Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Meat Sauce Soy Bean Noodles 肉酱豆签

Soy bean noodles is called tau chiam in Hokkien. It's made of soy bean and wheat. Hence, the Protein value is higher than the normal noodles, and it's low in carbo too. It's good for diabetes patient who loves noodles. The texture is similar to "pan mee" (板面).

I've eaten soy bean noodles a few times before, but each time it is cooked by mum...basically chicken stock soup noodles with ingredients like minced pork, dried shrimps, and "tong chai" (a type of preserved veggies). Honestly, I don't quite like it to be cooked that way.

I strongly believe this high nutrition noodles can be cooked into several simple and yummy dishes. So, I took the first attempt to cook it my way, which I simply named it as Meat Sauce Soy Bean Noodles. Shredded carrot, button mushroom and scallion were added to my Meat Sauce Soy Bean Noodles to make it into a balance diet.

I'm very satisfied with the outcome and I got thumbs up from hubby. :) Luckily I prepared quite a generous portion for him, otherwise, he'll pester me for more. Haha... sounds so proud ya. :P I may discover more recipes for soy bean noodles. Stay tuned!

Meat Sauce Soy Bean Noodles
Serves 2


5 pcs of soy bean noodles
180 gm minced pork/chicken
1 carrot, shredded
6 button mushroom, sliced
3 clove of garlic, chopped
spring onion, cut into 2" length
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Marinate the minced meat with:
1 tbsp of light soy sauce
dash of pepper


1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp fermented soy bean sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp of corn starch diluted in 4 tbsp of water


1. Marinate the meat and leave it for 15 minutes.

2. Bring a pot of water to boil. Cook soy bean noodle as per the packaging instruction. Drain then water and pour the noodle on a big plate.

3. Mix a tbsp of sesame oil with the noodle to prevent the noodle from stick together.

4. Heat some oil in a wok and saute garlic till fragrant. Add in the meat and stir fry till cooked.

5. Add some sesame oil, light soy sauce, fermented bean, mushrooms, carrots and mix well. Pour in half a cup of water and leave it simmering for few minutes.

6. Add the corn starch and the spring onion to mix well just before turning the fire off.

7. Pour the sauce over the soy bean noodle and serve hot.


Sugar Bean said...

Oops, lousy me, I have no idea what is soy bean noodles until I read your post. Looks good! I wanna try too! :)

SimpleGirl said...

i love soy bean noodles...yea...comparatively healthier than pan mee and yellow noodles...

Dora said...

Lunch is near and this noodle really appetizes me! ;p

gill gill said...

this soy bean noodle reminds my child hood, a sick meal... :) and my lovely late grandma cooking.

Its tasty to go for dry version, just like your meat sauce, and its simply delicious with adding soy sauce and garlic oil only.

Food For Tots said...

I had tried this noodle in KL. Kinda miss it now. Yours looks so delicious! ;)

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

ah... the noodles look so delicious. Perhaps next time you can cook for us. ^-^

Elin said...

Haha, not only your hubby, I also want more...so appetizing and I like this soy bean noodles..like pan meen texture..yum yum hey nowadays you becoming good cook:))

Uncle Lee said...

Hi, that plate of noodles sure looks delicious.
One of my favorites is sar hor fun. Just had it 2 days ago too.
And I love Penang.
You have a nice day and keep a song in your heat, best regards, Lee.

Little Inbox said...

Hi Sugar Bean, the packaging is similar to mee suah.

SimpleGirl, yalor. It's the better choice.

Dora, opsss sorry for making you hungry. :)

gill gill, haha...a sick dish, but definitely not fir the dry version.

Little Inbox said...

Food 4 Tots, oh thank you!

Food Paradise, ok no problem.

Elin, practicing makes me a better cook, hehe...

Uncle Lee, nice seeing you dropping by. :)
You too, have a nice weekend.

美牙 said...

hello little box,
your soy bean noodles sure look delicious, yum yum!!

buzzingbee said...

looks really good! Bravo!

Steven Goh said...

wah... yummy for this tau chiam leh. I think if for me I rather go and buy instead of preparing that myself.

ai wei said...

it is 豆千 right? (sorry, the qian word might be wrong. forgotten how to write).

lovely. and i remember it is really smooth and silky!

npm said...

hi, yr dry version tau chiam looks really nice! i normally have it in soup version. this is smthg different.

Little Inbox said...

美牙, hi, thanks for dropping by. Thanks.

buzzingbee, thank you! :)

Steven Goh, I'm really lazy yo step out from my house, so I rather cook it on my own. Outside got sell this tau chiam meh?

ai wei, yes, it's called "豆签". It's smmoth and silky like pan mee.

npm, thanks for dropping by. Now I can learn Nyonya dish from you. :P

nyonya pendek melaka said...

hi little inbox, sure can ;). i'm still learning too, so we'll learn together :). penang has a great variety of nyonya food too :D.

Little Inbox said...

npm, yea agree. My mom cooks quite a lot of Nyonya dishes which I just realize. She cooks asam prawn, asam curry fish, lor bak, jiu hu char,...


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