Monday, October 19, 2009

Malaysian Chicken Curry Mee 咖喱雞麵






I decided I needed to make this dish again as the only photos I had were dreary. Something that we will have at sunday lunch, just as you would your roast (with other goodies like curry puff of course). I timed myself this time and it took 1 hour to be precise. My best friend A was here on Friday night to spend a wonderful evening with me drinking, eating and being very relaxed about me taking photos of everything all night :). Not to confuse with laksa which will be posted later in the future.
Please try this and you will thank me for my second effort. This is a family recipe.

serves 6
for the broth
8 shallots
10 cloves of garlic
10 dried chilis, soaked and drained
1 knob of ginger
1 knob of galangal
1 lemongrass, white part only chopped
small pc of shrimp paste, toasted
2 tbs malaysian meat curry powder ( i used burung nuri brand ), make into a wet paste with water
A whole chicken, 10 chicken drumsticks or 3 marylands, cut into pieces
2 1/2 l water
Blend everything (except chicken and water) to a course paste

you also need;
hokkien noodle
rice vermicelli, soaked
bean sprouts, blanched
crispy shallot
spring onion, chopped
mint
corriander leaves
chilis, chopped
hard boiled eggs ( i boiled them for 7 minutes for a soft yokes )
lemon or lime wedges
green beans , blanched
tofu puffs, halved
3 kaffir lime leaves
1 can coconut cream ( Ayam brand only )

Fry blended spices and curry powder with some oil til oil separated.

Add chicken pieces and fry for further 5 minutes.

Add coconut cream and kaffir lime leaves and mix well.

Add water and simmer for 20 minutes...

Add tofu puffs and bring it back to a rolling boil..

Cook noodles for 2 minutes each and place everything in a warm bowl...

Pour curry broth over, with some chicken and tofu of course...

Add toppings and have fun!!!

The picture says it all...:)

11 comments:

  1. this was very delicious and was complemented perfectly with a great dinner companion and a crisp white wine. haha i initially wrote white whine, but we were very upbeat! xx

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  2. yum!!! I love malaysian chicken curry mee. The one you made really lovely. As it's a family recipe, I reckon the taste is authentic!

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  3. We made this last night and it was a great success!!!! Our boys have demanded we cook this again on Friday night. Thanks for sharing your family recipes.

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  4. Thanks darling, next time we can finish the meal off with durian ice cream perhaps? :)

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  5. Hey my cooking hut, It is the taste of childhood, luckily everything can be bought here in Melbourne.

    Hey love to eat, I am so glad you tried the recipe and it was a triumph!
    I'll sharing more recipes so get your shopping carts ready :)

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  6. Curry mee is always my family favourite. It looks so good here. I see that Ayam coconut cream....just best. I can't get it here. The coconut cream here is not as fragrant. Waiting to see your laksa. I'm missing ALL Malaysian food again :(

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  7. where r u , i'll send u some ayam brand coconut cream !!!

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  8. 哈哈!你什麼都要不怕肥嗎?

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  9. Oh yeah...I can definitely do with a big bowl of that right now. Will remember to try your family recipe!

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  10. Towz,
    Please do!! Let me know how it turns out!!

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