Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Quick Fix Meals : Mee Sua

Managed to take pictures at last round's mee sua brunchie. An all-time comfort food.

Just to letcha know that this round I didn't have chicken broth to add on to the soup base so this is a simplified version since that was all budsie had available. Still turned out yumz tho. :D

Of course, all agaration. :oops:

Pound or dry-blend dried shrimps.

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Drizzle small amount of oil, quick fry anchovies.

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Remove fried anchovies from pan and strain oil. Sauté small red onions and garlic (mine is blended) till fragrant then add in dried shrimps and give them a good mix till slightly brown & even more fragrant.

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Add hot water together with ikan bilis stock - store-bought or homemade up to what you have. 2 cubes of store bought enough to cook for 3-4 servings/people, this is subjective to individual preference of how flavourful u want your soup to be.


Add hot water together with ikan bilis stock - store-bought or homemade up to what you have. 2 cubes of store bought enough to cook for 3-4 servings/people, this is subjective to individual preference of how flavourful u want your soup to be.

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Wait for soup to come to a boil, then dump the mee sua in. If not boiling, I find that the mee sua tends to clump. I've used these few brands and they are quite ok. In NTUC, I can get Maicar brand mee sua.

I'm not sure what it meant by Double Deluxe Flour but the mee sua is thicker and does not clump even if dumped slightly before boiling point. Their 1 portion is quite a lot. Very filling.

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This Pagoda brand comes in smaller portions. May clump a little at the folds but can untangle pretty easily with chopstick or fork at boiling point.

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Before mee sua fully cooks/softens, crack an egg and the veg of your choice. Budsie had chye sim in fridge so used that. DD2 like her eggs in a scatter like scrambled eggs in soup, so I'd stir up the egg with her mee sua. The rest of us are ok with just the regular egg drop version.

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If you're cooking individual portions just transfer everything to a bowl n dish up. If there's a lotta soup to make another serving or more, then strain out the cooked mee sua, egg & chye sim onto a bowl. Cut red chilli padis. Add soy sauce/light soy sauce or you can soak those cut chillies in a separate small dish too, then top the anchovies over the mee sua. You can sprinkle some fried onions as well if you want. Then use a deep ladle to scoop up the soup into the bowl and voila. Ready to eat.

Occasionally when I make fried fish fillet, we'd eat with that. I find the JongFresh brand from Giant quite ok.



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