Thursday, September 17, 2009

Braised "Yee-Fu" Noodles

Yee Mein aka "Yee-Fu" noodles is called 伊府面 in Mandarin. It's a kind of thin egg noodles that is been deep-fried. It has the slightly chewy texture.

The noodles is tasty, and there are multiple ways of cooking it. Here in Penang hawker stalls, this noodles is commonly used in sizzling plate noodles, clay pot noodles and fried "Yee-Fu" noodles with thick gravy. If you cook it at home, basically it's quite free style. You can add your own favorite ingredients to fry, stir-fry, braise or even cook with a soup base. Everybody can have their own version of "Yee-Fu" noodles.

Here's my version of braised "Yee-Fu" noodles. It's similar to those served at hawker stalls, but with less gravy. I would like to share my dish with Preto Pasta Night #131 founded by Ruth and hosted by Sweet Kitchen this round.

Braised "Yee-Fu" Noodles

Serves 2


2 pieces of yee mee
120gm chicken breast, thinly sliced
8 prawns, shelled and de-veined
3 big rectagular fish balls, thickly sliced
some mustard leaves (choy sum)
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 Omega-3 egg, lightly beaten
3 tbsp of cooking oil
300ml water
1 tbsp corn starch diluted in 2 tbsp of water


1 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 & 1/2 tbsp of light soy sauce
1/2 tsp of dark soy sauce
1 tsp of sesame oil
dash of white pepper


1. Blanch the yee mee in hot water for 30 seconds and drain. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in a wok, saute garlic till fragrant. Add prawns, fish balls and chicken meat to stir fry. Add a tbsp of light soy sauce to mix well.

3. Pour in water and get the wok covered. When boiling, add the balance seasonings and mustard leaves for simmering. Stir in the beaten egg to cook for a while.

4. Pour in the corn starch to mix for few seconds. Add the "Yee-Fu" noodles to mix well before off the fire.


Food For Tots said...

I luv "yee mein" noodles but haven't tried to cook it myself. Your homemade version looks very tasty and healthy too! I feel so hungry now.....

New Kid on the Blog said...

Yee Mein? I like my mom's way of cooking. Stir Fry... but this type is something that I have not try. Probably will cook one day. hahahaa

SimpleGirl said...

for lazy ppl version, i made the dry "gon lou" yee nice also haha

Ruth Daniels said...

I love this. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Sweet Kitchen said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for your submission to this week's Presto Pasta Night.

foodbin said...

some type of yee mein are salty-was yours?

Dora said...

I like Yee Fu mee also. Can i have a plate of the noodles now? :D

Little Inbox said...

Food For Tots, I'm sorry making you hungry. I hope u'll try to cook your own one day.

New kid, I remember you post it before. Since I still have some dried yee mein at home, as well I try out your mom's recipe?

SimpleGirl, "gon lou" is another great idea huh?

Little Inbox said...

Ruth, no problem. :)

Sweet Kitchen, I just read through the round up, and I'm anticipating to try out some of them. Thanks for the great job!

foodbin, I use the normal type like 5 pieces in 1 packet. No, they are not salty, but not so chewy.

Dora, can, sure! Haha...

Kristin said...

Coming over from PPN, very interesting dish. I have never heard of yee mein noodles. But I do love anything that is so versitle as you described these noodles.

Unknown said...

I never cook Yee mein at home before. Normally, will go and get one with very "dry" version. ^-^

Little Inbox said...

Kristin, thanks for dropping by.

Food Paradise, hmm...yesterday I try another home cooked dry yee mein. Later will post about it.

Elin Chia said...

waa...I am hungry just looking t ur yee mein :) Well done coz I am salivating and stomach growling now :p

Little Inbox said...

Elin, this is just a simple noodles to settle our dinner, hehe...

Joanne said...

I have never heard of these noodles but they look quite delicious. Love the recipe.

Little Inbox said...

Joanne, this type of noodles are commonly used in Chinese restaurant. :)


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