Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cantonese Seafood Yee Mee

For a typical Malaysian family like ours, food is about rice and noodles. Between both, rice sort of takes care of our weekday meals. Nothing lavish or extravagant, sometimes leftovers are warmed up or an additional simple dish like fried eggs with oyster sauce. Noodles on the other hand is the call when it is only one meal for the day, usually for lunch during weekends. Dinner then is in the hot, stuffy, noisy and crowded neighbourhood coffee shop for the anything goes concept.  

Among the Chinese hawker fare, I am fond of Cantonese Yee Mee" - brown coiled crispy noodles generously soaked in a gooey broth with chicken, pork or seafood and vegetables. Though yee mee can be requested for a pork-free version. my other half dare not eat. He assumes the gravy is made from pork bones or pork oil is used for frying. Thus, when he hinted I should make a halal-version, admittedly my first attempt, it turned out great. This one is made with prawn stock and as always, home made is the best.

(For 2 people)
1/2 liter prawn/chicken stock
3-4 fish balls - cut into two
6 pieces medium size prawns - remove skin and de-vein 
1-2 squids - clean and cut into rings
4-5 stalks Chinese mustard green (or other green leafy veggies) - slice
Spring onion for garnishing
2 tbsp of corn flour (mix with water for a thick liquid)
2 rolls of yee mee noodles - gently rinse
2 eggs
Pepper and salt for taste
Simmer stock till heated through.
Season with salt and pepper.
Gently break eggs and poach one by one.
Slot out and atop the yee mee placed on a bowl or  plate.  
Into the stock, add prawns, fish balls and squids.
Simmer until cooked.
Add veggies and corn flour.
Stir to thicken the stock. 
Pour over yee mee and garnish with spring onion. .
Serve immediately with sliced red chillies in soy sauce.
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  1. Love the presentation and flavors too.

  2. That looks absolutely delicious! I also love the dish you have used.
    We are rice -eaters too. Anything else makes me hungry before the night is over.:)

  3. Nava lovely clicks,love to try them.

  4. beautiful presentation nava.. like your food styling always.. very colorful..

  5. Wow Nava they look so wonderful.. such colorful clicks!

  6. lovely presentation and very very tempting....

  7. This looks like what we can 'sheng mee' in our local chinese zi char stalls. Some parts are crispy, some parts soft and wet (due to the stock).

  8. Yee mee looks like one complete meal! It has got eggs, noodles, greens, meat - wow!! Looks very delicious, fresh and perfectly exhibited. Love the poached egg on the top, ohh they taste perfect!
    Kinda reminds me of chopsuey recipe, only that this is liquidy! Also love the simple seasoning! Good that you guys get such complete meal in coffee shops, here we get only bakery items and sandwiches other than coffees in Coffee shops!
    Also nice clicks.

  9. U made is at home... Looks like you it directly from some 5 star restaurant...
    Keep in touch

  10. Looks very yummy.. A complete meal.. Tasty & healthy with greens & sea food :)

  11. I love seafood, this recipe is perfect! Great presentation, looks so delicious!

  12. you are drooling me on that first pic...simply loved that clear click

  13. Nava,u always write about fish balls and make me so curious I am still hunting for them in Asian groceries:)
    The seafood soup looks absolutely delicious.

  14. I love reading your writing, I always happy when got the opportunity to visit you here, you are always honest in portraying the reality of everyday life experienced by the people of Malaysia when it comes to what we eat ... I agree with you, If it's not rice, it has to be noodles ... and the creativity of someone like you that will bring a dish to the lowest place or to the top.

    Neeva, I have seen that you always put every dish is its most glorious place! I can feel the honesty in all that you have cooked and served to the family and all of us here ... I have to learn this from you ...

    May you be blessed with all things good. Neeva, happy sharing!

  15. Very colourful.. Lovely presentation..

  16. Interesting dish..lovely clicks as usual:)

  17. wow at first I thought it was chopseuy. New recipe, nicely presented.

  18. Awesome! You even plated it one 'old fashion' plates!

  19. Wow! Yee mee looks so tasty... Loved it Nava :-)

  20. Healthy and delicious one-pot meal. ! A satisfying meal in weekend :)

  21. yup...this is an all time delicious noodle dish....terrific if eat with cilipadi

  22. What a colourful and delicious seafood recipe :D


  23. I love these fish balls in this simple noodles dish, I never had enough :) beautiful color on this bowl :)

  24. Such a pretty presentation! I love all the different seafood and served on those crunchy noodles....looks delicious!

  25. this looks wonderful with so many flavours.....would make a delicious one pot meal ! great clicks and lovely presentation Nava !

  26. sounds your clicks

  27. Interesting, looks so colourful... lovely presentation dear :)


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