Mystery of the pink noodles

This afternoon, as I walked into the kitchen, I saw the maids rolling dough to make noodles.

I did a double take. The dough was PINK IN COLOUR.

I said, “Pink??”

The reply came: “Green also!” And that was when I spied pink and green dough balls sitting under a cloth-covered pot.

I ran back into my room to plurk this discovery.


After a while, I realised that I needed some photo evidence, so I ran back into the kitchen to take some photos.

By that time, the dough had been nicely noodled.

Pink and green homemade noodles

I posted the photo on both Plurk and Facebook.

Many people wanted to know what the noodles tasted like and what made the colour.

Well, obviously I couldn’t tell because they weren’t even cooked yet at that point of time.

Fast forward to dinner time. Mystery solved!

After cooking, the pink noodles turned brown.

Pink and green homemade noodles

The green noodles remained green.

Pink and green homemade noodles

So it turns out that they’re just made with normal flour. But beetroot and spinach juice, respectively, had been used in place of water to produce the colour.

Homemade zha jiang mian (bean and meat sauce noodles) for dinner! This is the “sauce” that goes with the noodles:

Pink and green homemade noodles

Sichuan peppercorn oil is used optionally to add some spice.

Pink and green homemade noodles

By themselves the noodles taste like normal noodles. You can’t taste the beetroot or the spinach.

But the whole thing is yummy! I had over two servings of that. =P

Eric is absolutely going to kill me tomorrow when I show up for my gym session. Eric is my personal trainer at California Fitness and he reads my blog.

Say goodbye to Sheylara, people.

15 thoughts on “Mystery of the pink noodles

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    What a disappointment! I thought that the noodles would stay pink! But must say those noodles look really delicious! I want some too

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    tvbaddict: So mean lah, you… Never support me. :P You rally your WoW friends for my event already or not??

    Monster: Yeah, quite sad, I thought I could eat pink noodles! But it was delicious still. :P

    Stan: Get what?

    Mince Pye: O_o

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    Looks delish! You had me at “Sichuan peppercorns”. Homemade noodles!! The best! Do you eat like this every day? No wonder the gym is calling… *runs away*

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    @Jesta: I dun tink confession will help against someone who takes pleasure in torturing our poor Sheylara….

    @Sheylara: I guess I won’t be seeing any new post for the next few days….

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    In Indonesia, I always eat the multi colored mie pelangi (pink, green + yellow)
    They add some vege or herbs into it.

    The full name of the dish is mie pelangi ayam jamur.

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    Pink? Green? I have had green noodles before, but pink? PINK?

    I suppose it’s ok becasue they are brown after cooking, but….PINK!!!

    I think you need to give Andrew Zimmeran a call. Bizarre Foods has a new show to do in Sinapore!

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    Jesta: Is that the latest trendy thing to do? Gym confession? :P

    tiger4: Heheh…. I survived. :P

    starm|st: Haha. I guess people don’t usually use beetroot juice to make noodles. :P

    Relax: Sounds yummy! I wonder if they have it in Batam. Cos the only Indonesia place I ever visit is Batam. :P

    Hillary: Awww, you’re sweet! :)

    Realliveman: You have to admit the noodles looked pretty in pink! :P

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