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
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.