Hi Readers! I'm sorry that my Recipe Index is not available at the moment. If you need to check on my recipes, please click on the individual content next to Home or Category at the sidebar. ~ Thank you.
You are here:Home » Noodles » Dry Mee Siam

Dry Mee Siam

59 comments

 I love mee siam with gravy for the sweet, sour and spicy flavour but it is a very tedious job to prepare the gravy and sambal at home. To prepare a quick and simple meal for my guests last week, I cooked the Dry Mee Siam version instead. I adapted the recipe from Yummy Bakes for the simple ingredients,  not so spicy and with no belacan (dried shrimp paste) used ~as most foreigners can't stand the smell/taste of it. Everyone enjoyed this simple meal for an afternoon tea and asked for the recipe to bring home. I was too busy talking about the ingredients and almost forgot to take pictures LOL!! Please excuse me for the poor garnishing because these pictures taken were from some leftovers. ^_^




Fried Mee Siam

     serves 3-4 persons
     250g Rice vermicelli
     120g Bean sprouts
     15 Shrimps, shelled and deveined (marinated with a dash of pepper and little soya sauce)
     1 piece Tau kwa (firm tofu), cut to strips and fried till slightly golden
     3 stalks Chinese chives, cut to 1 inch length
     1 teaspoon Sugar
     Salt to taste (optional) ~ I did not add
     Soy sauce or fish sauce to taste
     3 tablespoon oil

     Spice Paste
     2-3 red Chillies ( remove seeds, if you don't want it too spicy)
     5 Shallots
     5 Garlic
     2 heaped tablespoon Taucheo, aka fermented yellow bean sauce
     2 Eggs, lightly beaten and fried into omelette
     Green limes and cut red chillies when serve

     Method:
  • Soak the vermicelli in water till soft for about 30 minutes (I used chilli brand), Drain and set aside.
  • Using a food processor, grind the spice paste till fine and set aside.
  • Heat wok with some oil and make the beaten eggs into an omelette. Fold and slice the omelette thinly. Set aside.
  • Heat up the wok and add 3 tablespoons of oil. Once the oil is heated, fry the spice paste until aromatic and the oil separates. This ensures that the chillies are cooked through and you will not get that 'grassy' taste of raw chillies. Add shrimps, stir-frying until half done, then add the fried tofu pieces.
  • Add the vermicelli and keep stirring until the spice paste has spread evenly. (you may add about half cup of water to it if you find the rice vermicelli is still quite dry when frying) Add sugar and salt to taste, if requred, followed by bean sprouts and chives. Continue to stir-fry until the vegetables are cooked. Taste and adjust the seasoning by adding more salt or sugar to taste. If the noodles taste bland, add a little soy sauce/fish sauce to taste.
  • Garnish with shredded omelette, green lime and some red chillies on mee siam when serve.

Happy Monday!

59 comments:

Welcome to my humble blog and thank you for taking your time to comment. I love to hear from you.
Please identify yourself if you are under Anonymous so I know how to address you :)
Please DO NOT SPAM - it will be immediately removed upon our review.
All images contained within this site are the sole copyright of Anncoo Journal © 2009 ~ 2014
No images may be reproduced or used without prior consent.

  1. 我也要一碗.... I am also very lazy to prepare the gravy and sembal, too much work. This works well for my family and its easy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe. Everyone at home loved this mee siam very much.

      Delete
  2. Hi Ann, Your mee siam look so delicious, nothing beat the homemade with extra ingredients.

    Have a nice day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Amelia, I love to add more prawns and omitted the chicken meat. You can try too.

      Delete
  3. Wow, they still look good and delicious to me, cant' tell they are from the left overs. I can understand why you forgot to take pictures from the beginning. :) This is such a colorful dish. Love it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Amy. You can try this using the '豆酱'yellow bean paste, you'll love it!

      Delete
  4. 呵呵,这个我很喜欢,可以吃很多碗呢 :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love mee siam, I usually just order it if I see it in the shop. Never tried making it before, love the appetizing and spicy flavours.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I also love mee siam very much and this dry version is very good to serve for family gathering.

      Delete
  6. Ann, I just asked Jane how to fried bee hoon the other day. Haha... U must have heard me....im going to try this one day...btw I'm also using chilli brand bee hoon.

    This mee Siam really looks good!
    Now I'm making ur soybean jelly. Hope I manage to get it right.:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Li Shuan, hahaa... so coincidence! At first I'm not sure whether I want to post this or not because the bee hoon looks very ugly but now I'm so happy to hear that you want to try it. :) Yes chilli brand bee hoon is the best.

      Hope you enjoy the soybean jelly.

      Delete
    2. Ann, the soybean jelly turn out so silky smooth and beautiful. Will post it soon. Thanks for sharing

      Delete
  7. Yummy! I cannot say no to Mee Siam! But I prefer mine with belacan but I am sure yours cooked without the belacan is just as good!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Phong Hong, no problem for me lol! I love both with or without the belacan.

      Delete
  8. Replies
    1. 这份量比较少,下次炒多一点请你吃,好吗?

      Delete
  9. I had mee siam once I think but couldn't remember how it taste like now, thanks for helping me to recall its taste! Yes, Happy Monday to you too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can't mee siam in Sdyney? Then can cook it yourself. I'm sure your hubby will loves this dry version mee siam.

      Delete
  10. Mmmm.... must make this one of these days....yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  11. 我就是喜欢mee siam的甜酸辣,所以才会常买来吃,倒没想过自己煮咧!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 是啊。。。你可以试做这个炒的,简单又好吃。

      Delete
  12. I love mee siam and this is making me hungry. Would be great for my breakfast :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. thanks for sharing this! the spice paste seems manageable.. =P lazy but want good food.. haha

    ReplyDelete
  14. Mee Siam - My Favourite Lunch. Am a super fan of bee hoon (rice vermicelli), espcially Mee Siam.

    ReplyDelete
  15. this looks so good love your noodle dishes

    ReplyDelete
  16. Loving this noodle dish! I never quite figured out to make it so this is wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a coincidence, I cooked this for my guests on last Wednesday.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Ann, be it dry and with gravy, I always cannot resist mee siam, my favourite!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Yummy yummy!

    I am actually introduced to dry mee siam before the wet one. I like both versions!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Ann,
    Your dry version Mee Siam look simple and yum yum. I like extra prawns too .
    Thanks for sharing.
    mui..^^

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Ann,
    What brand of Taucheo you used?
    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Ren, you refer to the picture from here http://www.anncoojournal.com/2009/06/red-beancurd-n-soy-bean-paste_12.html
      Actually you can use any brand.

      Delete
  22. Sounds easy and looks really delicious ! This is one of my fave noodles :D

    ReplyDelete
  23. i am so hungry ann! It looks so yummy.....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jane, can ask Helena to cook. She said she got the bee hoon at home :D

      Delete
  24. I love this simple meehoon, and i like to enjoy with sambal, yum!

    ReplyDelete
  25. absolutely mouthwatering!! so long i never had mee siam oredi, i almost forgot how it tastes like! your garnishings are fine:))

    ReplyDelete
  26. Dear Ann,

    Mee Siam has never quite caught my fancy unlike other street foods but this recipe looks simple enough to convince as a delicious "meehoon goreng" for a summer picnic.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I think this is also good for anytime of the day.

      Delete
  27. Well for leftovers it looks pretty amazing Ann!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Sounds delicious for this recipe! It's make me so hungry! I can't wait to eat this :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Has been eyeing this yummy recipe from YummyBakes too, just no time to try it yet. Your mee siam look delicious, just how I wish that I am one of your guests hehehehee ....

    ReplyDelete
  30. One of my favourite when eating out at Malay foodstall. Missing it now....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Stephanie, you can cook this at home. I'm you can get the ingredients in UK.

      Delete
  31. love the dry version as much as the soup one ^^

    ReplyDelete
  32. 我很喜欢吃 Mee Siam,可是却没亲自动手做过.食谱我留起了,希望不会太久;我可以
    尝试自己煮的 Mee Siam.谢谢你的分享.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 不客气,有空的时候就试试看啦。

      Delete
  33. I like beehoon and noodle stuffs, so I will give this recipe a try. Thanks ya!

    ReplyDelete
  34. It looks very good! I would love to try this!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Deeeeeeeeeelicious! We as well as kids love noodle dishes. I can't get enough recipes as we eat quite often (most of the time lunch). Love how simple it is to cook this and delicious it looks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nami,for cooking this for your kids, just omit add the chilli. Your kids will love it.

      Delete
  36. Hello to all, how is everything, I think every one is getting more from this website, and your
    views are nice in favor of new users.
    Here is my web site - causes of red blotches on skin

    ReplyDelete