Monday, February 2, 2015

Mee Siam Kuah/Gravy (Vegetarian)

Really, I can't understand, its been quite a thing with mum back to the medical centre (Indian Chicken Soup & Egg Banjo). Despite the numerous medical test, there's no improvement and she won't stop complaining about her painful legs. Honestly, I wonder if the pain is more on her mind or what not, whatever, looks like I am the only one right now at her side. Such so, with hardly time for myself, cooking and updating this previous space of mine, this recipe I pulled out from the piled up collection. Mee Siam as said before (Mee SiamMee Siam (Spicy Rice Vermicelli) and Dry Mee Siam), this vegetarian version is spicy, tangy and a lil salty. Do ahead and omit the egg if you feel its non-veg.   

For the kuah/gravy
10 dried red chillies
5 shallots
1 tbsp taucheo/fermented soy paste 
5 garlic
1 lemongrass (add if you have, otherwise omit)
**blend/pound/process to a paste

Rice noodles or any other - as needed (blanch to soften)
Tofu pok/white soft tofu - cut into pieces
Boiled eggs (omit or add, as you please) 
Bean sprouts - quickly blanch in hot water  
Sawi/Chinese mustard leafy veg - quickly blanch in hot water  
Spring onion - as needed (slice thinly)
Calamansi lime - as needed 
3 tbsp oil
Salt - as needed (use sparingly because taucheo is salty)

In heated oil, fry gravy paste till aromatic and oil splits.
Pour enough water.
Season with salt.
Simmer to a boiling point.
Keep it simmering.
Assemble noodles with tofu, bean sprouts, egg(s) and spring onion.
Pour gravy over and serve with calamansi lime. 
Optional - top with sliced red chillies.
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  1. I love your presentation! Feeling like digging into it! So sorry to hear about your mom. Sending healing thoughts your mom's way....

  2. Hope your mom gets well soon...recipe looks inviting...

  3. wow yummy
    Hope you will link your recipes to my event

  4. wow...awesome ...excellent preparation Nava..

  5. nice! require quite an amt of effortto cook this!

  6. so happy to see a vegetarian gravy from u
    Keep in touch

  7. hope she feels better, this looks delicious.

  8. I would love to try this as it is so simple & a one pot meal kind of.. Thanx fr sharing
    I hope ur mom gets well soon n ur able to manage everything as well... tk cr :)

  9. Looks so colorful! I'm sure it tastes yum!

  10. It looks so yummy. Lovely presentation. It is irresistible :)

  11. This dish is colorful, I have never had most of your dishes and it is quit hard to find the ingredients here.

  12. Wow the noodles look yummmm.
    Hope ur mom feels better soon.

  13. Simply damn delicious!!!
    the photograph is stunning....

  14. Beautiful pic and style of presentation...... Mouthwatering recipe....Love it have it....

  15. The gravy looks delicious and sending best wishes to your mother! Hope she gets well soon...

  16. looks delicious.I've tried Mee Siam before from an eating place and loved the taste.
    Hope your mom will get better soon!

  17. That must have tasted delicious!!! Looks so colourful!

  18. The colours in this are amazing, so vibrant. It sounds like the perfect dish for a cold day!

  19. Name is new to me but the colourful presentation of the veggies is very tempting:)...Hope your gets well soon:)

  20. Oh I just love it!!
    Love the recipe, colours and presentation!!
    Hope your mom gets well soon!!

  21. Dish looks colourful & yummy...Hope ur mom gets well soon...

  22. Hope your mum feels better soon. You are a brave lady. Lovely recipe and i can try it as it is vegetarian :)

  23. oh i was thinking its the dry type . have not tasted this type maybe will try make this

  24. So sorry to learn about your mom, dear. Please take good care of yourself too as this may be a long & winding road. Nice presentation of food!

  25. Hope your mum recovers soon my friend!
    Your dish looks delicious, use it and keep up your strength!

    Choc Chip Uru

  26. Its a new dish to me, sounds interesting, presentation is superb

  27. Hi Nava, wishing your mum speedy recovery and you too, take care. This is a must-try Mee Siam Kuah. Awesome :)

  28. This dish looks delicious, I'm a big fan of Malaysian food and this one makes me drool!

  29. Look spicy and delicious.

  30. Looks so tempting and very delicious


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