one dish i was very much impressed was the 香煎米粉. i thought it was really good, crispy very fragrant good wok hae, bee hoon & ingredients inside tasty, not mushy, not burnt.
suddenly felt like giving it a try today on 14.5.2016.
took out leftover sotong tentacles, some prawns, chicken breat from freezer & defrosted.
had 1/2 chinese cabbage in chillier, 2 leaves turning bad liao. cut 1/3 from the 1/2 & removed the spoiled portions.
- cut chinese cabbage into very thing strips & fried with cut chilli padi & oil first & fish sauce till soften. added the leaves & fried a bit more then added 1 cup water, turned to low & braised. chinese cabbage was to add veg sweetness as stock (i didn;t have any chicken stock).
- while cabbage braising (about 15mins), i cut the defrosted prawns, chicken, sotong tentacles & seasoned separately with fish sauce & white pepper.
- i removed the cabbage with little soup left & transfer to a bowl. then i added butter & fried the prawns, chicken, sotong tentacles maybe 80% cooked. removed them & set aside (i think this step not necessary but i was not sure how much stock to add & whether i had time to cook them before drying out the beehoon).
- i added oil, onions, chopped garlic into pan & fried till fragrant, turned fire high & added 2 eggs & scrambled.
- then i returned the stock to the pan added the beehoon (soaked in water & drained) together with the prawns, chicken, sotong tentacles & braised the beehoon.
- i turned fire to high to dry out the beehoon, then i added the scrambled egg & mixed.
- the last step was to make the beehoon crispy. i was able to do it in parts but could not flip over & make it into a pancake presentation.
anyway the result was still a very tasty, fragrant, quite excellent tasting beehoon with very good wok hae.
i added coriander (& some cut spring onions earlier). daughter commented the coriander flavour really nice (a bit like eating orh lua, a crispy fragrant egg dish matches well with coriander la)…
anyway now i have a good feel of the dish so can very the steps a little as provided below.
- 120g beehoon
- 8 small prawns.
- 1/2 squid – 12 slices
- chicken breast or pork – 8 slices
- 1.5cup chicken stock
- 1 cup thinly sliced chinese cabbage
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp chopped garlic
- 1/2 sliced yellow onions
- 1 cut chilli padi
- fish sauce (about 1.5tbsp in all)
- 1 stalk cut spring onions
- 1 bunch coriander (for garnishing)
- add oil, onions, chopped garlic into pan & fried till fragrant. turn fire high & add 2 eggs & scramble. set aside.
- fry chinese cabbage & cut chilli padi with oil & fish sauce till soften. add 1.5 cup chicken stock, turn to low & braise. reduce to 1/2 cup or so.
- marinate prawns, sliced chicken breast (or pork), sliced sotong with fish sauce & white pepper.
- add beehoon (soak in water & drain first) together with the prawns, chicken/pork, sotong & braise the beehoon.
- turn fire to high to dry out the beehoon, then add the scrambled egg, cut spring onions & mix.
- flatten out the beehoon & press to crisp over high fire. flip over if possible. if not, crisp enough parts of the beehoon. garnish with coriander & serve.