There two types of Hokkein mee. One is braised in dark soy sauce and the other one is not which we called Lor Mee. My mom used to cook this for us during the weekend as we can help her to roll out the noodles dough. Yeah she made her own noodles. After all the rolling she will used a knife to cut the noodles. No pasta maker during that time and all were done by hand.
Lor Mee is a simple soup noodle with very thick eggy broth. It is a staple fare in our traditional Hokkien family. It is less well known than the dark Hokkien mee that Kuala Lumpur is famous for. Some of the Hokkien Mee stall still serves this lor mee. Lor Mee is usually eaten with Chinese black vinegar but I like having it with pickle green chilies.
1 packet or 400 gram fresh thick noodles – boiled and drained
15 shrimps – peel and deveined
250 gram pork loin or chicken – sliced thinly
a big bunch of vegetables – can be choy sum or bak choy
2 cloves garlic, chopped
6 cups water – depend on how soupy you like
1 cube of chicken bouillon
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp Sesame Oil
White pepper and salt to taste
2 tsp cornstarch - mixed with 2 tbsp water
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp light soy sauce
1 tsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp corn flour
A few dashes of white pepper
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1. Combine the pork with marinate ingredients and mix well. Set it aside for 15 minutes.
2. In a large wok, heat oil on high heat. Toss in the garlic and cook briefly. Add in the water and chicken bouillon. Bring up to a boil and drop in the meat into the broth piece by piece. Add in the noodles and soy sauce and pepper.
3. Once it comes up to a boil again add in the shrimps and vegetables. Bring it to a boil and mix in the corn flour solution. Then stir in the eggs and drizzle with sesame oil. Turn off the heat. Check seasoning and see if it need more salt.
4. Serve warm with Chinese black vinegar or some pickle chilies.
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Breakdown of cost:
Noodles - $1.80
Shrimps - $2.20
Meat - $1.60
Vegetables - $ 0.60
Eggs - $0.30
Total cost: $6.50