Malaysian Stir Fried Hokkien Mee Recipe

Malaysian Hokkien Style Stir Fried Chinese Noodles

Hokkien mee is a famous noodles dish among the Malaysian Chinese community. This version of dark stir fried noodle is famous in the central and southern part of Malaysia and should not to be confused with the Penang version which is basically a kind of spicy prawn noodle or the Singapore version which is lighter in color and taste. This Hokkien Mee with chicken recipes is simple to prepare using easily available Chinese sauces such as soya sauce and oyster sauce only. For more variety, you can add other ingredients to the noodles such as mushroom, fish cake or meat balls. You can also add your favorite vegetables such as broccoli or cauliflower to the Malaysian Hokkien style stir fried Chinese noodles.

Ingredients 1:

  • 1/2 cup chicken fillet, remove fat and sliced thinly
  • 2 cups (about 16 oz or 500 g) fat yellow noodles(or tai lok meen)
  • 5 pieces of medium size prawns, shelled (leave tails intact)
  • 1 cup Chinese cabbage, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium size carrots, remove skin and shred
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced

Ingredients 2: (seasoning)

  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce (add more or less according to your saltiness preferences)
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • A dash of white and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

Cooking Instructions :

  1. To prepare the noodles, blanched in boiling water for about 1 minute to soften it then rinse in cold water and drain well. Set aside.
  2. In a wok, heat up the cooking oil and sauté the garlic until slightly golden brown or fragrant.
  3. Add in the chicken slices and prawn. Stir until chicken surface turns white.
  4. Add in the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce and oyster sauce and stir well.
  5. Put in the Chinese cabbage, shredded carrots and chicken stock. Bring to boil and let it simmer until the gravy is slightly thick and the vegetables are soft to your liking.
  6. Add in the yellow noodles and stir to mix well so that the noodles will be coated with the sauce. Add more dark soy sauce for color if you prefer a darker color noodles.
  7. Let the noodles simmer until the gravy is thick. Add in the sesame oil and pepper to taste and stir to mix well before dishing up the noodles to a serving dish. Serve while still hot.

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