vendredi, février 22, 2008

Fried (Hokkien) Prawn Mee

Fried (Hokkien) Prawn Noodles

Managed to save quite a bit of prawn heads and shell so set out to make a stock for the usual Hae Mee Soup. Then I suddenly thought of Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles (remembering the time when I observed the hawker frying my portion of the noodles) and seeing that I had almost everything I needed around, proceeded to whip one out.

It is of course nothing like the Chomp Chomp version, but considering my relative lack of experience in making the dish, I thought I did pretty well.

Bean Paste (didn't use it coz I couldn't open the jar!)
Prawns, Squid, Scampi etc
Prawn and Pork Rib Stock
Yellow Noodles (or Spaghetti when overseas)
Rice Vermicelli
Kangkong/Morning Glory/Spinach
Bean Sprouts

Garnishing :
Fresh Chilli
Egg Omelette

I had a good kilo of scampi today as I went mad shopping for food. It was a nice and warm day and so I decided to discover Modena à pied. First I went to the covered market, buying bread, chicken wings, scampi, prawns...Then I walked around and discovered a Turkish restaurant, a Filipino grocery store, a Moroccan one (where I bought some Merguez sausages). After that I drove to a supermarket and bought even more food with the idea of making a Paella after the Hae Mee. The prawn and pork stock will come in more than handy (as usual).


I must say that the old part of Modena's very pretty though small. Probably have seen almost everything this morning except for the interior of museums, palaces, shops and houses.

For the Fried Hokkien Mee, basically one has to prepare the egg omelette, cucumber, chives and chillis by shredding them and setting them aside. If you want the raw veggies to curl and look pretty, put them in water for a while. If using scampi, cook them for 3-5 minutes in the prawn stock.

Then dice lots of garlic and fry them till fragrant in some oil in a hot wok. Add in the bean paste, followed by the pork slices, prawns and squid. Pour in the prawn and pork stock. When it starts to boil, add in the 2 types of noodles, the bean sprouts and the leafy veg. Stir fry quickly and then cover the wok. Do not overcook or everything will become limp and mushy.

A bit of the Hokkien Mee left in the Wok

Serve hot with the strips of egg omelette, cucumber, chilli and chives, also lime juice and if you wish, sambal. Very satisfying meal.

2 commentaires:

SIG a dit…

Oh, you make me feel like wanting to go there, spend the day shopping with you in the markets and having fun. The paella n hokkien mee look good. You can get the yellow mee in the shops there?

Beau Lotus 涟 a dit…

D, the wet markets in Sgp are more fun, coz got more stuff plus hawker food to eat!

I used spaghetti, where can find yellow mee here?

The Paella was good indeed, I'm pleased with the results.