Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Anchovies (Ikan Bilis) Fried Mee Hoon

Noodles! A pleasure for anytime of the day (Mee Siam, Malaysian Fried Mee & Hokkien Mee). Breakfast, brunch, lunch, teatime, dinner and supper of course. If you are asking me, I am not an avid fan of dry style noodles though. I actually prefer wet and soupy noodles (Mee Rojak VegetarianCurry Mee Vegetarian, Mee Rebus, Lamb Pho, Penang Assam Laksa & Bee Hoon Soup). Then again, don't we women always put the food interest of our family first and foremost (Tom Yam Fried Mee Hoon)? What do you think? Whether you are agreeing or not, I am still going ahead by sharing this Anchovies Fried Mee Hoon. Mee hoon, ikan bilis/anchovies, cabbage, eggs, spring onion and garlic. Our meal is ready now. Time now for yummy tummy noodles.

1/4 packet (about 200g) mee hoon -blanched to soften
200g/1/2 Chinese cabbage - sliced into medium size pieces
2 tbsp anchovies/ikan bilis - soaked in water and rinsed
2  red chillies - sliced thinly (omit for a non-spicy version or remove the seeds)
6 pips garlic - chopped
2 eggs
2 stalks spring onion - sliced thinly
3 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

When oil is heated, break eggs, scramble, remove and keep aside.
Fry anchovies in the same oil till brown and crunchy.
Remove and keep aside.
(Note: add a bit more oil if needed)
Saute garlic, add mee hoon and stir for a couple of minutes.
Continue frying to soften mee hoon and if needed, sprinkle some water.
Add the rest of the ingredients, including scrambled eggs and fried anchovies.
Season with salt.
Stir together and remove from heat.


  1. yeah, our fave brunch on weekends too. it's easy too cook, but sometimes I;m lazy on weekends, just go out and buy it :D

  2. I can have for lunch today,,,YuM mee hoon,and cabbage always taste good together :)

  3. Mmmmmm...I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack! It looks and sounds delicious~

  4. thank you for the comments everyone, I make this sometimes on my lazy days, when not at mark to cook anything elaborated.

  5. very sedap looking. I biasa use udang kering. Next time must try it with bilis

  6. Oh, this looks amazing! I love the scrambled eggs in it! I would eat this any time, day or night!

  7. In the Philippines, we call mee hoon "bihon"...and I sooo love anchovies in it! The flavor it gives the noodles is awesome!

  8. mee hon is glass noodles? we call it bihon in cebu, philippines. :)

  9. It seems like a fav among many and all over the world, just that we add ingredients as per our taste and likings.

  10. I love a simple meal like this.

  11. I love anchovies. You can also use the same ingredients for fried rice

  12. I love anchovies very much, but never know that, we can prepare so many dishes with it...

  13. Guess what? This is my fave order whenever I visit the Indian stall. I would always ask for Ikan Bilis Beehoon Putih. Yum!

  14. very inviting recipe.... new to me, wanted to try it... I am ur new follower... Do visit mine wen u get time...

  15. I have this kinds in the restaurants... Looking yum yours


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