It's Thursday night. You're craving spicy noodles. So you reach for the delivery menu from your favorite Thai place. But wait! Stop! Hold the phone! (Literally.) There are a couple of reasons you don't want delivery.
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Reason #1: Stir-fried noodles are best right out of the pan, soft and steaming. A ride in a car or on a bike will give them a slightly old, crusty texture.
Reason #2: It will take the restaurant way longer to process your order, cook your noodles, and send it to your house than it would take to make the dish yourself. It's about 15 minutes, start to finish.
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Reason #3: You have a wok sitting in a cupboard that you insisted was a "kitchen necessity," and you've never used it. Time to back up that claim and cook up this noodly Thai dish like a pro.
So put down the delivery menu and get to wok! (Forgive us the bad pun!)
Get the recipe: Hot pepper noodles
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