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.
Boil 2 cups of water and add in prawns.
Remove prawns as soon as they are cooked and put them in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
Peel the prawns and set aside for garnishing.
Heat oil in a wok and stir-fry ground ingredients until fragrant.
Add tamarind juice and 1 cup of stock from cooking the prawns.
Cover and simmer for five minutes.
Add meehoon and stir-fry.
Mix in beancurd slices and toss the meehoon well.
Add seasoning and a squeeze of lime juice.
Lastly add in the beansprouts and the chives
Do not overcook the sprouts and chives - leave them crunchy
Dish mee siam onto platter.
Garnish with prawns, sliced boiled eggs and lemon wedge before serving.
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