Monday, August 22, 2011

Mee Laksa Goreng Melayu 馬來炒瀨粉 Malay Fried Lai Fun- "Malaysian Monday 51"





It was not meant to be a productive weekend for food blogging as the weather was simply too good to be slaving away in the kitchen. On top of that tummy and both the friends I wanted to see were away, so it was noodles all weekend instead of some of the more elaborate Malaysian dishes I planned to share with them (and you).

I made a Malay style fried noodles with the lai fun (瀨粉, fresh round rice noodles or mee laksa in Malay) intended for laksa Kelantan and a new batch of sambal tumis I made recently for lunch before heading off to the park with a book.

It was my first time using lai fun in a stir fry and it certainly was a very refreshing change from my usual hor fun (fresh flat rice noodles) or fresh egg noodles done Chinese style lately.



serves 2 as a one dish meal
you'll need;
600 g of lai fun (fresh thick round rice noodles)
2 garlic cloves, chopped
6 prawns
150 g of chicken mince
a handful of sliced fish cakes
1 bunch of choysum, cut into manageable lengths
a handful of bean sprouts
2 eggs
3 tbs of sambal tumis 
2 tbs of tomato ketchup
2 tbs of ketchup manis
2 tbs of light soy
1/3 cup of chicken stock
lime or lemon wedges to serve
extra sambal tumis to serve



Prepare the choysum, garlic and fish cakes.



Saute garlic with some cooking oil in a very hot wok for 5 seconds before adding the chicken mince and prawns and fish cake slices. Cook for a minute on high heat.



Add the noodles and seasonings and stir well. Add stock and continue to cook for a minute, stirring from time to time.



Make a well in the centre, add a little more oil and crack in the eggs. When the eggs are half set; throw in the choysum, mix well and continue to cook till the vegetable is tender.



Finally add in the bean sprouts and mix well. Check for seasonings.



Serve with a wedge of lime or lemon and extra sambal tumis on the side if you wish.



It was a meal I throughly enjoyed in the courtyard with my reading materials.




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9 comments:

  1. Love these quick noodle stir-frys! Perfect for a weekday.

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  2. Great weather indeed, there was even a bbq next door from us.
    This looks great and since I have never used this type of noodles before so it is a must try next.

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  3. Yummy! I am too lazy to make my own sambal tumis but I will try this with some packet sambal. I think lou shu fen will work well too! :)

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  4. Looked good. Glad you had nice weather. I was so busy this weekend haven't had a chance to cook anything for MM!

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  5. Love a big bowl of this as my dinner tonight!
    p.s I had a fried laksa dish in KL recently, wondering if you know how to do that?

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  7. wow!! That looks positively delicious. Err..Will it have the same effect if I tried this with normal noodles too?

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  8. shaz@feedingmykidsbetter
    Thanks! I think so too :)

    darren
    Thanks and I think it is pleasant enough to have a bbq too. Please try!

    KL girl in MELB ,
    Shop bought sambal is fine and lou shu fen will work perfectly I agree.

    eliyaezlinalias ,
    Thank you.

    shaz ,
    Thank you. I am sure you are still busy unpacking after the move.

    Yasmin,
    Thank you! I have a rough idea on how to make that and will try and post that soon.

    Jehanne@thecookingdoctor,
    Please do!

    Curious Cook,
    Yeah you may use any noodles you like. The texture of the dish will of course be different if you are using hokkien noodles.

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