Friday, February 21, 2014

Recipe: Chinese fishball noodle soup 鱼丸粉

Most kids love fishball noodle soup, mine included. This can commonly be found in hawker centres around Malaysia. You can also easily recreate this at home, and I am pleased to share this recipe which tastes just like the stall we always frequent! :)

We usually go for kuay teow or tanghoon (glass noodles) when we're eating out, but at home, you can use any noodles you have on hand. The stock is made using ikan bilis (dried anchovies), which is gently simmered for 10 minutes. I am using store bought fishballs and fish cake, but if you want to make your own, go for it. I managed to buy some fat crunchy Ipoh beansprouts too, which are added in at the last minute of cooking.

A bowl of comfort :)

We love it - comforting, nutritious and delicious, all in one bowl!

Baby D loved this a lot, and slurped up all the noodles and soup. 

Crafts we made earlier that morning :)

Chinese fish ball noodle soup 鱼丸粉
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves 2

2 non-fried broad noodles
700ml water
1/2 tsp oil
1/3 cup ikan bilis (dried anchovy), gutted
1 tsp ikan bilis stock granules
A dash of white pepper

10 fishballs
2 fishcakes, sliced thinly
100g beansprouts
1 spring onion

1. In a non-stick saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add ikan bilis and fry for about 2 minutes, then add water and bring to the boil. Once boiling, lower to medium low heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.

2. In a separate pot, bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Add noodles and cook for 3 minutes, until cooked through. Drain and divide into 2 bowls.

3. Using a straining ladle, remove ikan bilis from saucepan (Step 1). Season with ikan bilis stock granules and white pepper. Add fishballs and fishcake,and cook for about 2 minutes. Finally, add the beansprouts and cook for about 1 minute.

4. Ladle soup and other ingredients into bowls. Garnish with spring onion.

Note: You can use any noodle of your choice - kuay teow, meehoon, tanghoon (glass noodles), or yellow noodles. Approx. 110g for 2pax.

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  1. Oh i love fish balls, have you tried a brand named Mushroom before? Their fish balls are beyond amazing! Try to search AEON Jusco and see if you could find any :D

    1. Thanks for the recommendation, will look out for that brand and try it when I see it :)

  2. fish ball noodle soup is a favourite for my family too! i must have different genes for this cos i've never really been a fan, ever since childhood, but i enjoy watching my family members enjoy their bowls! your recipe looks very tasty :)

  3. Yen, this is light and refreshing! I love fishballs that are firm and springy. And the beansprouts have to be crunchy. Slurps!

  4. I'm a bit sick at the moment and all I want right now is a bowl of this soup! :D

  5. That look simple and rather enticing! I'd maybe add some lard :X

  6. haha that's what my mami cook on a weekly basis! i likey simple soupy dish! i will do without the smelly grasses XD

  7. I also love to cook it for my family. Your family sure lucky to have you cooking good food for them.

  8. Very nice bowl of noodle soup! Simple, healthy and delicious!


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