Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Nyonya Lam Mee

If you are asking this Indian lady what is Lam Mee or Nyonya Lam Mee, all I can say is that its definitely a Nyonya Chinese style (Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup, Burdock Root Soup & Tea Eggs) noodle dish (Prawn Curry Laksa, Penang Mee Yoke & Penang Assam Laksa) or even just Chinese style (Chap Chai, Chicken Wanton Soup & Hong Kong Style Steamed Fish). Other than that, I say none because I actually don't know, but Nyonya Lam Mee is not new for me. In fact, one of my favourites and whenever I am at the hawker stalls, I make sure I grab Lam Mee which basically is sizeable yellow egg noodles soaking in a thick gravy. Of course, each lamb mee is different depending on who is making it. Regardless, as I have already told you, its noodles and gravy, and eaten alongside Sambal Belacan/shrimp paste chilly dip. So, how do we go about making Nyonya Lam Mee? For this my style? Prawn stock and seafood added and thicken by cornflour and egg, gravy or you can even call it sauce, tipped over egg noodles and kai lan/Chinese broccoli (Chay Kway Teow, Yong Tau Foo, Hakka Noodles & Vegetarian Chow Mein) and as I have already told you, we need the kicky punchy spiciness of sambal belacan.

For the gravy
1/2 litre prawn stock
1 1/2 tbsp dark soya sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 eggs - lightly beaten
1 1/2 tbsp corn flour (mix with some water)
Pepper for taste
Salt for taste 

Others (as needed )
Thick egg noodles - blanch just for a minute or two.
Kai Lan (Chinese broccoli) - blanch to soften. 
Prawns - remove head, de-vein and leave the tail on
Fish balls
Squids/sotong - clean and cut into round rings.  
4 garlic - chopped
1 inch ginger - chopped
2 tbsp oil
Sauté ginger and garlic.
Add seafood (prawns, fish balls and squids) and fry for about 2-3 mins.
Pour in stock and simmer.
Combine in soya sauce and oyster sauce.
Season with pepper and salt.
Gently swirl in eggs using a chopstick.
Pour corn flour bit by bit to thicken the gravy.
Meanwhile assemble noodles and kai lan in a bowl.
Then pour the gravy over the noodles.
Serve with sambal belacan.


  1. As usual, this looks super yummy,Nava! Wonderful pictures!! :)

  2. I understand what u say about the best dishes of Malaysia. I visited there once and tasted the best foods in my life. Still remembering them:) Lam mee with sambal belacan looks very delicious dear. Never tasted it before.

  3. Very nice dish dear. Never tasted before .... bookmarking this.

  4. The thick egg noodles definitely has unique taste from that of the rest! I have heard of Kai Lan, but never tasted one.
    The recipe looks very delicious and although the quantity looks little, being a street food recipe, I'm sure it was satiating!!

  5. Wow "N" number of Malaysian recipes. Nice to learn new dishes. Perfect clicks...
    Thanks for sharing dear...

  6. Street food is easily available, tastes good and you don't have to slave in the kitchen for hours. But there is nothing more satisfying than home cooked meal.Your LM with SB looksgod. Did you use corn flour or corn starch?

  7. Thanks for such soothing words dear, am truly touched by ur words. U know somethings, am such a big fan f ur blog and ur pics..Hope to try new malaysian recipes from ur blog

  8. Perfect clicks...looks super yummy,

  9. Thanks all my beloved blogger friends for the great words.
    Bal - its cornflour, actually never used cornstarch before.

  10. A good sambal belacan will add character even to a lousy lum mee!

  11. Looks very great !! I am visiting u once dear.. For all the wonderful dishes spread in ur blog.. Have become a die hard fan now !!

  12. You always made mouth "watering dish" it's been long time since I had sambal belacan,sound good together with that noodle dish :)

  13. Delicious Smabal belacan, flavorful Nava, you cook Malaysian dishes very well.

  14. Hi Nava, delicious mee and the sambal belachan is to die for...Nice click.

    Your blog is excellent, I'm following you. Thanks for your lovely compliment in my blog. Have a nice day.

  15. Nava, this noodle look so good...love the spicy in it and the pictures are awesome.
    Have a great week :)

  16. Love your presentation Nava . Very tempting clicks . Loved ur recipe


  17. beautiful presentation...Thanks for stopping by :)

  18. Looks delicious... Loved the addition of prawns and fish Nava :-)

  19. Delicious meal with wonderful colours :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  20. Nava, blogging introducing me new cuisines, recipes...Thanks for sharing this recipe..I think this recipe suits Indian plate and Sure try this out!

  21. Nava..Your pictures are stunning, tempting me to grab from my screen..Yummy..

  22. Wow this is such a tempting full pack meal. Wish I could taste this. New for me. I must try to make this sometime. Bookmarking this.

  23. This is such a flavorful dish, would love to try it soon :)

  24. I really love this recipe! Goes good with rice!!


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