Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bee Hoon Soup

Various ways, various style, and literally hundreds of recipes will pop up for Bee Hoon Soup. Of course, why not? After all, there is none-no absolute recipe (Egg Rasam & Chicken Black Vinegar Ginger) for any dish, including how you want to put-together a noodle dish (Curry Chicken Noodles & Mutton Mee Hoon Soup). This style also can, that style can also, by far, the key for a tasty and flavorful noodle soup is definitely the broth (Mee Rebus, Assam Laksa & Prawn Mee). Ready made, store bought stock can be one of the options, of course, nothing can beat a home made version. Beef stock, pork stock or chicken stock, trust me, ikan bilis/anchovy stock is not any interior either, and its cheaper as well. Simmer a handful of anchovies over low heat and extract the stock. That's it for a simplified version. For this my version of Bee Hoon Soup, its slightly different in the sense that I fried the anchovies in oil and they were also added once the ingredients were assembled together, prior to generously pouring the broth over. 

2 tbsp anchovies (rinsed)
Yellow noodles/mee (as needed)
4 pips garlic (chopped)
10 fish balls
1 piece fish cake (sliced)
3 stalks spring onion (shredded)
1 tsp anchovies granules (optional)
3 tbsp oil
1 1/2 liters water
Salt and pepper for taste.

In heated oil, fry garlic till crispy.
Remove and keep aside.
In the same oil, fry anchovies till crispy.  
Remove and keep aside. 
Pour water in the oil and season with granules and salt.
Simmer broth to heat through. 
Blanch fish balls and fish cake in  the broth
Remove and assemble alongside the rest of the ingredients, including fried garlic and anchovies.
Pour stock over and serve immediately.
Oh, don't forget sliced chillies in soy sauce. 


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  1. I rarely leave comments on blogs that I visit. But your blog is so interesting that I wrote a comment here. Fixed write and I wait for the next post. Thank you

  2. Thank you so much for your great comment. You made my day.

  3. love your recipes! i cant cook tt well, but your photos always make me drool ;-)

  4. Taste better if the anchovies is crispy.


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