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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.
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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