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Friday, January 23, 2009

Mee Bakso

Indonesian BeefBall Soup Noodle

Everybody has his/her version of this dish, and so do I...
I like it simple, but the beefballs have got to be dunked into the hot dark chilli sauce for that extra kick!


for the Soup

1kg of store-bought beefballs (I like to score a cross on it and it'll fluff up when boiled...pretty)
5 cloves of garlic - crushed
2 shallots -wedged
a few slices of ginger
2 beef cubes (either Knorr or Maggi)
6 cups water or more
salt and pepper to taste
a tsp of sugar

1kg of yellow noodles - washed and scalded
some beansprouts - washed and scalded
some mustard greens (chye sim/sawi) - scalded


some fried shallots
pickled green chillies

Dark Chilli Sauce

10-15 red cili padi(bird's eye chilli)
3 cloves of garlic
1 cup sweet soya sauce (kicap manis)

Blend the abv together till fine.

Heat abt 1/4 cup of oil with 1 tbsp of sesame oil. Saute the shallots, garlic and ginger till fragrant. Add the beef cubes and enough water for yr soup. Drop in the beefballs. Simmer till boiling, then add salt,sugar and pepper to taste.

To serve, pour hot soup and beefballs over noodles with beansprouts and the mustard greens. Garnish with shallots and pickled green chillies or with the dark chilli sauce.

Say mooooooo....


kakpah said...

Salam. luv to eat bakso. usually I bought it at pasar malam. Maybe i'll give it a try to make it myself.

Anonymous said...

Hi, u punyer bakso look so yummy.. i 1st time nak try recipe ni but not sure shallot, wedged tu aper. is it jenis onion? i tahu which one is fried shallot..would appreciate if u could help me. thanks..