Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thai Mee Hoon Kerabu ( Salad)


Mee hoon kerabu literally means "mee hoon salad". The usual type of kerabu we have, originating from the state of Kelantan is made from nasi/rice. Nasi kerabu is amalgamated with a variety of veges, fried fish, salted eggs, grated coconut and other ingredients as well. Kelantan is bordered by the province of Narathiwat of Thailand. I suppose this is the reason why Kelantanese food is influenced by the tastes of nearby Thailand. I have never made nasi kerabu before except for a somewhat similar rice salad which is Nasi Dagang (Trading Rice), another marrying of Malaysian and Southern Thai ingredients. 
Initially I had rice in mind but somehow diverted to mee hoon instead. Well we do need a break from our usual rice and this mee hoon kerabu/salad was a perfect sumptuous dish that incorporates chillies, limau purut/kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass together with other usual ingredients used for Malaysian and Thai cuisines. There's no cooking involved except blanching of mee hoon and veges in hot and cold water. The rest of the ingredients are sliced before mixing and tossing everything together.

Ingredients
3 slabs (150g) mee hoon 
10 pieces of snow green peas - sliced thinly
1 cup of bean sprouts - break the tail off
5 shallots - sliced thinly
1 small lime - extract juice
5-6 chilly/birds eye chillies (can replaced with red chillies)
1 cup crushed roasted peanuts
4-5 limau purut/kaffir lime leaves - sliced thinly
1 lemongrass - sliced thinly
2 salted eggs - boiled and remove shells
salt to taste
Method
Blanch mee hoon for a couple of minutes in hot water and immediately into cold water.
Drain and keep aside.
Do the same for the peas and bean sprouts.
Into a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients together.
Toss and stir before serving with salted eggs.
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22 comments:

  1. WOW,,,NAVA, You did it again make my mouth watering,Healthy meal and Gorgeous pictures,very colorful,,,me -hoon is my favorite too,welldone !!

    Ridwan

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  2. Wonderfully delectable delicious dish..:)
    Reva

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  3. Wow,looks so so good!Totally the kind of food I would enjoy Nava :)I'll have to look for me-hoon in my local Chinese stores here!Cannot wait to try :)

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  4. Delicious salad. Love these kind of healthy food.

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  5. This salad is SO PRETTY! The colors are just beautiful. I sounds delicious. I would love to have this as a meal!

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  6. Another healthy exotic and oriental amazing creation my friend - I love reading your posts :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  7. this is so good! i can put this into my lunch box one of these days!

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  8. When I first looked at your picture, I knew this dish was with rice noodles. Eating rice noodles is my necessity so I add everything what I find in my fridge. Now, I am going to try with lemon grass and salted eggs. Adding it to do my to do cooking list.

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  9. wow...waht an absolute gorgeous salad...loved that color !!!!I have awards for you in my space...plz accept :-)

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  10. this is a unique dish Ms.Nava..this I'll try ;)

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  11. The salad looks so delicious. I love the egg on top:)

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  12. im not into the rice, but the salad is so light and healthy for me! can i have a portion of that?

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  13. It's interesting to see Thai Bee Hoon with Salted Egg. Both are my fave :) I'm salivating now, dear. Lol!

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  14. you always try some nice recipe..
    I think the salty egg really add the "ummmphhh" in the salad..
    nice...

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  15. Oooh! Exciting salad. I'm all about food that has a Thai influence, count me in!

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  16. Such great flavors in this one, I really like what you did here. The flavor combo is quite unique to me. I wish I had been there to try it. My past salads really do not hold a candle to this-well done.

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  17. I had some kerabu meehoon while in Malaysia and actually liked it. Might give this a try! :)

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  18. I have never heard of mee hoon, but it sure makes a yummy looking salad :) Have a great weekend. I'll check in with you again in a couple weeks!

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  19. Nava, this is gorgeous--so full of texture, color and flavor!

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  20. I love this! I will try one day ;) Eating this with hot plain rice, emm emm... delicious! :)

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