Monday, 6 August 2007

Hokkien Noodles

I was born and bred in JB, the southern state of Malaysia. and i grew up with certain food and taste. one of which is Hwa Mui's hokkien mee. those who have tasted it would probably agree that it is the most original - wrapped in flat clear plastic and newspaper and the best in town!

And back when Hardy and I were dating (those lovey dovey days), one of our eating places was at this one place called Group Base. yes, its a weird name for a eating place (mind you it took me several attempts to recall the name after gueeses such as garupa and seabass!).

They've got quite nice hokkien noodles there. the sauce were really thick black and everything was balanced. i quite like it. but you'd really need to tuck those paper napkins in your collars if you order the dish!

Anyway, last weekend was my attempt to try out this favourite noodles of mine. quite far from hwa mui's, close to group base's but jadilaaa for the 2 of us who are far from our previous base.


4 packets of Udon Noodles
Cooking Oil
5 cloves of garlic - roughly diced
1 whole chicken breasts - cut them into strips
Big Huge Prawns/ Squid/ Fish Balls/ Fish Cakes
Chinese Cabbage/ Pak Soi - sliced

3 tbsp dark thick soy sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp white pepper
1 1/2 tbsp cornflour
1 cup of water

1. Mix all sauces in a bowl.
2. Boil udon noodles and once ready set aside.
3. Heat oil in wok, and add in garlic.
4. Once browned, add prawns, chicken and all your other seafood (if you choose to have them).
5. Pour the sauce and let it simmer for 2 mins.
6. Add your udon noodles.
7. Throw in your chinese cabbage/pak soi in the wok and let it cook for another min
8. Voila!!!!!

And back home, i'd have mine with pickled green chillies which i havent had the time to prepare this time around.


The Wharfer said...

OMG. Your Hokkien noods - sedapnya Zaza, got me craving (esp the mention of cili jeruk). Post some over la *drools*

anzed said...

wow!can cook w aidan crawling etc.nowdays i tend to cook during the weekend n freeze. if not, makan luar..take care!

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

the wharfer: you can do it! try!! if you're near i'd definitely ask you to come over! ;)

anzed: makcik! all this is just simple masak chinchai!! besides, kitorang where got warong and good eating places like back home. some people are very lucky can makan luar.. we all makan luar kat our favourite kebab place je! you all mai sini kita bawak kat kedai kebab eh?

Anonymous said...

looks sedap! udon noodles rupanya mee yang gemok gemok tu...... i will try one of these days. gerenti!


pretti potties said...

groupbase yg kat sri damansara 2 kan?rupe die x mcm restaurant pun.. tp food terbaiekkkkkkk!!-nana

Anonymous said...

OMG! tumbled upon your blog, whilts reading THE KEK....woooowwwwii....i like your blog aah! amazing lah u ni!! very talented...- ernie-

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

mia: let me know once you try them! give me feedbacks! i might be missing out on a few things here and there...

nana: ha ah! kat situ la tempat dating kami. hehe. hardy used to stay there! dekat ngan rumah k.sha kan? their food's quite good. lagi satu kat bandar sri damansara tu kitorang selalu makan kat beragas!!! fuuhhhyooo!!!

erni: thank you my dear but believe me i am not amazing! i'm just a housewife far away from homeland and misses all her food back home, therefore making do with what we've got here. and i kindda miss my crafty bits and business i left back home as well.. sigh....