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Friday, May 9, 2014

Fried Meehoon With Chai Por

This fried noodle dish is a good option for weekend lunch especially the days when you are not in mood to cook yet have to cook cos' you prefer to eat in.  
Most ingredients such as meehoon, dried mushrooms, dried prawns, chai por are available in the home kitchen.  Instead of chives you can add any leafy vegetables or even spring onions.  Add dark soy sauce for colour to the noodles if you prefer.
Served with sambal belacan or cut red chillies it's a good light meal.
Ingredients
[serves 2]
2 pieces beehoon [about 150 gm] - soaked for 5 minutes - drained 
2 dried mushrooms - soaked and cut strips
1 tbsp dried prawns - rinsed and drained
2 tbsp chopped chai por - rinsed and drained
a few stalks of chives - washed and cut about 1 inch length
1 tbsp chopped garlic
150 ml water
some fried shallot crisps - optional
2 tbsp oil
some light soy sauce,msg and pepper to taste
  1. Fry chai por and dried prawns in wok without oil until aromatic.   Push aside.
  2. Add oil, saute garlic until fragrant, add in mushrooms then push back the dried prawns and chai por to mix.  Stir fry awhile then add in water and seasoning to taste.
  3. Bring to boil, then add in meehoon, stir to mix ingredients together.  Cover to cook for a few minutes, add in chives.
  4. Stir fry until water dries up and meehoon is soft.
  5. Dish out to serve.    Top with garnishing.




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8 comments:

Betty said...

Hi Kimmy

Simple and easy recipe for a good meal. I love beehoon. Will try it out with those easily availbale ingredients. Thanks.

Kimmy said...

Hi Betty, these ingredients and method can also be used to cook hand made mee suah or Teochew mee teow. Blanch the noodles before frying. It's good. If you like, just a some dark soy sauce for colour.

Jozelyn Ng said...

I smell mee hoon...here I come...i use to fried eggs with chai por...fried mee hoon sounds good too...by the way, you use the sweet chai por or the salty type?

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...

Simple yet delicious!
One lazy day will try it,he....he.....

Kimmy said...

Hi Jozelyn, I used the salty chai por but you can add both, it should be good too.

Kimmy said...

Hi Aunty Young, as I say when we are 'attacked' by the lazy bug, simple dishes like this does help. I supposed we can also add the little bits and pieces of other ingredients to it to clear the fridge.

Phong Hong said...

Hi Kimmy! Chai Por was one of my late grandpa's favourite. My grandma used to cook some kind of soup and put chai por. I think this meehoon is extra delicious due to addition of chai por. Would love to try it!

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong,I have tried this stir fry with blanched hand-made mee suah. It's good.

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