To be honest, I used to think that I'm not gifted when it comes to cooking fried mee (Mee Goreng). I don't know why, but I always find it "flat"...taste-wise.
But now, not anymore...yippie!!
Faaz was feverish last night and usually when my kids are unwell, I don't really have "the" mood to cook. Was thinking of something fast and easy to cook for dinner last night when I saw yellow mee in the fridge. Hmmm...mee. Mee sup or Mee goreng? I asked myself.
While preparing the soup for the Mee Sup as the menu for my kids, I started thinking of Mee Goreng Mamak *tetiba* :D so finally I separated half of the mee and started to prepare the ingredients for Mee Goreng Mamak. Instead of the normal, plain method that I usually use, I added two additional ingredients; meat curry powder and dark soy sauce. The end result?? Love it!!
And when hubby came back from work for dinner last night, he loves it too. Alhamdulillah :) He said, "sebijik cam kedai mamak nie.." and had 2 full plates for himself. Yes! he approves it! Bleh la buat lagi...hihi :)
Yellow Mee (Mee Kuning)
*Shallots (Bawang merah)
*Garlic (Bawang Putih)
**Grind or tumbuk lumat into a paste - use 3 to 4 tbsp of the paste
2 tbsp Chilli paste (Cili kisar)
1 1/2 tbsp Meat Curry Powder (serbuk kari daging)
1 chicken cube
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
A bit of water
2 square tofu (diced and fried)
Meat or chicken, sliced
*I did not use any seafood*
Mustard green (sayur sawi), chopped
1 tomato, diced
fried shallots (bawang goreng
chopped scallion (daun bawang)
Heat the oil, saute the **paste until fragrant, add in the chili paste. Stir. Add in the curry powder and chicken cube. Stir. Add in the meat/chicken. Stir till the meat cooked. Add in the fishcakes and fried tofu, and add a bit of water if it's too dry. Let it simmer. Then, add in the mee and mustard green. Stir well. Add in the dark soy sauce and stir evenly. Lastly, add in the tomatoes and stir. Make a hole in the middle of the pan (in between the fried mee), and add in the egg. Covered the egg with the rest of the mee for about a minute before stir the mee evenly.
(I did not add in salt because the saltiness of the chicken cube and the soy sauce are sufficient for me and my family :))
Served it with some fried shallots and chopped scallion. Add also some limes, if you like a bit of sour taste.