Thursday, August 28, 2008

Minced Meat Noodles

Malaysia will be celebrating her 51 years of independence in a few days and this is my entry for Merdeka Open House 2008: Mee & Malaysia virtual event hosted by Babe in the City-KL

In Malaysia and in most of the Asian countries we love our noodles. We can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even supper. I remember years ago after our choir practice at St John Cathedral we love going to this coffee shop near the church for beef balls and minced beef noodles. I think they have one of the best minced beef noodles in Kuala Lumpur. I am trying to re-create something similar but I added some extra twist to the noodles by adding some other toppings to it.

Ingredients :
1/2 pounds of minced meat (beef, chicken or pork)
4 shallots - thinly sliced
3 cloves of garlic - chopped
5 dry shitake mushroom - soak in hot water and slice thinly

2 tsp of dark soy sauce
2 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of pepper
1/4 tsp of sesame oil
salt to taste
1/2 cup of water

Garnishes :
Some noodles (blanch in hot water)
2 eggs - make into omelet - slice thinly
1 carrots - julienned and blanch in hot water for a minute
1/2 cucumber - julienned
some iceberg lettuce - julienned
2 spring onions - cut small

1) Heat up some olive oil, add in shallots and garlic. Stir fry until fragrant and lightly brown.
2) Add in minced meat, break up all the lumps and stir fry until the meat changes colour. Add in the mushroom, all the seasonings and water.
3) Continue to stir fry until meat is cook. If the meat is too dry add in a bit more water. The meat need to have some gravy in it. Dish out and set aside.
4) Put some noodles in a bowl, put some meat on top of the noodles and the rest of the garnishes. Serve warm.

Happy Merdeka Day MALAYSIA!! May there be peace, happiness, tolerance, joy and greatness for Malaysia.


Anonymous said...

Noodles are pour favorite too! Specially Hubby. He prefers noodles over rice, anytime. :) This dish sounds easy to do.

Anonymous said...


Looks good.Thats a healthy meal. I like the fact that the noodles are not fried. Loves fried noodles but gotta watch out for cholesterol b4 next MDs visit.


Christelle said...

Happy independance celebrations! :)

Zue Murphy said...

Selamat merdeka! We will be in new York to celebrate it.

Big Boys Oven said...

this is awesomely delicious ... . it's so easy to crave . . . . and yet the coffee shop is just near my me! :)

Babe_KL said...

Gert, you're such a darling! Thanks for participating. Your minced meat noodles looked so luxurious compared to mine... no omelette, no lettuce, no garnishes hahaha

Beachlover said...

I like this 'kwan lo" style noodles!! look yummy!! but never have it yet!

yosunbuka said...

it s lunch time in Turkey..can u send this delicious meal here:)

2xMum said...

May I know what type of noodles was that?

VG said...

Sedapnya Gert. If you were around the corner, I'd invite myself to dinner.

I have something for you at my blog and an e-mail in your inbox....exciting news!

Jin Hooi said...

I am drooling now ;-)) your noodles ooks super delicious !!

test it comm said...

That looks really tasty!

vanillasugarblog said...

I do eat noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner too! Why not. Another great meal. I love it, I love your style and seasonings.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh yum, I love this noodle!

ICook4Fun said...

Ning, its easy to make :)

Lee, its pretty healthy especially with the fresh veggies in it :)

Christelle, thank you :)

Zue, celebrate Merdeka and labor day kat NY :)

BBO, so easy for you. Just go to the kedai kopi and 'ta pau'

Babe, your noodles awesome too. I am going to try it out one day and thanks for organizing the merdeka event :)

Lesley, its very much like konlo mee. Just mixed everything and eat :)

Yusonbuka, thanks for stopping by.

Wonderful life, I used the flat noodles (kuey tiow) for this. You can use any kind of noodles.

VG, congratulations!! So happy for you :) Yea, wish you are near by so we can drop by each other house for lunch or dinner :) :)

Jin Hooi, thank you.

Kevin, yeap it is taste :)

Dawn, you are a noodles lover too :) I can eat it on every meal :)

LCOM, :) :)

VG said...

Hi Gert

Thanks for your well wishes.

BTW, You have been TAGGED. Please check out my ‘Stop Food Waste’ post. Hope you can participate. Regards, VG.

Aiyah Nonya said...

Selamat Hari Merdeka !!

I love noodles too and your upside down cake is just too tempting.
Drooling already. :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Selamat Hari Merdeka!

Anonymous said...

Happy Independence Day! And Good luck with your entry. I love noodles too!!!

daphne said...

Looks so yummy! Noodles rocked and yours rock further!

ICook4Fun said...

Vg, I will try to participate.

Nonya, thank you and Selamat Hari Merdeka to you too!!

Farina, Selamat Hari Merdeka to you too. Hope you had a wonderful time :)

Janet, thank you and thanks for dropping by.

Daphne, thank you :)