Saturday, July 29, 2006

Mie Ayam (Noodle with Chicken)

As I have written in the earlier post, it's hard to find authentic Indonesian restaurants here. Though there are some emerging in the town area, most only have fried/grilled chicken in their menu. Mie Ayam is still rare here in Singapore.

Back in Borneo, people are not very into Mie Ayam. There is only one store that I remembered selling this noodle. The reason that we ate there was because it's near to my school. It's opposite an old nostalgic cinema, which is now converted into a supermarket. The shop has a sate stall, mie ayam pangsit stall and a dessert/drink stall. We (young school kids) loved to order Mie Ayam Pangsit and some sticks of sate. To complete the meal, we always had"Es Shanghai", similar to S'pore "Ice Kachang" but a little more chocolatie. I am not sure if the shop is still there today, as I haven't gone back to my hometown for almost 6-7 years.

I had more of Mie Ayam only when I was in Sydney. The Indonesian students love this. Two restaurants that are famous for their Mie Ayam are Pinangsia at Kingsford and Cafe Joy at Chinatown. Personally, I prefer Pinangsia's. It's noodle is thinner and serving is smaller. My first attempt of making this was when I was at H's place. It's not that hard... Ok let's cook!

A. Braised chicken with mushroom

120 g chicken breast fillet, cubed
1 can of button mushroom, quartered
3 garlic cloves, minced finely
1 tbs of sweet soy sauce
1 tbs of oyster sauce
2 tbs of dark soy sauce
salt to taste
1/2 cup of water

Fry garlic until golden, add in chicken and mushroom. Followed by other ingredients, bring to boil.

B. For Noodle
1 pack of egg noodle, bring to boil until soft
2 tbs of minced fried garlic
1 tbs of fish sauce
1 tbs of corn oil--cooking oil
salt to taste
1/2 tsp of pepper

C. Garnish
fried shallot
1 small block of fish cake, boiled and sliced thinly
chinese celery, chopped
some green vegies eg. chai sym, boiled briefly
fried wonton

Dry noodle once it's soft. In a bowl, add in oil, minced fried garlic, fish sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well. Add in noodle and mix noodle well with the sauce.

Scoop in 3 tbs of A, the chicken onto the bowl of noodle. Garnish with fried shallot, fish cake slices, chopped chinese celery.


Blogger Andrie Anne said...

Hi..(binun manggilnya apa ya? ) Thx for passing by. N for posting ur comment 2.Mind I link u up?.I love ur pictures.And for sure, the recipes too..keep baking n cooking..!!

1:23 pm  
Blogger duckiekitchen said...

Panggil aja May... sure.. link aja anne... update terus ya anne...

1:40 pm  
Anonymous st0p_89 said...

wahh... keliatannya enak sekali c... udah lama ngga makan nih... harus gw coba nih...

9:05 am  
Blogger duckiekitchen said...

For Stop_89:
Be, mie ayam gampang kok. Cuman di S'pore agak susah cari mie yg bener2 kaya mie ayam. Mungkin di US byk di Asian grocerynya...

10:44 am  

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