January 19, 2009

Mom’s Mee Siam

Category: Recipe

This signature dish of my mom’s is really quite addictive. I do miss it every so often and seems like it has become one of my best dishes so far. Even Silver Bullet loves it! Still does not taste exactly like Mom’s, but I’ve been told it’s quite close. Good enough for me and it is quite simple to make.

Mom’s Mee Siam
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  1. 1 packet or 300g vermicelli
  2. 20 pcs dried chillies
  3. 2 big onions – sliced
  4. 3 garlic – sliced
  5. 1/2 inch fresh tumeric – sliced
  6. 350g minced chicken, beef or fresh prawns
  7. 150g or 1/3 of small bottle of fermented soy beans/taucheo (optional)
  8. Cabbage, bean sprouts or kailan
  9. Chinese chives (optional)
  10. 3-6 pcs dried anchovies to be rinsed and clean (optional)
  11. salt to taste
  12. Hard boiled eggs
  1. Soak vermicelli at least overnight with water so that they become soft. Drain before using
  2. Cut dried chillies and soak them with hot water for about 20 minutes. Drain out the water
  3. Combine onions, garlic, ginger, soaked dried chillies, anchovies (optional) and blend them together.
  4. Wash the fermented soy beans to get rid of the liquid or it will be too salty. Blend or pound separately
  5. Clean all vegetables. If using cabbage/kailan, cut and set aside
  6. Cut the chives at about 3-5 cm
  7. Heat up pan with oil. Add meat and fry till it’s slightly brown and dry
  8. Add in the combined paste of grind chillies as in #3
  9. Fry until fragrant and add in taucheo if used.
  10. Add in the drained vermicelli, vegetables and chives and cover for about 5 minutes
  11. Mix well over slow fire. Cover the pan for 2-3 minutes and stir well again until they are thoroughly mixed. Refrain from continuously stirring or the vermicelli will break into smaller pieces
  12. Add salt to taste. Turn off the fire once they are cooked and thorougly mixed
  13. Serve with hard boiled eggs
  1. This dish might make you fart more than usual. But the fart’s’ all worth it! You have been warned.
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  1. Josephine

    You certainly are a chef like your mum!

  2. not yet..will get there in time. And she’s only been cooking for more than 50 years! 🙂


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