Thursday, November 13, 2008

Almost Mee Siam... to Fried Bee Hoon

I call this Almost Mee Siam.... because it was SUPPOSED to be Mee Siam.. but it didn't taste like commercial Mee Siam... I can't say I'm disappointed though.. it tasted different but still pretty good... in a strange way.... Its just NOT Mee Siam! Its... ALMOST Mee Siam.. hahaha... *ok enough rambling...*

Why did todays' food turn out different? Well, instead of getting Prima Premix as some of my mommy friends recommended. I totally forgot to grab some at Cold Storage earlier this morning so I hit back home at the wet market only to find that there was no Mee Siam premix sold there. The dry food store aunty who sold sauces/pastes insisted that the assam fish paste was highly recommended as Mee Siam base. Oookay.. so I tried. -.-''

Whats needed?
1 Pack of Assam Fish Paste or Prefereably next time Prima Mee Siam Premix
1 tablespoon of Tau Cheo... aka Brown bean paste
1 teaspoon of Chili Sambal
1 teaspoon of Plum Sauce
4-5 dashes of White Pepper
6 small limes
About 1 cup of boiled water or more.

Heat all the above in a saucepan till fragrant ie maybe 3-5 minutes. Slowly add water and stir till you get the soupy consistency you want. Squeese the limes into the soup, stir & leave to sit till serving time.

Other ingredients include:
7 pcs of Tau Pok *toasted in the toaster*
5 Eggs *fried as omelette*
Fresh Red & Green Chili *sliced*
Bean Sprouts *blanched*
Fried Onions
Plain Bee Hoon *soaked in water & boiled till cooked & strained/put aside*

When all are ready, combine all ingredients and scoop in soup base & serve.


UPDATE: I was sure that the girls would not have appreciated the "special Almost Mee Siam sauce" so I changed dinner for them to Fried Bee Hoon with Pan Fried Pineapple instead.

Panfried some luncheon meat cubes. Made some omelette and wacked it up into little pieces. Threw about 6 cloves of minced garlic, about 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce, 1 teaspoon of light soya sauce, 2 cubes of Knorrs Chicken cube and about 6 dashes of white pepper. Pour in about half cup of water and mix. Add in the plain cooked Bee Hoon and mix everything up till everything is well blended.

The Pan fried Pineapple was just chopped up and seared in the pan till it was lightly golden & topped the noodles hot. Its a different way of having pineapple and added quite a nice savoury & sweet bursts to the noodles.

1 comment:

Spank-A-Lot said...

Looks delicious. Though if u added a bit of sugar to the assam fish paste, it would have enabled you to serve it to your friends :). Ahhh mee siam, a typical dish that blends sour and sweet for a heavenly treat.