Mee Hoon – a type of rice noodle, otherwise known as vermicelli. While mee is usually understood as noodles, I have no idea where “hoon” came about. My best uneducated guess would be some guy by the name of “Hoon” probably invented it and named the noodles after him.
Goreng – Fried (or to fry)
Putih – the colour white
The final product looks something like this:
This is quite the typical Singaporean-Malaysian dish. It is one that I can’t get enough of and I seem to recall ever eating the dish only when visiting someone’s home for a house party. Although it might be sold commercially at food stalls and hawker centres, I rarely found them as appetizing as those that are served at someone’s home party. Not sure why that was!
I guess that’s the beauty of a simple and uncomplicated home-made food. Here’s the recipe which I have modified to suit the needs of my family, and one which does not include the use of any seafood. The original recipes include prawns, squids and fishballs