meat once a day.  My coworker has followed some detox diet for 3 weeks or a month, and she lost some weight.  I asked her how many pounds she lost, and she didn’t know.  She said she can tell her clothes were loose.  I wish my clothes were loose.  I gained so much weight (plus didn’t exercise for so long) that last year’s clothes are getting tight 🙁  It would be nice if I could lose a few pounds. Hehehhehe.  I made a no meat version of Shanghai Fried Noodles today. Shanghai Fried Noodles that I tried at some Shanghai restaurants usually have meat in it like pork or chicken.  They were tasty. The only thing that I didn’t like was the amount of oil they used. It felt like they put a cup of oil or so.  These days, I cook everything with spray oil.  You know, every little bit counts 🙂  and I’m desperate to lose weight.  Shanghai style noodles are fresh noodles.  You can get them from the refrigerated section of a Chinese grocery store.  They look like Japanese Udon noodles.   I just added whatever I had at home.  Like fried rice, you can be creative and add whatever ingredients you prefer.  I added some fresh shiitaki mushrooms and chives.  It was pretty yummy 🙂


Shanghai noodles. They look like Japanese Udon noodles
Shanghai noodles. They look like Japanese Udon noodles
Add mushroom, onion and garlic first
Add mushroom, onion and garlic first
Add shanghai noddles
Add shanghai noddles
Add seasoning and chives
Add seasoning and chives
A no meat version of Shanghai Noodles
A no meat version of Shanghai Noodles

Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • Shanghai Noodles, 1 pack about 16 oz
  • Fresh Shiitaki mushrooms, about 10-15 pieces
  • Chives, a handful (sorry, I didn’t measure)
  • Scallion, 2 stalks
  • Onion, 1
  • Garlic, 2 cloves
  • Dark soy sauce, 1 Tbsp
  • Light soy sauce, 1 tsp
  • Water, 1 Tbsp
  • Chinese cooking wine, 1 Tbsp
  • Sugar, 1 tbsp
  • Sesame oil, 1 tsp
  • Salt, a dash


  1. Cut onion into strips, put it aside.
  2. Finely chop the garlic, put it aside
  3. Cut chives into 3-inch length long pieces.
  4. Cut shiitaki mushrooms into strips. Put it aside.
  5. In a large frying pan, spray cooking oil.  Use high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic. Stir fry it for 2 or 3 minutes.  Add light soy sauce.  Mix it well and fry it for another 2 minutes or so.
  6. Spray a little bit more oil to the pan.  Add noodles.  Fry it for 3 minutes.  Add cooking wine, water, soy sauce and sugar.  Mix it well.  Turn the heat down to medium.  Let it cook for 3 more minutes or cook until the noodles look soft.
  7. Add chives.  Mix it well for 1 minute. Turn off the heat.  Add scallion and sesame oil.  Mix it well.  Serve hot.

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