Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Flour Noodle Soup aka Pan Meen 清汤板面


After making the flour noodle, I cooked it into this flour noodle soup. The hand made flour noodle was very successful. When the noodle is cooked to al dente, the texture is springy. Most importantly, it's chemical free. 

For the garnishing, I follow the traditional pan meen, which includes fried anchovies, fish balls, meat balls, minced pork, pucuk manis and black fungus strips. I'm proud of it as everything's home made. This is another achievement that cheer me up for a whole day. 

See the al dente hand made flour noodle?

I'm sharing this dish with Presto Pasta Nights #187 founded by Ruth from Once Upon A Feast, and hosted by Tigerfish from teczcape-an escape to food.

Flour Noodle Soup 清汤板面
Serves 4

Ingredients:
home made flour noodle (portion for 4)
2 cups of anchovies, preferably to get the heads removed
1 cap of black fungus, soaked for 15 minutes and drain. Cut into thin strips
160gm of minced pork, marinade
4 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
a handful of pucuk manis
8 meatballs
8 fish balls
1.6 liter water
cooking oil

Marinades:
1tbsp of light soy sauce
dash of white pepper powder

Seasonings:
salt to taste (if required)

Steps:
1. Marinate the minced pork with 1tbsp of light soy sauce and dash of pepper. Set aside.
2. Wash and drain the anchovies. Dry it with kitchen towel. Spread it on a baking pan. Bake it in over under 150 degree C for 10-15 minutes.
3. Heat about 1/2 cup of oil in a wok under medium flame. Fry the baked anchovies until golden brown. Drain the oil and set aside.
4. Bring 1.6 liter of water to a boil in a pot. Add fried anchovies to simmer for 20 minutes. Sieve the broth and bring back to simmer.
5. In parallel to prepare the broth, heat 2tbsp of oil in a wok. Sauté garlic till fragrant. Stir-fry the marinated minced pork for 5 minutes. Set aside.
6. Add black fungus strips in the same wok to stir-fry for 1 minute. Sprinkle with some water if too dry.
7. Bring another pot of water to a boil. Cook the flour noodle for 8 minutes. Drain and divide the portion into 4 bowls.
8. Add meatballs, fish balls and pucuk manis in the simmering broth. Add salt to taste. Cook until the fish balls floated. Divide the ingredients into the 4 bowls with noodle. Garnish with fried minced pork, fried anchovies and black fungus strips.

44 comments:

Anncoo said...

I also love pan mian very much and yours looks so delicious.Anymore left?

Little Inbox said...

Anncoo, hahaha...I cooked this quite sometime ago. You say ler?

Zoe said...

Your ban mian look delicious. I'm so hungry looking at this noodles...

Little Inbox said...

Zoe, this is the result after a series of hard work, hehe...worth it?

tigerfish said...

I am so proud of you too and I am full of envy right now. Homemade Pan Meen, with fried anchovies etc. *drool*

Thanks for joining us at PPN #187 :)

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I love pan meen.
Since I don't own a roller, I just roll it with a rolling pin and cut with knife.
Seeing urs make me itch making some again, but lately very very lazy.

Little Inbox said...

tigerfish, it is my pleasure to share the dish with PPN. :)

wendy, I'm glad that you're influenced by me, hehe...

New Kid on the Blog said...

Oooo... I can't wait to have a bowl. :)

Ruth Daniels said...

Gorgeous and delicious - I even love the bowl! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Joanne said...

Chemical and preservative free and filled with so many delicious flavors! Can't go wrong there.

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Siew Lay, your 板面 looks so so good!! I feel like licking the screen now!! Could have guessed about the al dente texture just by looking at the pics. Man, so good!

I'm so proud of you, too! Your hubby is darn lucky to have married a wife like you. When my kitchen is fully ready, I'll make some pasta/noodles too! Thank you for the reminder!

pigpigscorner said...

My grandma used to make this a lot! I miss this!

Bean said...

so nice and look delicious!
may be better than pan mian i do now!!!

mycookinghut said...

I want I want!!! Pan Mee looks soo good! I really haven't had it for so long!!

Stella said...

Oh, noodles! How I do love thee? What, I wasn't writing a poem about how delicious this looked or anything (smile). That would be so dorky of me;)!

Little Inbox said...

New Kid, finished liao wor...haha...

Ruth, thanks. It's fun sharing the dish with your PPN. :)

Joanne, this is good for those health freak, haha...

Pei-Lin, thank you. I pamper him a lot with my home cooked food hor?
Ok, will look forward when your kitchen is renovated.

Little Inbox said...

pigpigscorner, grandma use to make this by hand pull, right?

Bean, haha...this is just my first trial, and I'm happy that it turned out so great. :) I can see you have quite a wide range of pan meen. I learned some from TV show too...I'll try making some special pan meen when I'm free.

mycookinghut, did I make you drooling? LOL.

Stella, not at all, hehe...Have a nice day!

Pam said...

Yum! It looks so delicious.

choi yen said...

I like homemade panmee too, can put any ingredients that I like

daphne said...

What a lovely version!!! I like what u said in your previous most about the pasta maker being an "investment" ;p I say that often to my hubby.. hahaa. but ended up storing my cooking items! doh!

I love what u have done little inbox! Such a healthy and wholesome meal!

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

hAHA - I just had mine - Nice pan meen :) Again one of your many experiment?

cariso said...

Keng! I could that see that these 4 bowls full of hardwork behind the scene!!

++MIRA++ said...

never had this but it looks soooo soul satisfying. yum.

Medifast Coupons said...

I don't know if I would go to the work of the noodles but I sure want to make the soup, and probably buy a fresh noodle. Thanks so much for the recipe to try.

Little Inbox said...

Hi Pam, thanks. Welcome to my blog!

choi yen , yes, and the noodle can be cooked into many many ways.

daphne, hehe...I'm glad that I get the pasta maker to work, otherwise, the investment is not worth. I'll use it more frequent from now on.

Little Inbox said...

MRC, yes and this is one of my success at the first attempt. :)

cariso, yalor...go through long processes in order to prepare the 4 bowls of pan meen. Others may think dine out can save all the energy, hehe...

MIRA, this is something light and yet flavorful. Thanks for dropping by.

Medifast Coupons, it'll be fine with ready made noodles too.

Food For Tots said...

Pan mian is always my favourite. Yours looks absolutely delish!! Worth the extra efforts to homemade it. I really salute you!!

Belly Good Cooking said...

My mom, sis and I will cook pan mee together at home very often when I was a little girl. It was our favourite. Very lazy to make and always buy from outside nowadays. Maybe because my kids are still very small, not fun doing it all by myself, hee hee.

Elin said...

Nothing beats homemade noodles..no preservative and fresh too :) Love your handmade pan mein. Will look out four one when I next drop by Carrefour KL. Can you recommend a specific brand. One that can roll out pasta too :)

My Asian Kitchen said...

my favorite hawker noodles!! look so delicious!! now making me hungry in the middle of night by looking at your pix! lol!

Clare @ Mrs Multitasker said...

You're amazing to have made your own ban mian.. wow... Must have tasted so good!

My Little Space said...

Hi there, I have an award for you. Please feel free to hop over to collect it. Btw, going to get the pasta maker this weekend. It's a nightmare making pasta or noodle without a machine. ha! Hope you're enjoying your day.
Kristy

Little Inbox said...

Thanks LK. I can make this only when I'm in good mood. Not always. Haha...

Belly Good Cooking, I'm lazy too if you ask me to make it now, hehe...

Elin, the noodle maker that I have currently is just limited to 2 dimension of width. One is like the pan mein I made, the other one will be as thin as egg noodle. But, the thickness is adjustable from 1 to 7.

My Asian Kitchen, oppsss sorry. Anyway, thanks for dropping by.

Hi Clare, yes, it tasted good. :)

Kristy, ok will do so and I'm looking forward for your home made noodle then. :)

Quay Po Cooks said...

This is my Mum's favorite. I think she has tried all the pan mein stores in town haha... I showed her your photos and she asked, where is this place? I told her she can't go because it is by invitation only haha. Great photos!

Mei Teng said...

Oh wow..delicious looking pan mee. Makes me want to have a bowl now. I like my pan mee served dry instead of soup style.

mycookinghut said...

Yes!! You made me drool... ;)

LimeCake said...

i love ban mian! this recipe looks very do-able. yum!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow this soup looks amazing and even better that you handmade the noodles wow
thanks so much for visiting my blog, following yours to learn some new recipes Rebecca

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Looks delicious! Have not had this in a while.

Cooking Gallery said...

I can eat such a bowl of noodle soup every day...! I just ate something similar for my dinner today, but the spicier version :)!

Little Inbox said...

Quay Po Cooks, haha, LOL. I can see your mum is addicted to pan mee. :)
Thanks for dropping by.

Mei Teng, when dine out for pan mee, most probably I order the dry version too. :)

mycookinghut, haha, opsss...sorry!

Little Inbox said...

LimeCake, yes, get it practiced, and you'll know this is very doable. :)

Rebecca, thanks for following my blog. Hope to see you more often.

Hi Biren, thanks for dropping by.

Cooking Gallery, oh i see. I like spicy version too. :)

noobcook said...

This looks super duper! I've always wanted to make my own Pan Meen and now your photos have convinced me to, hehe

Little Inbox said...

noobcook, ok ok, I'm anticipating to see your version of pan meen. :)

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