Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hokkien Char Beehoon Mee

Char (fried) Beehoon (thin rice noodle) Mee (yellow noodles) one of the easiest and fastest noodle dish to make. It's a full complete meal, with a little bit of carbs, protein and vitamins - all in one dish. It's also one of the most common dishes you can find at parties/gatherings/pot lucks in Malaysia. Not only is it easy to whip up and affordable to make, you can also pretty much serve it anytime of the day, be it breakfast, lunch, dinner or even supper! Here's how you make it.

Start off by heating some oil in a large pan or wok. Once the oil is hot, throw in some chopped garlic.

Next, add in some sliced pork balls. If you do not like pork balls, you could add in fish balls, fish cakes or shrimp balls too.

Then, add in some straw mushrooms. This is optional. If you like, you may also use shitaki mushrooms.

Stir fry the balls and mushrooms for a bit, then add in some thin chicken slices that has been pre marinated with some soy sauce and pepper.

Once the chicken is almost cooked, add in some jumbo shrimp.

Stir fry all the ingredients together. Next, in goes the noodles. You can also use just one type of noodle, be it the yellow noodles or rice noodles, it's entirely up to you.

After mixing the noodles with the rest of the ingredients, add in the soy sauce mixture. It's actually one part dark soy sauce, two parts premium light soy sauce and some water.

Allow it to simmer and cook for a bit.

When it's almost done, add in some green leafy vegetables. You can pretty much use any green leafy vegetable, like mustard greens or baby bok choi. I used some baby bok choi tops.

Stir fry for another few minutes and we're done! One huge wok of char beehoon mee!! I think it's enough to feed at least 8-10 people. Just dish it out into individual plates and we are set to dig in. I served it with a side of sambal belacan (chili paste with toasted shrimp paste), just like how Penang people would eat a plate of Hokkien Char Beehoon Mee...mmm mmm mmmmm :D

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