Saturday, January 26, 2008

Fried Meehoon with eggs


I wanted to make fried meehoon (rice vermicelli) yesterday morning but got no meat or chicken in the fridge (yeeahhh... I hadn't done my groceries...). I thought of just putting grind anchovies but abang didn't quite agree with it. He suggested me to add eggs. What?? replacing meat with eggs?? oh well, I've seen fried meehoon with eggs before but I never did it. My husband taught me of how to do it, but of course I had to do it myself.


To be frank, I was lousy in cooking meehoon - it always turned really soggy due to too much water added and too much chopping of the noodles while cooking. To me, its really difficult to stir the noodles coz' they always clump together. So, my only solution was usually chopped them off really fine and put much much water... heheee

I believe it might be due to 'no sincerity' before. This is your excuse neeza. just admit you are not a good cook. When you do something because you have to do and not because you want to, the result is different. So, yesterday, alhamdulillah, it turned out okay. I guess it was my victory (hahahaaaaa!!!! baru berjaya goreng meehoon dah havoc...) Its okay. Perhaps a reward should be given to my success stories.

Let's look at the proof of the 'victory'.



Fried meehoon with eggs





I served the fried meehoon with Kopi 'O' cap H@ng Tu@h (American coffee makes my head goes #%$&@)




I'm gonna put the recipe here (its rather meant for me to view it later). But you're welcome to read and smile looking at a junior amateur (not even an amateur yet!) recording her success story :)


Ingredients:

1 small packet meehoon (rice vermicelli)
1-2 tblspn of ground dried chilies
1 onion (or 3-4 shallots) - crush
3 cloves garlic - crush
4-6 pieces of anchovies - grind (preferrably using a traditional mortar)
2 eggs
1-2 teaspn salt
1-2 teaspn sweet soy sauce
a small bowl of chopped cabbage
2 tblspn oil
1 cup water
string onion, cilantro and red pepper to garnish - chopped


Directions:

Soak the meehoon in hot water for 5 minutes. Drain well. Heat the oil over medium high to high heat. Stir fry the anchovies until fume and crispy look. Add the crushed onion and garlic. Stir fry until yellowish in color. Add the ground dried chillies. Stir fry until cooked well. Add salt. Add soy sauce. Pour in water. Add the meehoon. Add the chopped cabbage. Stir thoroughly. When the meehoon soften, break eggs and add them. Stir again until the egg well blend with the meehoon.


When its cooked, garnish with the chopped string onion, cilantro and red pepper. Its ready to be served to the hungry tummy!


Tips:

1. The anchovies is a replacement of MSG (anchovy is healthy, the latter not quite...)

2. I like my fried meehoon to be a bit hot, sweet and sour. So, I prepared the asam kicap (chop birds eye chili and put them in a bowl. Add sweet soy sauce and squeeze 1/4 of lemon)


Khalass....





3 sugar & spice:

idham said...

:-) nampak macam mee hoon goreng!
i am sure siapa yang makan akan kata - "memang pun sedap mee hoon goreng nie".
keep on frying neeza....!
the wok is not just to fry lauk...hehhee....i am trying to do some rhyme lah.

idham ( tak yah letak pak cik hehehe )

zino said...

tak kisah macam mana rupanya janji sodap hehe

neeza shahril said...

idham (ok, I won't put pakcik hehee), memang mee hoon goreng pun :) sedap ke?? boleh la kot. maklumla.. kita ni tak pandai masak. kalau jadi tu, kira rezeki la kan.. alright.. I'll 'fry' just about anything from now on... (its a rhyme too.. ;) )


zino, kalau dah lembik bonyok, takdelah sedap dah.. tapi kali ni, kira okay la.. 2 thumbs up to me!! hehehee.....