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Penang Mamak Mee Goreng (Penang Indian Fried Noodles)
« on: May 27, 2013, 06:12:08 am »
This is one of the many popular street food in Penang, usually fried by very experienced weather-beaten Indian hawkers. It is a delicious fried noodles, with lots of depth in flavour.

I like mine hot but you can control the heat by the amount of Sambal (chilli paste) that you use.

Not sure if I'm able to convert the cooking to a TMX. This is fried in the wok. Recipe is adapted from "Famous Street Food of Penang"


Name of Recipe:  Penang Mamak Mee Goreng

Number of People: 4

Ingredients:

2 to 4 tbsp oil
2 tsp chopped garlic
1 to 2 tbsp sambal paste, less for non-spicy version
50 g choy sum, cut into 3 cm lengths
500 g yellow noodles, rinsed
1 piece firm beancurd, fried until golden brown & sliced
1 large potato, boiled, peeled and sliced
3 eggs
100 g beansprouts

Options
Squids
Fish cake

Seasoning Sauce
2 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tbsp dark soya sauce
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
1 tsp sugar

Sambal Paste

10 dried chillies, large. Soak in hot water before processing.
1 onions
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp salt

Garnishes (Optional)
Fried shallot crisps
1 fresh red chilli, sliced

Preparation:

1. Whizz Sambal ingredients in the TMX. Heat the oil in a wok. Add sambal paste, if usiing. Fry until fragrant and oil separates from the paste on low heat. Otherwise, sauté garlic.

2. Add greens and fry for a few seconds.

3. Add noodles and fry over high heat for a few seconds, stirring continuously.

4. Add 3 tbsp of seasoning sauce, beancurd and potato. Stir to mix well.

5. Lower heat. Spread out the noodles and make a well in the centre. Add 1-2 tbsp oil. Crack eggs into the oil. Stir to scramble the eggs and cook for a few seconds until the eggs are somewhat set.

6. Add beansprouts and spring onion. Mix well. Dish out when beansprouts are wilted.




Tips/Hints:

The noodles shouldn't be dry nor wet with gravy.
The taste is a balance of salty, sour (from the tomato sauce), spicy and slightly sweet.
I've used a combination of tomato paste and ketchup before.
If adding protein, mix them in and cook before adding the greens.
I like to marinate sliced squid in Thai Fish Sauce for this dish.

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« Last Edit: May 29, 2013, 04:24:36 am by BeezeeBee »

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Re: Penang Mamak Mee Goreng (Penang Indian Fried Noodles)
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013, 06:23:18 am »
Thanks so much BZB will try soon I imagine chop sum is a asian vegetable?

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Re: Penang Mamak Mee Goreng (Penang Indian Fried Noodles)
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013, 06:23:40 am »
Thank you so much BZB!!! It looks delicious ! Really appreciate your posting this!! :)

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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 06:28:29 am »
yum sounds delicious can't wait to try it, thanks for the recipe ;D;D

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Re: Penang Mamak Mee Goreng (Penang Indian Fried Noodles)
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2013, 06:33:10 am »
Thanks so much BZB will try soon I imagine chop sum is a asian vegetable?

Choy sum is a Chinese vege. It can be found in my local Woolies and Coles.

I'm sure you can replace it with any vege that provides crunch to the texture, and easily stir fried.

You can refer to http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/horticulture/vegetables/commodity/asian/choy-sum-em-brassica-rapa-subsp.-parachinensisem for a picture :)

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Re: Penang Mamak Mee Goreng (Penang Indian Fried Noodles)
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2013, 06:36:26 am »
yummy, thanks
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Re: Penang Mamak Mee Goreng (Penang Indian Fried Noodles)
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 06:37:06 am »
Thanks  :) :)

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Re: Penang Mamak Mee Goreng (Penang Indian Fried Noodles)
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 10:00:44 am »
Yum Yum. yum...mouth is watering already.

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Re: Penang Mamak Mee Goreng (Penang Indian Fried Noodles)
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 10:15:49 am »
ThanksBZB... This is going to be good !!!

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Re: Penang Mamak Mee Goreng (Penang Indian Fried Noodles)
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2013, 03:33:50 pm »
The excess sambal paste can be frozen or kept in the fridge. It is a basic chilli paste that is used in dishes like Nasi Lemak or even curries.

To get a more flavoursome sambal, I use belacan (shrimp paste) Instead of salt. But the aroma might be too strong for some :D ;D

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Re: Penang Mamak Mee Goreng (Penang Indian Fried Noodles)
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2013, 08:13:44 am »
Thak you, thank you, thank you. This sounds wonderful. Will make for dinner tonight. :)

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Re: Penang Mamak Mee Goreng (Penang Indian Fried Noodles)
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2013, 11:29:32 am »
This got 5/5 from us. However I reduced the dried chillies to 3, and used prawns, oyster mushrooms and snow peas rather than choysum and squid.

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Re: Penang Mamak Mee Goreng (Penang Indian Fried Noodles)
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2013, 12:23:57 pm »
Oh wow! You tried my recipe, Courton!! Glad you liked it :)

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Re: Penang Mamak Mee Goreng (Penang Indian Fried Noodles)
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2013, 12:33:33 pm »
It is exciting when someone does one of your recipes BZB, it sounds as if it has gone down a treat from courton's review.
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Re: Penang Mamak Mee Goreng (Penang Indian Fried Noodles)
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2013, 10:44:26 pm »
BZB,  must try this as we love Asian food.  Will probably have to cut back on the Chilli.  Thank you for the recipe.