Thursday 23 October 2014

Mee hoon kueh recipe

Finally some time to jot in our favourite mee hoon kueh recipe.  Almost a weekly appearance in our home dinner menu. It's quite some work to preparing and cooking it, but everyone loves it. Little Js too! It's a recipe I learnt from an Aunt who came to see us.

Mee Hoon Kueh Recipe (Serves 4 to 5)

300 gm plain flour
2 tbsp tapioca flour 
1/2 tsp salt (I omitted)
1 egg (lightly beaten)
3 tbsp cooking oil
120ml water

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You may portion into smaller lumps and set aside
100g ikan billis
100g soya bean
2 litres water
drizzles of shallot oil
Salt to taste 
(For richer taste, you may use ikan billis stock granules) 

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Ikan billis and soya beans
200g  minced pork (Marinate with soya sauce, salt and sesame oil)
About 15 prawns
Bunch of Chye sim

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You may add or replace with other choices
Fried Shallots
Fried ikan billis (no head) 
(I fry shallots and crisp ikan billis in the microwave. Save some shallot oil for the soup)

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I think these are a must!

Steps for dough
1. Mix plain flour, tapioca flour, salt, egg and oil. While kneading, add in water. Continue kneading till smooth. I used a dough mixer to ease my arms. 
2. Keep in covered container or cling wrapped. Set aside for at least an hour before cooking.

Steps for soup
1. Boil ikan billis and soya bean for about 45 minutes. Add salt to taste. 
2. You may use stock granules for richer taste. So then, watch the salt. 

Cooking for individual portions:
1. In a small pot, ladle in some soup for boil.
2. Pull and tear the dough into small thin pieces, and drop into the pot. Stir occasionally to ensure they don't stick.
3. Add in prawns and pork. Cook till meat is ready and dough floats.
4. Put in chye sim. Cook a little more and it's ready!
5. Serve hot with garnishing and chilli. Chilli padi with lime and soya sauce is simply good.

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Pulling and tearing into small pieces looking like these
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Just so yummy!

And a friend asked me to try the kids' version. We did it this way, and they loved it! At least they worked for food.

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Swimming mickeys and minnies

Have fun playing and exploring with this soupy dough! 

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