Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes was created to share with friends, relatives and those who interested in nonya cooking receipes.
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Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes was created to 
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Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes - is a noodle dish influenced by neighboring Thailand, formerly known as Siam. Thin rice vermicelli [Lo Mien noodles] are stir fried in a special sauce with shrimp. A squeeze of limau kasturi [kalamansi limes] is added just before eating, adds to this unique tasting noodle dish.

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy Ingredients:

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 250 gm rice vermicelli

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 200 gm hard bean curd

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes oil for frying

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 250 gm fresh beansprouts

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 250 gm small cooked prawns, peeled and deveined

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 1 small bundle garlic chives or 6 spring onions, cut into bite-sized lengths 2 or 3 hard-boiled eggs, quartered

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 2 limes, quartered, or 6 limau kesturi, halved

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy Spice Paste:

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 6 large dried red chillies

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 2 tablespoons small dried shrimp

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 6 brown shallots or 2 brown onions

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 3 cloves garlic

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 1 stem lemongrass, white portion only, thinly sliced

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 1 teaspoon dried shrimp paste (blacan)

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 2 tablespoons oil

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 1 tablespoon canned salted soybeans

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 1 teaspoon sugar

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 1 teaspoon salt

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes 1 x 400 ml can coconut milk

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes walnut-sized piece of dried tamarind or 2 tablespoons tamarind puree

Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy Method Step by Step:

1. Drop the rice vermicelli into a large pan of boiling water, boil for 2 minutes, drain in a colander and run cold water through to stop cooking. Drain again.

2. Cut the bean curd into 1 cm thick slices, press on paper towels to absorb the excess moisture and fry in oil until golden on both sides. Drain, cool and dice.

3. Wash the beansprouts and pinch off any straggly tails. Set aside.

4. To make the Spice Paste, soak the dried chillies and dried shrimp in enough hot water to cover for 15 minutes. Put in an electric blender with 2 tablespoons of the soaking water and the shallots, garlic, lemongrass and shrimp paste. Blend to a puree, adding a little of the oil if necessary.

5. Heat the 2 tablespoons oil in a wok and on low heat fry the puree, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes, until fragrant. Add the soybeans, sugar and salt.

6. Remove half the cooked paste to a saucepan, stir in the coconut milk and the same amount of water. Soak the dried tamarind in about 125 ml hot water and, when softened, knead to dissolve the pulp. Strain the liquid and add to the saucepan, stirring constantly while bringing to simmering point. If using tamarind puree, just add and simmer, uncovered, for a few minutes.

7. Reheat the remaining paste and toss the prawns, beansprouts and chives for i minute. Add the drained rice vermicelli, toss and stir until well combined and heated through. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with the fried bean curd, eggs and limes.

8. Serve the hot gravy in a separate deep dish so each person can take a serving of rice noodles, then ladle the gravy over. For extra flavour. squeeze a little lime juice into the gravy. A small dish of sliced fresh chillies or a hot sambal may be served alongside.

NOTE: Limau kesturi are also known as Chinese limes, citrus microcarpa and kalamansi.



Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes was created to share with friends, relatives and those who interested in nonya cooking receipes.
          Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes was created to share with friends, relatives and those who interested in nonya cooking receipes.
Mee Siam or Rice Noodles in Spicy Gravy - Nonya Noodle Recipes was created to share with friends, relatives and those who interested in nonya cooking receipes.