COOK the noodles for 3 minutes then drain under cold water and set aside. MIX together the soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar and water in a bowl. HEAT a wok or large frying pan over a high heat, add 1 tablespoon of the oil and stir-fry the chicken for 5 minutes. REMOVE and set aside. SCRAPE the wok/frying pan clean. ADD the remaining oil and stir-fry the carrot and bok choy for 7 minutes. ADD the cooked somen noodles and stir-fry for 30 seconds. ADD the ginger, scallion and chicken and stir-fry for 1 minute. STIR through the sauce then, while stirring constantly, add the cornstarch paste until the sauce thickens.
Variation: This dish can easily be transformed into Teriyaki Scallop Noodles by replacing the chicken with 12 oz (360g) of uncooked scallops, which you only need to stir-fry for 2 minutes.
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