Saturday, March 13, 2010

Minced Meat Noodle

I just realized that I've not cook for more than 2 weeks. Apart from a small nose surgery that I had about 2 weeks ago, my kitchen is currently under renovation. The window, the compartment, the kitchen top, the concealed wiring, the wall painting were done except the built in kitchen cabinet. So, at this moment, still no home cooking yet until everything is done. I told myself be patient and treat it as a long break. :)

Just before the kitchen renovation, I cook this minced meat noodle to clear the stock in my fridge. I saw quite a number of bloggers cook this when I visited their Chinese blogs. So, I just copied their idea and cook it in my most convenient way. The minced meat sauce with mushroom and hard-boiled egg goes well with either noodles or steamed rice. Enjoy!

Minced Meat Noodle
Serves 4


4 pieces of dried egg noodle
250gm minced pork/chicken
6 dried mushrooms, soaked, drained, stalk removed and quartered
4 hard-boiled egg, shelled
2tbsp of olive oil
5 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
800ml water
1tbsp corn starch mixed with 3 tbsp of water


3tbsp light soy sauce
2tbsp oyster sauce
1tsp sesame oil
1tbsp dark soy sauce
dash of pepper


1.  Marinate the meat with seasoning and leave for 1 hour.

2. Heat some olive oil in a wok, saute the garlic and add the marinated minced meat and mushrooms. Stir fry till the meat is cooked. Add water and bring to a boil. Add in the hard-boiled eggs. Cover the lid, turn to low flame and simmer until the sauce thickening. Stir it from time to time.

3. Bring water to boil in a pot. Cook the egg noodle as per the instruction on the packaging and set aside. 

4. Lastly, pour in the corn starch mixture to the sauce, stir well and off the fire. Pour the sauce over the noodle and garnish with chopped spring onion. Serve hot.


ann low said...

WOW, looks so delicious. I would definitely like to try this with some chill sauce.
Are you OK by now? Take care ;)


New Kid on the Blog said...

yes, take this period to rest. don't stress yourself up.

speedy recovery, pal!

Little Inbox said...

Anncoo, I'm fine now. Thank you.

New Kid, very soon will back to cooking. :)
Now, my nose should be ok already. Will have a post check up again this coming Friday.

Unknown said...

This sounds nice and quick and tasty!

Linda said...

Looks really delicious! :)


Looks nice :-)

tigerfish said...

Your minced meat noodle looks very delicious. Sometimes, I add some black vinegar as what those in hawker stalls do. :)

Have a good rest , ok?

pigpigscorner said...

This looks awesome with some chili oil! Take care =)

Little Inbox said...

Kevin and Linda, hello to both of you. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

MRC, it taste good too, haha...

tigerfish, thanks. I will. :)

pigpigscorner, oh yeah chili oil! Good idea!
Ok, I will, thanks.

foongpc said...

Wow! Looks really yummy! makes me hungry now : )

CRIZ LAI said...

I cook this dish very often too as it was the easiest and with the shortest cooking time for a hungry tummy. LOL! Try frying the noodles/rice with some eggs/sprinkles of soy sauce/pepper/chopped garlic, you'd be surprised that it would be tastier. :)

xin said...

hmm nose surgery for sinus? my mom sometimes use wantan mee when she cooks this too :D

worldwindows said...

I like the look of this bowl of noodles and would be eaten with relish!

Food For Tots said...

Your renovation reminds me of the upgrading project done by the government in this coming August. Must be very messy, right? Love your minced meat noodle. It's my family favourite. Will try it out one day. Hope you have a speedy recovery!

Little Inbox said...

fongpc, oh, midnight already wor...

Criz, oh I see. Thanks for the tips.

Not because of sinus.
I used egg noodle here, which is similar to wantan noodle.

worldwindows, thanks:)

Food for Tots, yeah, really messy. Luckily now the renovation is nearly done, left the cabinet portion. Phew...
I'm ok already, thank you.

noobcook said...

This looks like zha jiang mian, very yummy. Hope you are recuperating well from surgery, get well soon!

Patty said...

Oh I love this dish, I used to have something just like it all the time when I was a kid. Thanks for posting!

Big Boys Oven said...

awesomely delicious!

Jessica - The Novice Chef said...

This looks fabulous! I am so glad I discovered your blog!!

tracieMoo said...

Sounds and looks seriously delicious. I'm going to have to try this!

J2Kfm said...

Very homely stuff. Speedy recovery ya?

daphne said...

YEs! blog hopping is helping me set my menu for next week!

choi yen said...

1 more bowl please!!!!

Ari (Baking and Books) said...

That is one gorgeous photo! I love all the colors and how crisply everything is defined.

Cindy said...

I tried the recipe. I left out the pork and substituted minced smoked beef sausage. It worked out great.

Ruth Daniels said...

I do hope you and your kitchen are all in working order by now. And that you'll consider sharing one of your noodle/pasta dishes with Presto Pasta Nights soon.


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