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Friday, October 23, 2015


This kind of noodle is good to serve during busy days because the minced meat sauce can be prepared earlier and stored in the refrigerator until required. Before serving just reheat and spread them over blanched noodles and some vegetables, that makes a complete meal.

I actually didn’t intend to keep them for later but happens that my MIL was suddenly hospitalized for Hernia operation. I was kept busy having to be in hospital to look after her and hardly have time to cook a proper dinner. We have to keep our meals simple during the duration of her hospitalisation and this kind of One Dish Meal is most welcomed. 

The minced meat sauce is very easy to prepare yet good and tasty with noodles or steaming hot rice too. 
Recipe adapted from Yum Yum Magazine No. 67 with modifications
[serves 3-4]
Ingredients For Minced Meat Sauce
200 gm minced meat with some fats if preferred
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp chopped shallots
1 tbsp chopped garlic
3 tbsp preserved soy bean paste [finely chopped] [taucheong]
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1-2 tsp sugar
½ tsp pepper
200 ml water
4 pieces Wantan noodles [fresh or dry]
1 stalk spring onions - chopped
3-4 tbsp Szechuan Chilli Oil or any chilli oil
Some blanched mustard leaves [chai sim]
Some sliced chilli with soy sauce

  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, sauté shallots and garlic until aromatic and slightly crispy. Add in minced meat and stir fry until meat turns white. 
  2. Add in preserved soy bean paste and seasoning. Stir fry to mix well. Pour in the water. Bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Add more water if it is too dry.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside or store in container in the refrigerator for later use.
  4. Blanch noodles in boiling water until cooked. Dish up and drain.
  5. Place on serving platter with blanched vegetables.
  6. Spread minced meat sauce over noodles. Sprinkle spring onions and chilli oil on top. Serve immediately.
I am submitting this post to Cook Your Books Event#27 - October 2015 hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours


Karen Luvswesavory said...

Hi Kimmy,
Agree ! As always, fuss free 1 dish meal is just what we need when we are busy. You take care yourself too while looking after your MIL.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
I hope your MIL is recovering well now. You must be busy tending to her. One pot dish like this is always a favourite, makes the perfect meal for both lunch and dinner. Thanks for linking!

Kimmy said...

Hi Karen, when we are really short of time, it is good to prepare this kind of quick meals for the family. Thanks for your advice. I must say that I'm quite experienced already looking after patients eventhough I'm not a nurse, hahaha! This isn't the first time. Think it is the sixth time she is in hospital for various treatments over the years. My MIL's hospital room mates say I'm better than the ward nurses.

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, thanks my MIL has returned home and the wound is healing well. As I'm busy with some other commitments, my hubby has moved back to stay with her temporarily until she fully recovers. I visit her occasionally when time permits.

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, I also like this type of dishes using minced meat. It is so versatile and convenient. I hope your mother-in-law gets well soon.

Kimmy said...

Thanks Phong Hong, my MIL is already 'jumping' around. That's what she told me when I visited here last Sunday. These days, I try to prepare this kind of sauce and store them. It is good when you get lazy and still has the find something to feed the family, hahaha!

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