Ee Mee Dry (干捞伊面)

“It’s not stir-fried noodle, it’s noodle dry where you mix the sides and sauce into blanched noodles.”

Making the Ee Mee its dry way is just to prevent the noodle from getting too soggy and greasy. I personally thought the dish taste more subtly, too. It wasn’t overly saltish. Loved it so much.

And of course, for spicy food lover, bring on the sambal chili! Yes, just add it in. More

Mee Goreng Recipe

“Post Hari Raya food? Not really…. It’s for any day, any time, you want!”

Mee Goreng, a fried noodle dish, commonly eating by the people in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. There are different versions of Mee Goreng among the races. Some like it a little bit sweeter while others like it very spicy. Mee Goreng is similar to Chinese ‘Chow Mien’, if this sounds more familiar to you. They both cooked with yellow noodle. However, Mee Goreng appears more moist, pinkish in appearance and often spicy in taste. You are able to find Mee Goreng in hawker center, food court and even high-end restaurant as local delights in Singapore. Yes, Mee Goreng stall in hawker centre often operates by Malay and Indian race. They cook most of the genuine taste of it! :)

But for me, I liked many local delicacies and hawker delights to be cooked at home, and I tried. I tried, and I shared. Here you go, if you trust me! :) More

Char Siu Noodle (Dry Noodle with Sliced BBQ Pork) 叉烧捞面

“Char Siu, Char Siew, Char Shao, BBQ Pork… etc, whatever you called it… Today’s the simple and delicious homecooked Char Siu Noodle. So, make it simple. 叉烧.. :)”

Feeling dreadful to cook elaborately, yet, have no idea what to pack for lunch over the lazy weekend? It has always been my ‘problem’, especially if I already am prepared to cook a lavish dinner meal. I will surely feel reluctant to have to cook for lunch the same day. However, what to eat, what to eat? It would be easier, if you are someone who doesn’t mind eating salad, or simply drink some cereal or milk as lunch, but for those who must have staple food for meals…..

Oh well, I think I could help to solve the issue, at least for this weekend! Yes, of course you have to cook at home, but it is a very simple lunch dish which could be assembled easily in a flash (minus the char siu making at home). As I mentioned in my Face Book Fan Club, I got my new supply of the nice chewy wanton noodle from Kwong Cheong Thye, and recommended it to my fans and friends. I wanted, too, to post this simple Char Siu Noodle recipe using this wanton noodle pack. *See my FB under Notes More

Dry Wonton Mee Recipe (干捞云吞面)

“Chinese egg noodle with Wonton dumplings, we called it, Wanton Mee, and this is one of the Singapore’s hawker delights, the local-style of having delicious fuss-free noodle meal, anywhere & anytime”

Easy-to-assemble Singapore local gourmet to be fixed as dinner or lunch at home. I had the dry version for more flavour, but you can cook it in soup, if wished. Simply omit the listed condiments, add the blanched egg noodle into the same soup used for the wonton. Well, I’ll show you the soup version next time..

For some who are new to this Asian noodle dish, wonton, in Chinese, name it as 云吞 ‘Yun Toon’ or 馄饨 ‘Hoon Toon’, is an irregular shape bite-sized dumpling. Its filling often made with marinated minced pork meat, and sometimes, shrimp is added, making into a small pouch of many. These wontons can be taken in soup or eating it as a main side to the Chinese egg noodle dish (both soup and dry versions). More

Quick Japanese Sesame Sauce Noodle Dish

“Japanese sesame sauce noodle dish, simply top with your favourite ingredients to make a good additions to the dish, as desired.”

This recipe came to me from one of my office buddies, Joyce. She loved this noodles dish for its effortless cooking method and the delicious taste of the Japanese sesame sauce, likeable by the family. So, I took her recommendation and got a bottle of the sesame sauce off the shelves. Tried it and I liked it. Most importantly, it’s so easy and quick to prepare as a simple lunch or dinner. A great recipe to busy working class.

The choice of toppings in this noodle dish is variable, as your wish. I thought there were too many elements on my plate as I tried making it a more balance diet by assembling many different kinds of greens and meat ingredients which added up a large chunk altogether. Well, reduce or modify the additions, if necessary, as there is no hard and fuss rule in this recipe.

Simply get a bottle of this delicious Japanese sesame sauce at Japanese products shelf in major supermarkets. This noodles dish can be prepared in a flash! More

Hokkien Mee (Singapore-style)

“Express meal with my homecooked Hokkien Mee!”

Stir-fried Hokkien noodles dish is cooked and presented differently in Singapore and Malaysia. Even choice of noodle used in the dish is different. For instances, Singapore uses flat strands and cooked with more watery and the gravy is less dark in colour, while Malaysia uses thick round strand resembling udon and usually cooked with loads of super dark colour thick soy sauce.

I loved both styles, and am going to share the Singapore-style Hokkien Mee where you may easily have it in many “Zhi-Char store 煮炒摊” (food store selling Chinese cuisine in coffee shop/ hawker centre). More

Aglio Olio with Ham (Spicy Italian Pasta)

“Try my favourite Aglio e Olio! It’s simple to cook.”

Aglio Olio (Aglio e Olio) can be easily prepared at home. This is a tradition pasta dish, but resembling Chinese stir-fried noodle dish with loads of garlic and dried chili flakes (chuckling). Another main ingredient of Aglio Olio will be the olive oil. This pasta dish can be eaten with just the minced garlic, dried chili pepper and olive oil, or top it with salmon, hams or mushroom slices.

I made Aglio Olio entirely plain with only the “threesome” sauce during our Western-style dinner the other night, when I had many other dishes to go along, for instances, Dark Rum Pork Chop and baked king prawns. But not this time, I made only the pasta dish for our dinner. Hams and meat slices were added into this simple pasta dish (shhh… tell you a secret.. adding pork slices was because I had some leftover raw meat in my refrigerator the other day. Just didn’t want to keep the meat for too many days. I used it in my pasta dish.. :p).. Yes, great taste it yields! More