Thursday, March 18, 2010
Mee Goreng Melayu, Malay Fried Noodle
I have been craving for mee goreng (meaning fried noodle in Malay) ever since I made my last batch of sambal tumis. This simple dish is a perfect choice as I still have no motivation to cook anything too complicated. There are many versions of this well known dish and this is one I 'learnt' from a Malay vendor back in Cameron Highlands (you will be surprised how much you can learn by standing in front of a blazing wok). This is quite different from mee goreng mamak prepared by the Indian muslims in Malaysia, which I'll blog about that a little later. If you haven't started making your sambal tumis already, do it soon as I will be using it in many more delicious dishes! Nasi lemak anyone?
P.S I'll be posting more simple "one dish" meal like this in the coming weeks as the tummies' kitchen will function differently for a while.
serves 4 as a one dish meal
800 g of hokkien noodles , blanched
300 g of bean sprouts
300 g of prawns, shelled
5 fried tofu fuffs, sliced
1 bunch of choysum or bokchoy, cut into 3" lengths
3 spring onions, cut into 3" lengths
1 tomato, cut into wedges (optional)
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 heaped tbs of sambal tumis
2 tbs of dark soy
1/2 cup of chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
2 large chillies, sliced
extra sambal tumis
Prepare the ingredients and place everything near your stove.
Don't forget the sambal tumis , if you haven't made any do it soon!
Saute garlic til lightly brown then add the prawns, fry for a minute then add sambal tumis, soy and chicken stock.
When the sauce returns to a boil chuck in the tofu and vegetable and continue to cook for a minute. Finally add the blanched noodles and cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes. Finally add bean sprouts and spring onions, mix well and turn off the heat.
Serve immediately with extra sambal tumis and a wedge of lime on the side.
A very simple but delicious one dish meal, might be a good change from your usual pork chow mien?