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Dva’s Takeout Noodles
Ready In:20 mins
For the first dish inspired by Overwatch, I had to make a Dva inspired dish. Dva is the character I “main” which means I’m best when I’m her. Dva is a Korean mech pilot and professional gamer in the world of Overwatch.
Dva flies around in her mech, Tokki, with twin guns for arms that have unlimited ammo. She can absorb projectiles using a defence matrix and blast her enemies with a blast of rockets. As a tank hero, she has a decent amount of health and can climb out her mech when destroyed. She can later call it back after an ultimate charge.
Following her animation, we learned a lot about Dva and her friends. In terms of food, we learnt she has a lot of self branded snack foods including takeaway boxes, crisps and fizzy drinks. I decided to build upon the takeaway aspect and create traditional Asian cuisine dish that Dva would have probably enjoyed.
2 Straight-to-wok Noodle Portions
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
4 Spring Onions (thinly sliced lengthways)
2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
150g King Prawns
1 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Soy Sauce
We want this to be a quick one-pan dish so I’ve stated in the ingredients that you should add straight to wok noodles so they can go in with the sauce and ingredients.
As with the Mulan Noodle dish, you can choose your own preference of noodles here. Traditional Korean noodles are collectively referred to as “guksu” and are similar to Rice Vermicelli noodles. Whilst I originally chose a thicker noodle from Japanese culture, the Udon noodle, it’s fun to explore the different varieties and try various textures and flavours when cooking with noodles.
I used cooked prawns when making this, as it shortens the time. You could also add shredded smoked salmon, cooked chicken or diced ham here to experiment with flavours. You can alternately cook with raw seafood or meat, although this will increase the cooking times. If you do use raw meat, make sure to diced it first as this will decrease cooking time dramatically. Stir frying meat shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes.
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1Heat the oil in the wok over medium-high heat. Stir-fry most of the spring onions and all the beansprouts until tender.
Step 2Add the straight-to-wok noodles following pack instructions. Once cooked, add these to your serving bowls.
Step 3Add some extra oil to the wok. Add the garlic, chilli flakes, honey and cook for 2 minutes before adding the prawns. Mix the prawns into the sauce until slightly browned.
Step 4Spoon the prawns onto the noodles then pour sauce over the top. Add the rest of the spring onion on top.
D.Va's Takeout Noodles
- 2 portions Straight-to-wok Noodles
- 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
- 4 Spring Onions thinly sliced lengthways
- 300 g Beansprouts
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
- 150 g King Prawns
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- Heat the oil in the wok over medium-high heat. Stir-fry most of the spring onions and all the beansprouts until tender.
- Add the straight-to-wok noodles following pack instructions. Once cooked, add these to your serving bowls.
- Add some extra oil to the wok. Add the garlic, chilli flakes, honey and cook for 2 minutes before adding the prawns. Mix the prawns into the sauce until slightly browned.
- Spoon the prawns onto the noodles then pour sauce over the top. Add the rest of the spring onion on top.
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