Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hokkien Mee Suah / Flour Vermicelli in Soup

A Hokkien people like me must serve this tradition dish -Mee Sua when celebrating Birthday, my mom also taught me to add chives in Mee Sua as Hokkien people believes chives bring longevity!

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-ingredients..



-Mee Suah start to turn soggy while I taking this photo
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Hokkien Mee Suah / Flour Vermicelli in Soup
(printable recipe)
2.5 litre chicken stock OR ikan bilis stock (boil 100g dried anchovies with water)

10 dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked several hours till soft and sliced thinly
250g pork or chicken fillet, sliced, lightly marinated with salt, sesame oil and pepper
5 small bundles of Mee Sua (flour Vermicelli)
10 shallots, sliced
30g chives, cut into 1” in length (optional)
Salt to taste
A dash of white pepper powder

10 Red eggs (hard-boiled eggs), removed egg shell

1. Get ready the chicken stock or ikan bilis stock.
2. Heat a little oil in a wok and sauté shallots till golden brown and crispy, set aside
3. Use the remaining oil, add the sliced meat and mushroom and stir fry for 2-3mins, set aside.
4. To make the individual portions of mee sua, ladle some of the stock into a small pot and allow to boil.
5. Add a bundle of mee sua and let it cook for 1min or till soft.
6. Add in the meat and mushroom, chives and stir well. Seasoning with salt and pepper.
7. Pour into a soup bowl and top with fried shallots and hard-boiled eggs.
8. Serve immediately

My note- cook Mee Sua just before serving as the flour vermicelli turns soggy quickly!
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Happy Cooking !!

52 comments:

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Sofa?

Somewhere in Singapore said...

The mee suah so yummy yummy...

Jane Chew said...

wow! i love this especially with chinese sweet wine. hehe...confinement best food.

ICook4Fun said...

I actually like soggy mee suah. Sometime I let the mee suah soak up all the broth before eating it.

Jobless Girl said...

Not red colour and the Mee suah looks so different also.

Watierman, rmanbkr said...

Hi morning Sonia....I would love to try out the recipe....used to...cook mee suah for my babies when they we little...learning to eat solid food....This time I will cook it for me..once I buy the mee suah.TQ for the recipe!

Anncoo said...

I seldom eat mee suah but this bowl of mee suah looks so delicious. Must bookmark it!

苏联妈妈 said...

my mum will cooked this dish as a birthday meal.

Kitchen Corner said...

Wow! This is a very generous bowl of mee suah. Fill up to the top with lots of fillings. There is no way to get something like this from the food stalls. Homemade is the best!

Pete said...

Mmm, interesting, nevet thought of adding chives to mi sua....next time I will try!

Suhaina said...

MMM. Really interesting. I like mee soto ayam the most.Nice click too.
Love to hear ur comments too in my blog.
Suhaina-http://mysingaporekitchen.blogspot.com/

Bo said...

I would love to try this...great photos too!

J.O said...

肚子好饿
给我来一碗;)

3 hungry tummies said...

Love it when it turns soggy lol, very delicious. Happy birthday to the birthday boy!

MaryMoh said...

I love mee suah. We were brought up eating a lot of mee suah because of Chinese belief like you. I love it in soup. Your mee suah here looks really delicious. e always had to eat 2 eggs if it was our birthday. I don't mind that cos I love eggs.

Jo said...

Did you know that I've never had mee suah for birthdays. Hehe probably because I'm not Hokkien. But my hubby has and it would usually be plain with a hard boiled egg. I love mee suah soup, the noodles are usually so smooth and easy to slurp down. This bowl sure looks damn good!

Tina said...

Its new to me...Looks delicious..

ReeseKitchen said...

Hey Sonia, I cooked that for my hubby last year's birthday too....hee hee!...Yea, he's hokkien but last year was the 1st time i cooked for him...haha!

Sarah Naveen said...

Awesome!!! Awesome..nice clicks too

HungryC said...

My mom cooked mi suah for us on our birthdays when we were growing up, but I have never cooked it. We'll also get a big drumstick to go with it, two red eggs and an ang pow. I must carry on this tradition... starting with learning to cook this.

divya said...

Its new to me...Looks delicious...

vickys said...

I may have a really big sweet tooth but I love these fragrant soupy noodles! And the crispy onion slices on top. YUM!

Bakeling said...

Mee suah + chives , a very special combination !

I like to eat Mthe mee suah !

Cheah said...

Never knew that chives signifies longevity. I never like soggy mee sua, so I'll blanch them first in boiling water, then only add the soup, meat etc. Some Hokkiens serve sweet mee sua, do you?

Mary said...

I really do love this soup and you can be sure I'll use chives in mine. I've never seen the egg used before but imagine it would be a wonderful addition to that lovely steaming bowl of soup. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow this soup looks delish love the egg on top

Gulmohar said...

Delicious...superb clicks too Sonia

Yasmin Lawsuit said...

This noodle bowl looks tasty. Thanks for sharing the idea.

Mama Holli said...

This dish is just lovely! Every time I visit I leave so hungry!!! Shame on you!!! Love this!!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Always listen to Mama.May you eat this dish and live long!

That's Ron said...

mmm... looks so sedap!

Little Corner of Mine said...

I love mee suah too! The chives can clean away the toxic build up in our body, so eating chives is really good for us.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a wonderful looking bowl of soup! Love the way the egg is perched on top. So delicious!

tasteofbeirut said...

Lovely bowl of soup and tasty and easy to make as well!

Colin Woon said...

The first photo looks so tempting...

I feel like having some RIGHT NOW!

Tangled Noodle said...

I always try to have long noodles (for long life) for birthdays but thank you for the tip about chives for added longevity. Actually, the egg is new to me but I would love to try it as well. This soup looks marvelous!

WyYv said...

I wish I could have one of those. I can't cook, too bad :(

tigerfish said...

I can't wait till birthdays to eat this dish! So delicious and tasty...who's birthday is next? "P

Yummy Koh said...

This is a very typical Hokkien dish. My mum used to cook this with the red eggs for my dad's birthday.

Angie's Recipes said...

wow I wish I could have one bowl of this! Looks super delicious!

Shandy said...

What a delicious looking mee sau soup. I did not know this was a birthday tradition for your culture and LOVE the concept. Chives for longevity is a wonderful tradition to add in. Photos are beautiful as always Sonia =o)

Y said...

Ok now I want some! My mom used to make this all the time. Haven't had it in awhile though.

Dolly said...

LOve this Mee Suah.. Awesoem and tempting Clicks..Good info abt adding chives for Longetivity...Before I forget..Happy birthday to ur son Lucas. He must be so happy with all this traditional b'day food..Also love ur last post abt the red eggs. They look awesome. I'll try this recipe soon.

Jeannie said...

Stumbled upon your blog and found out we are actually living in the same town! Love your blog especially about cari makan in Klang. Keeping a lookout for those eateries you have mentioned. This meesuah dish lookes awesome too! Haven't cook this dish for a while now.

J.O said...

Sonia,
red eggs那篇有回复哦

Simply Life said...

oh wow, that soup looks delicious!

My Asian Kitchen said...

wow! your mee suah really look heavenly delisih!! look like the one my mom cooked!! just looking making me drooling big time!!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

dear all, Thanks for stopping by.

Cheah,sweet mee sua is new to me, I never seen my mom cooked this before, must check with her about this.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

J.O, i have replied in my Red eggs post, check it out.

petite nyonya said...

The mee suah looks so good! I like it!

Simply June said...

Wahh..I'm salivating looking at this bowl of Mee Suah! Never quite a fan, but I actually miss it as I look at your yummy pic!!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

I love this dish though I ain't Hokkien! And I've never had mee suah on birthdays! Maybe I ain't Hokkien, too!!?? That bowl of noodle looks scrumptious!!

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