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Friday, September 19, 2008

Mee Betawi

Have been eating rice for Iftar lately and so, would like to try some noodles. Mee Betawi...said to originate from the old Batavia..but then again, one knows for sure...but what is certain, is its robust gravy, exploding with flavour..


Yellow Noodles - blanched
Bean Sprouts - blanched
Spinach Greens / Chye Sim - blanched
Red Capsicum - thinly sliced - blanched
Beancurd / Tofu - cubed and deep fried
Pickled Green Chillies
Fried Shallots


Blend :
5 onions
6 cloves of garlic
2 inch ginger
2 inch galangal
15 birds eye chillies
2 red chillies
2 green chillies
2 cubes of beef granules
3 tbsp rempah soto (Soto spices)

1 cinnamon bark
2 star anise
2 cardamoms
1 stalk of lemongrass - bruised
2 pcs of bay leaves
2 tbsp tomato sauce
2/3 cup of soy sauce (kicap manis)
2 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tbsp of ground black pepper
salt and sugar to taste
10 cups water or more
500g fatty unlean beef (tetel)
500g beef - cut into thick cubes

Heat abt 1 cup of oil in wok and saute the cinnamon bark, star anise and cardamoms, followed by the ground ingredients till cooked and fragrant. Add in the bruised lemongrass and bayleaves.Add in the tomato, soy, oyster sauce and black pepper. Season with salt and sugar. Add in the water. Dump in the meat and under medium heat, cook gravy until meat is tender.

To serve, place noodles and sprouts in a bowl. Spoon gravy over and complete it with the veggie, capsicum, beancurd, fried shallots and pickled green chillies.


Judith said...

Yuuummmi sekali masakanmu Suhana, aku jadi pingin Mie Betawi ...:D

Sayang Suhana said...

thank u Judith..
maybe bukan yg asli tapi resepi ini di olah mengikut citarasa ku..hehe..tapi apa2 pun, masakan Jawa memang ngetop gitu!

Surin75 said...

Hi Suhana, after browsing some mee betawi recipes, I am going to give yours a try. Just that there seems to be too many ingredients. Can I exclude the bay leaves and the black pepper? I think its already quite spicy. Plan to cook it this weekend during open hse, and some of my guests 'takut pedas'. What do you think?

ummi said...

Salam Lebaran Ana..amboiii sedapnya berderet keluar resepi nih! Dah puas makan ketupat n rendang..kalu dpt peach tart dgn mee betawi n dessert banana springroll ni mst tersandar kenyang! Cantik peach tart Ana tu..! Tgk gambar pun dah terliur!

Sayang Suhana said...

hi Surin,..sorry for the late reply...busy..u can exclude the items if u want...i added the black pepper coz i'm a 'pedas' person..pls omit if necessary..u can make it mild, and guests can add lada jeruk if they need to...thanks for visiting!..terharu u nak try my mee..

Sayang Suhana said...

kak ummmiiiii...!!!

sorry la...ana busy sekali..tak ter-update dan tak ter-jwb msg2 yg ade...apa2 pun,..will make a comeback soon...tunggu ana tau!..

Yani said...

Thanks for information