Friday, January 23, 2009
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.