Sunday, September 20, 2009

Noodles - Mee Jawa

This is one of my moms favórite dish. And somehow, im also kinda influenced by her. I must say that i love this dish so much that i can eat it nearly every other day. Simple dish

Mee Jawa

This is a recipe for about 2 servings.


Yellow noodles
Hard boiled eggs (quartered)
10 prawns (deshelled and keep shells)
1 large fried beancurd (optional)
Handful bean sprouts (blanched in hot water)
2 potatoes/sweet potatos
1/2 tsp black soy sauce
2 to 3 tbsp sugar
3 cups water
salt and pepper

1 stalk lemongrass
2 inch galangal
3 cloves garlic
2 inch ginger
2 large shallots
10 dried chilis (pre-soaked in waters)

Fresh Coriander
Fresh lime

Preparation Method:

Boil potato till soft and blend with one cup of water to create a mashed potato, used as thickener.
Boil egg and quater it. Remove prawns shell and boil til cooked. (Keep prawns shell)

Blend ingredient. Heat wok, add about 2 tbsp of oil and fry ingredients and prawn shell till fragrant. Add 2 cups of water and enough mash potato (about 7 tbsp of mashed potato) to thicken the gravy. Add soy sauce and sugar and bring to boil. Remove prawn shell. Boil sauce till it reach desired thickness or add more potato mash. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Put boiled yellow noodles in sauce. Stir and serve. Garnish with chili, coriander , prawns and beancurd.

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