Friday, May 03, 2013

Recipe: Mee Hoon Kueh

My absolute favourite among my mum's many awesome dishes is Mee Hoon Kueh. Those sold outside never taste the same as those cooked by my mum. Ever since I got married and shifted out, I would only get to eat it once in a blue moon, and when I do, it's so satisfyingly good.
So I asked my mum for the instructions to make the dough for the Mee Hoon Kueh and attempted to recreate the dish myself. It was my first attempt - while the soup was yummy, the dough was less than satisfactory. It will be better the next time round! Now, I don't typically post recipes and since I am no pro, my recipe-sharing will be simple and straightforward, the way I remembered it to be. Hope you can create this dish by following the instructions too!
The ingredients for the dough include:
  • Bread Flour
  • Egg
  • Water
  • Dash of Salt
I wish I can note down the exact quantity needed for each ingredient, but I went by trial and error until the dough looked decent enough. Remember to knead it for a while.
The ingredients for the soup base:
  • Ikan bilis
  • Chicken bones
  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic
  • Cabbage
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Other ingredients:
  • Prawns
  • Chicken slices
  • Add whatever favourite ingredients you may like!
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Cooking Instructions:
  1. Boil ikan bilis, chicken bones, mushrooms, garlic and cabbage in a big pot of water for an hour.
  2. Remove ikan bilis from soup base
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients (prawns, chicken slices, etc) and add salt to taste.
  4. Make Mee Hoon Kueh out of the dough and put into soup while it's boiling.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes after all the Mee Hoon Kueh have been put into the soup.
  6. Serve hot with generous serving of fried shallots on top!
My Mee Hoon Kueh turned out too hard because I probably added too much flour. But the soup base was very yummy! This is definitely Number 1 on my list of comfort food, and I will perfect it!
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