Friday, May 26, 2006

Fried Yee Meen




If you know me well, you'll know I am absolutely crazy about cookbooks. I have so many books and magazines that I have specially asked my contractor to add lots and lots of shelves in the new kitchen for them. I can never resist local cookbooks probably because I can't understand them since I am Mandarin illiterate but I still buy them especially those poorly translated ones. My most recent addition to my library is Famous Cuisine's Hawker Style Noodles Collection so you'll probably see me eating more noodles. The Famous Cuisine publications have a pretty good selection of cookbooks plus their bi-monthly magazine.

These noodles looked pretty easy to recreate at home especially since I had a packet of Yee Meen in my larder. I changed some of the ingredients to suit whatever I had i.e. prawns instead of chicken, spring onions versus chives and omitted the mushrooms which I did not have. Surprisingly for such a simple dish, it was nice and tasty. If you want it spicy, accompany it with your favourite chilli sauce.

Fried Yee Meen

2 dried Yee Meen noodles
100 grams shredded chicken (I replaced this with prawns)
6 shredded chinese mushrooms
1/2 carrot, shredded
100 grams beansprouts
100 grams chinese chives, sectioned
2 eggs

Seasoning
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon light soya sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Soak the yee meen in water for a while to soften. Remove, drain well and keep aside. Beat the eggs and shallow fry them until they are cooked. Remove and shred. Set aside. Heat up two tablespoons of oil in a wok and stir fry the shredded chicken and mushrooms until cooked. Add the yee meen, remaining ingredients and seasoning. Stir constantly on high heat until the seasoning is absorbed and the noodles are aromatic. Dish up and top with shredded egg or mix it in.

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10 comments:

flower said...

I would love to try this. I have most of the ingredient. Just have to dash to the Oriental shop to get the Taugeh and kuchai though.

KampungboyCitygal said...

Yee Meen is savior for students like me (Besides instant noodles lar..)..It cooked easily and fast..The strong aroma is extremely appetizing (all my hmates can smell it)..Good when u fried it with some soy sauce or do it in soupy style..

=thick frame glasses~ping= said...

look delicious...

fatboybakes said...

are there different grades of yee mee?

Puspha said...

U so jahat. Put the udang right in front.

boo_licious said...

flower - I was surprised that it's tasty as I thought the yee meen will be plain but it's nice. Hope it turns out well for you.

kampungboycitygal - now I know! It was so easy to cook up, I thought sure not nice but to my surprise, it was tasty.

thick frames glasses ping - I had it for 2 meals and it tasted nice even after it was heated up.

fatboybakes - dunno, I just bought some from the supermkt for something else and thought this is a great way to finish it off.

puspha - hahaha, also got lots of healthy vegetables.

Piggy said...

Just like you, I can never resist cookbook too! It's a pity that we're not staying at the same location, or else we can share cookbooks.. heh heh...

boo_licious said...

Awww, I'm so sad as I am sure we would have had an excellent cookbook exchange going on.

lazybear said...

I read only Chinese Cookbooks... They are fantastic...

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