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Mee Siam

Mee Siam is a rice vermicelli or meehoon dish which is spicy, sourish and sweet. This is a one pot meal - carbohydrates, seafood, veges and eggs, all in one.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients

  • 250 gm rice vermicelli or meehoon, soaked for five minutes and drained

  • 200 gm beansprouts

  • 250 gm prawns

  • 2 pieces fried beancurd (tau kwa pok), sliced

  • 100 gm garlic chives, cut into 4cm lengths

  • 1/4 cup oil

  • 1 tablespoon of tamarind concentrate, add 1/2 cup warm water

  • 2 cups of water(for cooking prawns)

  • Pound or Blend

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 6 shallots

  • 1 tablespoon preserved soya beans (tau cheong)

  • 50 gm dried prawns

  • 12 dried chillies, seeded and soaked

  • 2 pieces buah keras(candlenuts)

  • 1 stalk serai (lemon grass) - sliced

  • 1 thumb size belachan

  • Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon chicken stock granules

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • Garnishing

  • 4 kasturi or lemon wedges

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

Method

  • 1.

    Boil 2 cups of water and add in prawns.

  • 2.

    Remove prawns as soon as they are cooked and put them in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.

  • 3.

    Peel the prawns and set aside for garnishing.

  • 4.

    Heat oil in a wok and stir-fry ground ingredients until fragrant.

  • 5.

    Add tamarind juice and 1 cup of stock from cooking the prawns.

  • 6.

    Cover and simmer for five minutes.

  • 7.

    Add meehoon and stir-fry.

  • 8.

    Mix in beancurd slices and toss the meehoon well.

  • 9.

    Add seasoning and a squeeze of lime juice.

  • 10.

    Lastly add in the beansprouts and the chives

  • 11.

    Do not overcook the sprouts and chives - leave them crunchy

  • 12.

    Dish mee siam onto platter.

  • 13.

    Garnish with prawns, sliced boiled eggs and lemon wedge before serving.

Notes

Kasturi is small lime used in Asian cooking. For extra spice, add 1 tablespoon of Billis Sambal (which you can buy from Oriental Grocery Shop).

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