Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dry Mee Siam

Bogged down. Literally hundred and one things on my mind, my brain I think is just as tired as me. Work and home affairs, tell me about it, there is no end to what we women go through daily. I, you know what, I just feel like ditching everything aside and running for my life. Then again, I can't possibly, hopefully, I can cope come whatever, at least for the time being, come foodies, time for the recipe. Dry Mee Siam. The sister or brother to my previous Mee Siam Gravy/Kuah, aka, spicy noodle soup (Prawn Mee, Thai Laksa, Mushroom Yee Mee Soup, Prawn Curry Mee, Vietnamese Noodle Soup, Lamb Spinach Spaghetti & Lemongrass Prawn Mee Hoon Soup). This Dry Mee Siam, obviously, the clue is out, is a dry style. Dry Noodle dish (Curry Leaves Fried Mee Hoon & Hokkien Mee). 

Unsure I am if I should say that Dry Mee Siam is one you can put together easily, for me it is,  then again, I can't assume it will be the same for the rest of you. Potentially, if you are good at frying fried rice (Fish Ball Cabbage Fried Rice), I think, I believe, you shouldn't be troubled in making this Malay style (Soup Ikan Bendi & Nasi Pudina) noodle dish. What is the key ingredient for dry mee siam? Taucheo (salted fermented soy bean paste), you shouldn't be troubled with the rest of the ingredients,oh, forget not, eggs please (Egg Sodhi).  .

1 slab of mee hoon (soak to soften - hot water first and then cold water) 
2 eggs - lightly beaten
2 tbsp dried prawns - soaked and rinsed
5 shallots - sliced thinly
5 garlic - sliced thinly/chopped
1-2 tbsp fresh red chilli paste (blend/ground a couple of fresh chillies)
1 tbsp taucheo
1 small bunch kucai/chives - sliced into 1 inch length
1/2 cup taugeh/bean sprouts
4-5 tofu pok/fried tofu - cut into two
1/2 cucumber - cut into thin stripes
Lime wedges -as needed
Oil  - as needed
Salt for taste (use sparingly because taucheo is salty too)  

Heat enough oil and fry eggs - one thin piece of omelette.
Remove, cool down, roll and cut into stripes.
In the same pan, add more oil.
Fry dried prawns till crispy and crunchy.
Remove and keep aside.
Leave about 3 tbps of oil in the same pan.
Sauté garlic and shallots.
Add chili paste and fry till oil splits (add more oil if needed)
Next goes in taucheo.
Continue to fry for another 1-2 mins.
Put in mee hoon and season with salt.
Stir all together continuously
(Note: sprinkle a bit of water if needed to soften mee hoon).
Add kucai, taugeh, tofu pok and fried prawns.
Stir again to combine all the ingredients. 
Remove from heat.
Garnish with fried eggs, cucumber stripes and serve with lime wedges.  
(Optional: top up with fresh sliced red chilies for extra power)
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  1. I can understand... sometimes u feel so brain dead with all the work and stress around! this looks delicious, though I cannot get the flavors...

  2. I wanna make this, Looks delicious....

  3. Loved the colors of this recipe, Nava!! Hope you get some rest soon enough..take care..

  4. Very interesting recipe..full of unfamiliar flavor...but I am sure it must taste great...

  5. Nice! I am sure it tastes as nice as it looks

  6. just love all the flavors in it, easily available ingredients and done in jiffy too,

  7. It sounds interesting.... and Take care dear

  8. I love both version, simple way to have delicious Asian noodles dish, I would love a bowl with fried tofu please ;)
    Take a rest and relax Nava, Enjoy your homemade noodle dish :)

  9. Your dish looks most tempting! I love the combination of colours and flavours. Beautifully presented.

  10. i wish i can have a bowl at lunch right now :) beautiful bowl with bursting flavors

  11. something new again for me...colorful dish

  12. Relax girl, it's best to go on a walk it sleep when stressed..
    It looks like heaven for non vegetarians
    Keep in touch

  13. I would love to taste this now. Looks fantastic!

  14. Yz u r rights.....I too have felt the same sometimes.....my brain is dead due to stress in work ........Very interesting and lovely recipe........Love the way u presented......

  15. love to know abt new dishes from ur space always.when i get free time in future sure vl open blog in first option to try all kind of ur dishes..:)

  16. I cant imagine what it tastes like but it is definitely very inviting!!! Feel like wolfing it down in one go...a real stress buster!!

  17. Lovely recipe dear.. thanks fr sharing :)

  18. One of the favourite hunt for dry mee siam is at Old Town Coffee in SG which comes with samabal squid. Would certainly love to try cooking it some day:)

  19. You never fail to make me hungry :P :P This dish looks really lovely :D


  20. A very new dish for me ! Thanks for sharing .

  21. Looks super delish .loved the flavors.. pics look so inviting...

  22. Wow.. Loved the gorgeous click and awesome recipe.. Do take care.. Listen to some good music and relax.. :)

  23. Hi Nava, your mee siam look extremely good. Look so irresistible, I don't mind to sapu 2 big plates. LOL Nice click too.

    Have a wonderful day, regards.

  24. wow...such fabulous clicks...and what a piquant dish....loved it and can always go for seconds with this dish....after all the hectic hours of work and home-work...you bring out such lovely dishes and share it...it is a real inspiration...Have A Great Day!!! :-)

  25. This sounds like something I would absolutely love.

  26. delicious rice bowl n colorful too!!!

  27. Yeah i can imagine your stress, work work just all the time make us so tired.. hope you will get some time for rest .. lovely recipe version ; shall try it ; easiest one :)

  28. Ah, this looks so delicious! I want to dive right in.

  29. Looks super yummy Nava. Thank you for sharing and Happy Easter to you!


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