Stir-fry

bangonthedoughagain

#1

As in, y’know, our generic take on them. Unquestionably has the worst good:bad ratio of any home cooked dish. Think i’d go so far as to say they’re shite. A twat’s idea of a good dish, and i’m a quarter Chinese.

File somewhere alongside baseball (shit) and Robot Wars (shit).


#2

what’s the generic take on them? really not hard to make a good stirfry.


#3

Definitely eaten (and made) my share of bad ones.

People always cram way too much stuff in the wok at once - then it’s not hot enough and they end up slowly steaming everything


#4

I like veggie ones as long as there are no water chestnuts or mushrooms, can’t stand their textures


#5

Foodtwat.


#6

Threadtwat.


#7

Just stir fried some veg to have alongside grilled fish. Find it hard to get a mix of meat/noodles/veg right, always ends up a gloopy mess


#8

Water chestnuts are utterly pointless.


#9

You’re going to love this one, 'd: had chilli in the canteen at work the other day. Bit down on something with a bit of a weird texture:

Yep, they put water chestnut in the chilli. There were several pieces, so I don’t think it was by accident.


#10

good as a vehicle for cashews and soy sauce


#11

Not a fan, not a fan at all. Think it stems from my mum making awful ones when I was younger.


#12

yeah but it’s easy


#13

Yeah when I was a student and clueless about everything my housemates and I used to cook “stir fries”. Not one person in my house of seven could cook a decent one. Just a salty gloopy mess in a shallow frying pan made with those ready sliced vegetable packs from tesco locals. Put me off them for five years.

Now that I’ve got a proper wok and a repertoire of well practiced recipes… I still fuck up about a quarter of the time, you’re completely bang on


#14

Very easy to go wrong with stir fry, and even if you do everything right the results are never more than simply quite nice. Probably have it around twice a week, that said.
Usually sprinkle black sesame seeds on top and pile pickled ginger in the middle to razz it up a bit. And kicap manis as well


#15

I like them.

I’m so-so at making them, but my girlfriend is ace.

I think the key is to soften the noodles and veg separately, and then combine them all at the end, but that might be wrong.


#16

Doing a stir-fry has become less and less popular over the years hasn’t it? I remember doing them loads in the early 2000’s. An exciting world of Blue Dragon sachets, back before the Polish infringed on the World Foods aisle.


#17

I’m getting much better at them. M&S do fresh wholewheat noodles and Udon noodles now which are both vegan and only £1. I love them.

I make the sauce a little while in advance to let the garlic work (just soy, garlic, ginger, chilli and water) and I usually just do broccoli and asparagus


#18

Doin a stir fry tonight.

Chicken. Egg. Chuck your veggies in. Throw the noddles in and whack a blue dragon in.

Done. Reasonably interesting dinner in 10 mins.


#19

I have never eaten a home-made stir-fry I have actually liked.

My least-favourite dinner option by a long chalk.


#20

Glad we agree.

Whatever ingredients you go for, however long you cook it - just tastes of oil and burn.