Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Home made mee hoon kueh 麵粉粿

I only made this once loooong time again and I had the urge to cook it over the weekend since these days, I try to cook at least a meal for her on either Saturday and Sunday.

Here's the recipe to share:
The dough
  1. 500 gm of plain flour + 2 tbsp of corn flour
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 200 ml water
  4. Pinches of salt
  5. 2 tbsp cooking oil

 Mix 2) to 5) in a bowl and stir well. Then pour slowly into the flour and knead it. It took me perhaps about 10 mins to knead by hand. The end result should be a bit of a sticky paste and has a bit of "springiness" to it when you press it in. Cover with either a damp cloth or cling wrap. Leave aside (not in fridge) for an hour.

The soup
  1. 200 - 300gm of ikan bilis
  2. A can of whole mushrooms
  3. A can of button mushrooms which I down to slices
  4. A packet of baby chye sim (or you can substitute with spinach, etc.)
  5. Oyster sauce and fish sauce to taste
  6. Minced garlic (1 - 2 tbsp depending how much you like it)
  7. 300 gm minced chicken with a dash of pepper (I am not a big fan of pork so I used chicken instead)
Heat up a bit of oil and stir item 6) till golden brown then add in 2), 3). When fragrant, I added it to a pot of water (I used a medium size pot) and made the stock with item 1) adding 5) to taste.  I added 4) and then 6) by rolling them into small chicken balls only after everything is simmering over the stove for at least half an hour.

Roll and flatten the dough with a rolling pin (the best option) use your palms to flatten it till paper thin then tear the dough into small pieces and add it to the boiling soup. It is important to get it as thin as you can because the dough bounces back a bit once it is in the soup. If it is not flatten well, it will be a tad hard and too chewy.
When the dough is cooked, add in vegetables. I cannot live without my fried shallots which adds a wonderful flavour to the soup. Then top off with fried anchovies and other condiments which you like (spring onion, coriander leaves, etc.). Serve warm. I add chili padi and a bit of soy sauce to mine. :) Enjoy!

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