When I said “Let’s have Phuket food”, one of many dishes that cannot be missed is “Hokkien Fried Noodles” or “Hokkien Mee”.
If you visit Phuket, everyone will suggest that you should try Hokkien fried noodles. There are 3 famous restaurants in Phuket; Mee Ton Pho, Mee Sapam Yay Jian, and Mee Ao Gae. Three famous restaurants with slightly different tastes.
And for anyone who loves this dish, a Hokkien Fried Noodles, and want to cook it by yourself at home. Today I would like to present a simple recipe that you can do at home. In this recipe, the secret is to add the broth while stirring (little by little). And use the oil that frying onions and garlic to stir-fry. Let’s see the recipe and method to make stir-fried Hokkien Mee or Stir-fried Hokkien Yellow Noodles with Soy Sauce, in Phuket style as below.
- 1.5 – 2 kg of yellow noodles (5-6 pax).
- Bok choy, rinse, and cut (separate leaves and stalks, slightly crush the stalks)
- Sliced Shallots
- Minced garlic
- Soft-boiled eggs
- Fish fillet (today uses dolly fish)
- Black Soy Sauce, Sugar, Fish Sauce, Oyster Sauce
- Add the oil to a heated pan, fry the onion and garlic until fragrant.
- Add fish fillet (dolly) and fish balls or other meat depending on your preferences. Stir-fried the sauce until the meat is cooked. Add dark soy sauce to make a colorful and aroma. Be careful, if you add too much, it will have a bitter taste.
- Add bok choy’s stalks, stir until the leaves are soft, add the leaves.
- Mix everything together.
- You can add broth if you think it too dry (or plain water + oyster sauce)
- Seasoning with sugar, fish sauce as you like (the taste can be a little strong because we will add noodle)
- Add the noodles to the cooked sauce. Add a bit of broth and wait until it boils. So that the noodles absorb the flavor and are soft.
- Taste the noodle if it is soft and has a sauce flavor it is ok. Serving with soft-boiled eggs, or if you prefer cooked eggs you can add eggs and stir-fry with noodles in the pan.
How does it taste – Sweet and salty, the noodles are soft and a bit oily.