Sunday, January 17, 2010

Braised Noodles/Mun Yee Mee

We Chinese love our noodles. There are days where we can eat noodles for all 3 meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. In fact, if you have tried Chinese noodle, you will know that there are many different types of noodles and ways of preparation according to your preference. Chinese noodles are easily available now in most supermarkets. There is one noodle which I can’t find here is ‘Yee Mee’. I will always bring some back here when I visit Malaysia but guess what. I’ve found it in New York and I bought a few packets of it when I last visited. Yee Mee is fried to crispy brown. Since it is fried, this noodle creates a nice aroma and flavorful taste when cook.

I usually like to cook Cantonese style with it and another style is Mun Yee Mee. Mun means simmer or braised in Cantonese. So this yee mee is braised in sauce until it is soft and the noodles absorbed all the wonderful flavor of the sauce.


2 pieces dried yee mee noodles
1 piece chicken breast, sliced (season with a bit of oyster sauce and dash of pepper)
10 shrimps – peeled and deveined
some mustard greens/cabbage or baby bak choy
3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 cups of chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat up wok on high. Add about 2 tbsp spoon o f oil and add in the garlic. Stir fry until lightly brown.
2. Add in the chicken, stir-fry until it changes color. Add in chicken stock and all the seasonings. Bring it up to boil. Add in the yee mee and continue to cook until the gravy thickens. This should take about 3-4 minutes.
3. Then add in the vegetables and shrimps. Continue to cook until noodles soften and check seasonings. Serve warm.


Angie Tee said...

I still have some yee mee I brought back from KL during my last trip. I always make claypot yee mee. I did cooked the cantonese style a few times but doesn't look good on pictures at all. (spoiled by the beaten eggs and choy sum) It's better to use bok choy for pictures.

ann low said...

I love all types of noodle. Thanks for reminding, would like to cook this for our boys at home ~~ they always said "WOW! my favourite".

Jun said...

Gert. i never cook this type of mee but lately my kids seems crazy bout this yee mee.kalau outing, selalu order ni.nak kena masak la nnti..hehe

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks good, I haven't bought it for awhile, should make it again.

Reanaclaire said...

My kids love yee mee too but i dont really know how to make out a tasty one as yet..

Kitchen Corner said...

I love this mun yee mee very much. I think I've not having it for long long time. I miss it very much. Thanks for inspiring me for this delicious noodle. I must cook it one of this day. Cheers!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

I LOVE this! I will make this. It's a flavourful one-dish meal. Looks really delicious.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I make this at least once in a week, kids love it, usually I cook soup type.

Jo said...

This is a super nostalgic recipe in my household. Love this type of noodle and sometimes for a quick meal, I cook some up using knorrs chicken cube as stock. Great recipe.

Noob Cook said...

I love yee mee. I also like the type where it's really crispy with some gravy poured over it.

Kak Nik Ja said...

just bought one packet today, still trying to figure out what to do with at least i got some ideas...

Anonymous said...

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Cheah said...

Your picture of yee mee makes me so hungry even after taken my dinner around 7pm. Your blog is so full of inspiration!

m said...

I am so jealous now!! Mun Yee Mein is something that I used to eat a lot when I was in KL. It is still my fav! However, I don't know I can find Yee Mein at the Asian groceries in London :( I will try.. and open my eyes big :)
So yummy...!!!!! drooling..

Anonymous said...

ops, it was me who left comment just now with 'm'... hit the ENTER key too fast!

mycookinghut said...

Ohhh no!! Sorry - both comments before left by me :P

Babe_KL said...

i love cooking this too cos so simple and easy but yet delish

Jeannie said...

Looks good! Incidentally, I cooked this noodles for lunch last Sunday. Delicious!

B & D said...

my family & i love love noodles..and your recipe is like awesome.. :) easy and quick to make

Pei-Lin said...

Gertrude, this noodle dish is a comfort food of mine! Out of us all, my dad goes head over heels for anything yee meen!


ICook4Fun said...

Angie, can you get yee mee in Canada? I am lucky as I am able to get it in NY. So I don't have to lug it all the way from KL during this coming trip :)

Anncoo, I always prefer yee mee than any other noodles.

Jun, masak lah untuk your boys at home.

LCOM, can you get yee mee there?

Reanaclaire, you don't have to cook this as it is easily available back home :)

Kitchen Corner, for me this is an easy one dish meal for us :)

Ju, yea it is.

Sonia, i like the soup type too.

ICook4Fun said...

Jo, yea if I don't have chicken stock in hand I too used cube chicken stoke.

Noobcook, I like the crispy style too.

Monwonik, hope you like cooking it this style.

Anon, nope.

Cheah, thank you.

Leemei, try looking for it and you might find it :)

Babe-kl, yea simple quick meal.

Jeannie, ha ha great mind thinks alike.

B & D, yea it is quick and easy but yummy meal :)

Pei Lin, me too. Just love it :)

Melinda Tai said...

Do you noodle---one of my favorite ingredients. Thanks for the nice post.

Anonymous said...

Wow it's a delicious n tasty

Unknown said...

May I know where you get your yee mee?

I don't live in NY but would love to get some when I visit NY.

Sook Kuan