Saturday, January 31, 2009
Mee Bandung Suhana
mmm...what's there to say..we have mee bandung johor, muar, indonesia...all of us shall claim that they have the original version...I say..why stick to one when u can have one of your very own?...so here's mine..those who like it, thank u...those who don't,...I don't blame u...*smile*...
1 kg yellow noodles
3 cups of bean sprouts -tails removed (I didn't)
mustard greens (sawi / chye sim) cut into desired lengths
Scald the above with hot water and set aside
20 - 25 dried red chillies - soaked to soften
6 cloves of garlic
2 inches of ginger
2 tbsp belacan (shrimp paste)
1/2 cup dried shrimps - soaked to soften
Grind the above ingredients till fine.
1/4 cup chilli sauce
3 tbsp tomato sauce
2 tbsp sweet soya sauce
Sufficient water for the gravy (abt 10 cups).
1 kg of prawns - shelled, with tail intact and deveined
1/2 kg of lean beef - boiled till tender and cut into thin strips
2 chicken breasts - cut into big chunks
a few eggs
2 tbsp sugar or to taste
salt to taste
4 pcs of beancurd - fried and cut into cubes
pickled green chillies
Heat abt 1/2 cup of oil in wok. Saute the ground ingredients till fragrant and cooked. Add the sauces b4 adding the beef, prawns and chicken and stir well. Add water and simmer till boiling. I would use 2 egg whites to thicken the gravy but u can just leave it as it is. Crack some eggs into the gravy, leaving enough spaces between them and leave to poach. Do not stir yr gravy at this point. Remove from heat and serve. Pour gravy onto a bowl lined with noodles, bean sprouts and greens. Sprinkle with fried shallots and beancurd cubes and serve with the pickled green chillies and tomato wedges.
Always a hit with the family.