Homemade Pan Mee

Saturday, December 01, 2012 0 Comments A+ a-


Weather turns chilly since last week as winter is looming around the corner. There is nothing more satisfying than having a bowl of steaming hot pan mee soup during cold days like these.

Pan mee, also known as mian fen guo (flour noodle in English) is my all-time-favourite. I know exactly where to get the best pan mee in my hometown. Pan mee is so addictive! Every week without miss, I would surely pamper myself with a bowl of pan mee soup. By the way, it only costs a mere 2 Euros a bowl back home.

You can have your pan mee in soup, dried form or even stir-fried with thick soy source. I like mine in the traditional way, that is soup based with finely hand-tear flour noodles, crispy fried shallot and ikan bilis (anchovies), leafy vegetable and some well seasoned minced chicken. The special-made chili dip completes a perfect bowl of pan mee soup.  

Since fish cake, eggs and leafy vegetable are the only ingredients I could find from my fridge, I decided to make a less elaborate pan mee today.

This is my recipe.

Ingredients
  • 1 cube of Maggie Chicken Cube
  • 500g of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tea spoon of salt
  • 1 egg (fried and sliced into thin shreds) 
  • some fish cake (cut into slices)
  • some leafy vegetable (your preference)
  • some fried shallots (you can get the ready made fried shallots from AH or Asian market)
  • some sambal oolek

Making the dough
Step 1: Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and add in a pinch of salt
Step 2: Gradually pour in the water and stir the mixture until the flour and water turns to dough form
Step 3: Knead the dough for 15 minutes until the dough turns smooth and elastic
Step 4: Cover the dough with a cling wrap and set it to rest in the fridge for 2 hours

Cooking the Pan Mee
Step 1: Add a cube of Maggie Chicken Soup into a sauce pan with boiling water
Step 2: Tear the dough by hand into small pieces (thickness according to your preference) into the boiling soup
Step 3: Add in fish cake and vegetable. Stir for 1 minute
Step 4: Dish up and sprinkle some fried shallots and shredded eggs on the pan mee


Tip: For an extra kick, add in a dash of sambal oolek

Voila ... there you go my Netherlands version of pan mee soup, with fish cake, shredded egg and pak choi.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... bitbond small business loans