Meatless Mondays #31 – Tempeh noodles for one

What a week! I am glad that it is almost over. It has been a bit of a rough ride with a project launch. I just find it difficult to fall asleep when there are a millions things to do and I’ve this feeling that something may go wrong while I’m in lala land. My eyebags are reaching my chin and I feel 10 years older.

My unwillingness to sleep can also be blamed on the multiple late nights that I stayed awake during the World CUP, Wimbledon and Tour De France. I need to get back into my proper sleeping pattern again. But wait….. the EPL is starting soon!

Mister has been away from most part of the week so I am pretty much home alone. I kept this week’s meal very simple and took whatever that is in an empty refrigerator and made something.

sunflower and pepita tempeh

sunflower and pepita tempeh


  • 2 packets of tempeh (Pepita and sunflower)
  • 100g of vermicelli, soaked
  • 200g of frozen peas (or fresh if you have any)
  • 400g of carrots, diced
  • 21/2 tbsp of light soy sauce
  • 1tbsp of mirin
  • 20g of fresh ginger, julienne
  • 2 red chillies, finely sliced (optional)
  • 150ml of vegetable stock
  • Salt for seasoning
Wok noodles

Wok noodles


  1. Soak the vermicelli in warm water. Allow it to soften. Set aside
  2. Add ginger and chillies into hot oil. Fry till ginger is lightly brown. Add the tempeh and allow to brown on all sides. Then stir in the carrots. Add 150ml – 200ml of stock. Cover and allow the carrots to soften. Takes about 5 mins
  3. Uncover and add in the softened vermicelli. Stir it around to loosen. Add the mirin, soy sauce and fresh peas. Combine everything together. Add more liquid if required
  4. Serve hot with chopped coriander and some sambal on the side if you love the heat!
Marinated tempeh with carrots, peas and vermicelli

Marinated tempeh with carrots, peas and vermicelli

I am looking forward to a nice weekend with catching up with my friends that are coming over for steamboat! And also seeing a dear friend that has just returned for a visit. Now, this has actually place a smile back on my face :)

What do you cook when you are home alone for the week?

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