Monday, October 19, 2015

Recipe: Soy Braised Mee Hoon (Meehoon Hailam)

I love noodle lunches as they're quick to prepare and cook, and noodles are also one of my favorite things to eat. Everyday, I would try and cook something different; it is good to have some variety as it would get boring eating the same thing over and over again.

This is a simple recipe for Meehoon Hailam, mee hoon braised with dark and light soy sauce, a noodle dish which my mum taught me how to cook. I like adding in a few bruised cili padi for a spicy kick. This is easy and delicious, try it!

Soy-braised mee hoon (Meehoon Hailam)

Soy Braised Mee Hoon (Meehoon Hailam)
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking time: 10-12 minutes
Serves 1

1/2 onion, sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tbsp cooking oil
80g chicken breast, sliced thinly
50-60g mee hoon
A bunch of choy sum
3 cili padi, lightly bruised (optional)
400ml water
6-8 raw king prawns
1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1/2 tbsp light soy sauce

1. Soak meehoon in water for 5 minutes, then drain.

2. In a small saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add garlic and onions and cook for 1-2 minutes, until garlic is lightly golden. Add chicken, and saute for a further 1 minute. Add water and bring to the boil. 

3. Add cili padi, as well as dark soy sauce and light soy sauce. Simmer for 2 minutes, then add mee hoon, choy sum and prawns and cook for a further 2 minutes, until prawns are cooked through. Taste and season with more salt or light soy sauce, if necessary. 

4. Serve immediately.

Note: You can add more cili padi if you prefer it spicier or omit for a non-spicy version.

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  1. Yummm...looks good! Should be great with egg noodles or kway teow too.

  2. another lovely recipe ... and so beautifully plated (or should that be beautifully bowled? heheh) :D

  3. oh looks delicious, at a glance i thought it was a bowl of sarawak laksa. Hehe :)


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