I still remember during one family gathering, my brother told me "Yang ni boleh jual" (this one can sell) as he ate this mee goreng (fried noodles).
This brother, the older of my two younger brothers, is a very good cook. Not only that, he is very frank and honest. If he says something is good, it's good.
This mee goreng, I am proud to say, tastes exactly like my grandma's. It's a simple recipe and yet so effective in the taste department.
Chilies, shallots and garlic. Just pound these up to a paste and saute in hot oil till fragrant. Throw in marinated chicken, once cooked, throw in vegetables and noodles. Season with kayciap or kicap manis (sweet soya sauce) and you are done.
|Gara-gara blender rosak, terpaksa mengadap benda ni.|
I make it sound so simple, right? Of course it's simple but it takes some effort especially when you don't have a blender at your disposal. Bah!
But ultimately, worth every thonk, thonk, thonk when I enjoyed my very delicious mee goreng. Masuk bakul angkat sendiri (blowing my own trumpet). Well, there's no praise like self praise. Hah!
Grandma's Mee Goreng
Recipe source : Phong Hong
- 250 grams yellow noodles
- Chicken meat from 1/2 chicken breast, cut into cubes
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (to season chicken)
- 1 tablespoon light soya sauce (to season chicken)
- mustard greens (chye sim/sawi)
- 3 tablespoons kayciap (or sweet soya sauce)
- 1 tablespoon dark soya sauce
Pounded/Blended ingredients :
- 5 red chillies
- 8 shallot
- 3 cloves of garlic
1. Season chicken meat with soya sauce and minced garlic. Set aside for 15 minutes.
2. Blend chillies, onion and garlic.
3. Heat oil in wok and saute the blended ingredients until fragrant.
4. Add chicken and stir fry until cooked. You can add some water and cover the wok to cook the chicken.
5. Add kayciap/sweet soya sauce and dark soya sauce. Stir to mix.
6. Add mustard greens and fry till wilted.
7. Add noodles and stir until well mixed with sauces.