Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mee Rojak (Vegetarian)



Picture went bonkus/kaput. Don't ask me why? Already stressed up deciding what to cook for the day, then making this mee rojak vegetarian (homemade curry meecurry mee vegetarian) until picture slipped of my hands. No worries though everyone. Recipe is good as ever. How can I let you down? Never ever will I share a half past six recipe to cheat any of you. Never. Not in my vocabulary. Okay? Okay. What's mee rojak then? Gravy made with potato, peanuts and vegetable stock, assembled with yellow noodles, boiled egg, taugeh, tofu pok and mint leaves. My version lah as always. Never too I believe is copying because "you are born an original, don't die a copy"(John Mason to quote). For a non-veg version, add chicken/prawn stock and top with chicken meat, fish balls, fish cake or anything else you like or I have aplenty non-veg noodle dishes at "Laksam Noodle". 


Ingredients
For the gravy/sauce
1 tbsp dried chilli paste (blended/grounded dried chillies)
5 shallots - sliced thinly
Spices - 2 sticks of cinnamon and 1 star anise
30g (1/4 handful) roasted semi-crushed peanuts
1 (about 80g) potato - boiled, remove skin and mashed
1 piece assam keping (dried tamarind)
1 liter vegetable stock 
Salt to taste

Other Ingredients (estimates)
Yellow mee/noodles - blanched to soften
Boiled eggs - sliced into two
Fried flat brown tofu pieces - sliced
Bean Sprouts/taugeh - blanched
Mint leaves - for garnishing

Method:
When oil is heated, sauté shallots.
Add chilli paste and spices.
Fry till aromatic and oil splits. 
Pour stock, add tamarind and season with salt. 
Simmer till heated through. 
Add mashed potatoes and crushed peanuts. 
Stir and keep it simmering. 

To serve -
Assemble noodles, eggs, tofu, bean sprouts and mint leaves in a bowl.
Pour gravy over and serve immediately.
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11 comments:

  1. drooling~~~~~ X3 this look spicy! and I love spicy food~~~

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  2. Awesome. I bet its even better than the stuff at the food stalls :) Buzzed!

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  3. Hi everyone,
    adjust the spicy taste according to the taste you prefer.

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  4. Not a fan of vegetarian food but love spicy food and this one looks good!! =`)

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  5. am not really fond of mee rojak. Now I feel like eating Indian rojak pulak near Kanna there :(

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  6. Yum, this has many of my favorite things in it!!

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  7. The pictures transported me to the dreamy street food market :)

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  8. Love that close up shot, it makes me crave for it more

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  9. Delicious! I love road-side stalls of "street food". Thanks for another great one!

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  10. I suppose the type of food each of us like varies but its good to go vegetarian sometimes.

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  11. Another amazing recipe that makes me so hungry and will love a plate now.

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