The flat noodles were one of the most popular items at our favourite Chinese restaurant in London’s trendy Kensington Gardens.
It’s also one of those things you’ll always need to remember about when you go home.
“You’re really looking forward to having them, but I remember one of our managers, he was like, ‘Don’t have them, I’ve got a flathead in the fridge,’ so I had to get one,” said Katie.
So did we, we bought a couple of them and now they’re the standard for every home dinner table in the UK.
The flathead noodles are a staple of Chinese menus across the world, but the Chinese word for ‘flathead’ comes from a word that means ‘soup bowl’ in Chinese.
“We like the flathead because it’s crispy, it’s soft, and you can put a couple on top of something for a dip,” explained Katie.
We’re not the only ones who have had the opportunity to sample flathead-style noodles in their home kitchens.
A couple of years ago, we went to a Chinese restaurant to try them out and we were so impressed that the owner was able to whip up some in a short amount of time.
The dishes were so good that we ended up ordering them again.
“It was just such a nice experience, and it’s such a good thing to do, it makes your kitchen feel more comfortable,” said Sarah.
If you’re planning to go out to dinner one night and want something that will go well with your rice, flathead is your go-to option.
They’re a versatile, tasty and healthy dish that can be served with everything from chicken to seafood.
“I like to have a few on top, like a couple steamed chicken wings on top or some tofu pancakes or a whole chicken with rice on top,” explained Sarah.
It may be a little bit of a trickier to find, but you can also try cooking flathead with tofu, broccoli or some other greens.
“They’re really easy to make and you just need a small amount of ingredients and you don’t have to be a chef, it really is a lot of fun,” said Kat.
If your family has a special occasion coming up, you might want to try making a Chinese-style dish using flathead.
It has a unique flavour and a little more crunch to it than a regular flathead, and has a lot more of the sauce and flavour of a traditional flathead dish.
The recipe you need for this recipe is easy to prepare.
Just combine the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well.
Then add the noodles to the bowl, and mix well.
It should be a very thick and creamy mixture.
To cook, simply cover the bowl with a clean, damp kitchen towel and let it soak for 30 minutes.
“If you have a big pot of water in the sink, put it on low to start cooking.
But if you’re using a stovetop, I’d recommend putting it on high to cook your rice,” said Kate.
“When it’s ready, put the dish on top and let the rice soak for a couple more minutes.
If it’s still too dry, add more water and bring to a boil.”
When the rice is cooked through, add some vegetables and stir well.
You may need to add more liquid if the noodles are too dry or the sauce is too thick.
The noodles will cook in about 15 minutes.
You can then add your favourite toppings and serve.
To prepare for the main course, the dishes we served included chicken and noodles with rice.
Katie and Sarah both loved the noodles, which were very light and crispy.
“The chicken is soft and fluffy, and the noodles were really light and soft,” said both Katie and Sara.
“There was just a little sauce in there and they were really good,” added Katie.
The rice also came together well, and we had a big smile on our faces when we tried it out.
This recipe makes enough noodles for a bowl of rice, which will be ready to eat on the go.
You might want the noodles in the next meal, but it will keep well for about a week.
“That’s really good, the sauce will stay in the noodles and be really delicious, and when it comes time to eat it, the noodles will be soft and crispy, and that’s what we really want for a side dish,” said Sara.
You’ll find the recipe for this dish at the bottom of this post.