Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mee Siam

Tell me please? I know cooking is a sheer pleasure, however, don't you think that its sort of a challenge as well? Sure. It is. I mean, the first question on our mind is what to cook? More so, cooking considering everyone in the family. Antics of family members I know can drive us up the wall. Then again, tell me please again? Don't you think that we are the reason why, forget about the husbands for the time being, kids fuss about eating. Believe me. Eating habits is cultivated from day one in our house. So, how come then they fuss? I know of kids who are damn irritating. They just won't try anything new, and they have hell of a lot criteria on what they eat or don't? Buffling and ruffling. Kids these days are even worst. Buy them fried chicken, pizza and burgers ever day, oh-my, they will be darlings. Ask them to eat a basic simple home cooked meal, oh-gosh, all hell break loose.

So, parents, stop pampering your kids with food please. Let them learn that life is not about fussing, but to make do with mummy's effort of cooking. By all means, treat them to outside food every once a while, but essentially, they should appreciate a pleasant home cooked meal Noodle dishes (Mee Rojak Vegetarian, Laksam Noodle, Ikan Bilis Noodle Soup, Hokkien Mee, Fried Mee, Vegetarian Fried Mee Hoon & Tom Yam Fried Mee Hoon) are pretty much save. Save for mum and save for the kids. Mums don't have to slog to prepare a wholesome one bowl or one plate nutritious meal, and kids I bet will love the taste. This Mee Siam is one of it. Wholesomeness, deliciousness and filling to the tummy anytime of the day. Mee hoon fried with dried prawns, Chinese cabbage, egg, tofu and chillies. Of course my recipe is just a guide on how a mee siam should be. Do tweet the ingredients as per the satisfaction of family members.

200g rice vermicelli/mee hoon - soaked in water for 1/2 hour and drained.
5-6 Chinese cabbage leaves - sliced into medium size pieces
2 pieces fried tofu - sliced
3 eggs - beaten
5 tbsp oil
Salt for taste
Calamansi lime (as needed)

For the chilli paste -blend/ground/pound
1 handful of dried red chillies - soaked before blending (or as per taste)
3 tbsp dried prawns - soaked for 10 Min's to soften
5 shallots
5 garlic
1/2 inch belacan/shrimp paste (can replace with the powdered version)
*** blend these ingredients for a rough paste with water.

In heated oil, break eggs, scramble, remove and keep aside.
In the same oil, fry blended ingredients until aromatic and oil splits.
(Note; add more oil if needed).
Add mee hoon, season with salt.
Stir and fry to coat mee hoon in the paste.
Put in tofu and cabbage.
Stir and add scrambled eggs.
Stir again and dish out.
Served with calamansi lime.
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  1. oooo thanks for the recipe...will try it out tmw . I dont have the Mee Siam Bihun . Hope the normal bihun would work. Guess, if successful, you'll see it in my blog in a few weks time ...otherwise ...means kaput-ed :p

  2. Ohh lovely. I like mee siam.
    Always thought it's difficult to cook. Now that I saw your recipe... easy :)

  3. Wow what a delicious recipe, this looks fantastic! Love all the flavors! :)

  4. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments, appreciate your feedback if you do try my recipe.

  5. I remember this is one of the firsts food item I tried in Malaysia, I was checked in a hotel then and this is one on the breakfast buffet, I find it odd at first having noodles for breakfast but come to think of it Filipinos eat rice for breakfast

  6. This sounds good! Reminds me a lot of Filipino pancit =)

  7. This looks great! i love rice noodles and when I lived in the Philippines, I enjoyed a dish called Pancit...

  8. Wow, seems this Mee Siam one which is popular at Philippines.

  9. More food than I could possible consume :) But I'd try! Looks delicious! Buzzed

  10. thanks so much each one of you.

  11. What a great recipe! I love vermicelli noodles, it sounds delish! :)

  12. i love mee siam.. simple and delicious :)

  13. Nava, I wanna try your Mee Siam!! xoxo


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