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

  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.

  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! :)

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

  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?

  6. HIya, thanks for visiting the murtabak post, I shall email you shortly so it can enter the muhibbah round up:-)

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

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

    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.

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

    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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