Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Red Hot Mee Goreng Pedas!


Last month I attended a seminar. During tea break at around 10:00 a.m. refreshments were served. As I noticed all these years, the food served during tea breaks are predominantly carbohydrates. Of course, right?

Surely I do not expect roasted chicken or grilled fish or salads at teatime. Instead, there will be mee/meehoon/kuey teow goreng (fried noodles) and loads of karipap (curry puffs) and kueh (cakes).

I love carbs and I would have happily stuffed my face, but.... I had to exercise control. So I went to sit at a table to eat what I had in my handbag. 


Telor sebutir.

Then I saw people carrying plates of food and there was this dude who carried a mountainful of mee goreng. His plate (or rather saucer) was piled a mile high with this red red mee goreng. It looked extremely spicy and tasty.

Reenactment.
Whoa! We covet with our eyes and suffice to say, my eyes were very naughty that day. My resolve was badly shaken. But I tahannn....

I promised myself that I would reproduce that mee goreng on my cheat day and I shall then eat to my heart's content hah..hah...


In my enthusiasm, I added too much fish sauce, rendering my noodles a tad too salty.

Which brought to mind my mum's lamentation of "char mee siow kiam" which happened many years ago when her char mee (fried noodles) was so salty that it had to be thrown away.

I tucked into the super pedas noodles and a craving was satisfied. 

Spicy Mee Goreng
Recipe source : Phong Hong

Ingredients :
- 1 packet yellow noodles (450g)
- 20 prawns, shelled
- 1 big onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 tbsp chili paste (for a less suicidal version, add only 1 or none at all)
- 2 tbps fish sauce (3 tbsp is too salty)

Method :
1. Blend onion and garlic.
2. Heat oil in wok and fry the prawns first. Once cooked, remove and set aside.
3. In the same pan, saute the blended onion and garlic together with chili paste until spice mix is aromatic and slightly dry.
4. Add fish sauce and noodles. Stir to mix.
5. Add prawns and give the noodles a final stir.
6. Dish out and serve.

28 comments:

  1. I salute you, if me, I will be out of control, eat first, then work hard to burn it out...

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  2. Yes, Salute to your "tahan-ness!".. I sure beh tahan if I see food.. So sebutir or sebiji cukup not? Then finally your "revenge" has been taken.. hahahaa.. that spicy yummy plate of mee looks so good...Yea, that reminded me... long time ago, I fried the hokkien noodles and I too over-put salt and sauce, cos the noodles itself is already saltish...

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    1. heh..heh...at that point in time the egg did its job. But still craving2 like that. Have to taste the noodles first before cooking to determine if need to add more salt/soya sauce.

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  3. Between the red red mee goreng at the meeting and the home cooked super pedas noodle, it is worth the wait to enjoy your own noodle to the utmost satisfaction!

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  4. Wow this looks really spicy!

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  5. Aiyorrrrrrr!!!! So kesian! Just an egg! I truly respect your discipline and determination. Love the look of your mee goreng, can't go wrong with prawns - must be really very nice.

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    1. Thank you..thank you... I am not disciplined all the time though hah..hah... Yes, the prawns made the mee goreng very tasty.

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  6. I like to eat mee goreng like yours once in a while especially with the prawns in there because the mee goreng I bought from eateries seldom have prawns in them. Wah, you are so discipline, just eat your egg at the event. Did not even eat any other food provided.

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    1. Well, I wasn't so disciplined at another seminar. All I sapu hah..hah..

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  7. I don't think I could eat more than a spoon of this if it's 'red hot'! ;-)

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    1. Oh dear, it was super hot even for me hah..hah..

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  8. I assume your cheat days are the weekends ;) I don't think I can go without carbs even for a day (too costly to go on a diet of just proteins every day + I get hungry very quickly without carbs though I try to eat a smaller portion of carbs). Your telur sebutir looks very lonely by himself in that big tupperware of yours...or did your telur had company earlier? And you ate up his friends earlier on...hehe! ^_~

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    1. Yes, weekends are my cheat days :) I do eat my carbs on other days (not everyday) and I keep the portion very small. You made me laugh....yes, it started out with dua butir telur and I walloped one earlier hah..hah... BTW in Terenganu we tend to say butir rather than biji.

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  9. Heh Heh! I saw an Egg! I know which diet plan you are following and it really worked on my wife. I followed her once on this egg diet plan for a week and lost 5kg! Enough lah.

    Back to your delicious spicy goreng pedas, I looked through your recipe and realised it is quite easy for me to try. I love the Penang Mee Goreng from famous "Bangkok Lane" and had no idea how to fry. Now I will add some crushed peanuts and sambal sotong which is the addition for Penang style.

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    1. Wah, I am impressed that you lost 5kg in a week. It is very hard for me to lose even 1kg.

      I must try adding crushed peanuts and sambal sotong to my mee goreng next time.

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  10. Your mee goreng sure looks delicious and the colour so tempting.

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    1. Thank you! I enjoyed the mee goreng to the max :)

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  11. Balas dendamlah ni. Hari tu memendam perasaan, tak dapat makan mee macam bukit hihi....U memang tak suka letak sayur mayur ye PH?

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    1. Actually, PH suka sayur. Tapi mee goreng kat seminar to style togel. So sempena nak tiru macam tu, PH pun tak letak sayur. Gila kan, Hainom?

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    2. Tak berapa nak gila haha.....Mlm tadi i pergi rumah orang tu kenduri . Dia sediakan mee togel. Kata dia mee tu mmg tradisi warisan nenenk moyang. Ada rupanya

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    3. hah..hah..ada plak tradisi mee togel :D :D :D

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