Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pan Mee (Flat Broad Egg Noodles in Soup)

Pan Mee literally translate to English as "Board Noodles".As I remember when I was young and lived at home my mom loves to cook her hand pull "pan mee or in Mandarin as "bian mein" ..Beside my mom best made pan mee at home,I also like to visit a Pan mee stall near Chow Kit market..I recalled whenever I visit Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman during my high school year after tuition session ,I must have a bowl of hot pipping pan mee before heading home..These days I heard there is another version of Pan mee:Spicy dry or kwan loh pan mee..I promise myself one of this day I must make this spicy pan mee but before that I must try the dry version of pan mee at restaurant first in order to know why it's so special and popular about this version of pan mee.
These few weeks our weather is freezing cold ,a bowl of pipping hot pan mee is welcome anytime,right?Last week since I have mood for pan mee,I tried to make the fresh dough and soup base from scratch..It's doesn't take too long to make a pot of yummy-delicious pan mee provided all the necessary ingredients is ready and prepared.. Just thinking about it now,make me want to eat another bowl of this pan mee!!

500 gm all purpose flour
2 large eggs
150 ml water,plus extra id necessary
a pinch of salt
some corn starch for dusting

500 gm minced meat,
2 tbsp minced garlic
10 shitake mushroom,soaked and sliced thin
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp vege oil

1 lb fried clean anchovies,head removed
some fried shallot*optional*

Soup Base:
100 gm fresh anchovies,washed
5 liter water
2 anchovies cubes*Knorr*
4 pieces chicken tender + 2 tbsp corn flour + 2 tbsp water
salt and ground white pepper powder to taste
1 lb baby green mustard ,washed and cut

1:Combine flour and salt in a large mixing bowl,sifted .Add in water and eggs,mix and knead into a stiff dough.Cover with wet cloth or paper towel,let it rest for 30 minutes.2:After resting,dust your table top or kitchen counter with some starch flour,roll dough into thin sheet and cut into 0.5 cm broad strips or use paste maker to roll and cut the dough to your desire shape.3:Prepare a large pot(4 liter) of water with 2 drops of oil at high heat.When water rolling boil,add in cut noodles.Use a long chop stick to stir the noodles from sticking to each others.When noodles cooked which is floated,remove with large spider sieve and set aside.
Soup Base or Stock :
1:Prepare 5 liter water with fresh washed anchovies at medium high heat.Boil or simmer for 30 minutes or 45 minutes before discard anchovies from the soup.Add in anchovies cubes and chicken tender mixture.Simmer for another 10 minutes before add in salt and ground pepper powder to taste.Reduce heat to low.
1:Prepare skillet at medium heat with oil and garlic.Fry garlic until fragrant,add in mushroom and minced meat.Stir-fry for another 5 minutes before add in soy sauce and sugar.Keep stirring for another 5 minutes before dish out and set aside.
Final Step:
1:Increase soup base heat to high heat,when soup is rolling boil add in mustard green and noodles.*For me I just add 1/2 portion of cooked noodles and greens,leave out the rest for next or other day to consume*.
2:Bring it to boil before dish out into individual bowls.Top the hot pipping noodles soup with minced meat mixture,fried anchovies and fried shallot.Serve with sambal or cut chili with fish sauce and lime.

pan mee dough


Pete said...

Not a fan of pan mee....but love wantan mee! LOL!

MaryMoh said...

I love this. I grew up eating lots of this pan mee. My mom loves to eat pan mee so she cooked it very often. I have to make it some day but not sure if my family likes it. Hope they do otherwise I will have to eat it all alone.

ICook4Fun said...

I too grew up eating this every weekend. My mom will cooked a bit pot and everyone can eat it. Now with only me I hardly cook this. I've just finished shoveling the snow and wish I can have a bowl of this now :)

Sunshine said...

yummy!!I love pan mee but never made it because my hubs hates the small of ikan bilis. when i fry ikan bilis he will grumble that is stinko..can use other broth instead of ikan bilis broth?

Does Elliot eat pan mee?

Dawn said...

I love pan mee too. My late dad always make it from scratch. I salute your hubs that he can tahan the smell of ikan bilis.

Anonymous said...

I love pan mee!!! Do you have the recipe? I've been craving for it for years!

Anonymous said...

Oopss.. sorry. I just saw the recipe. I posted too soon, got too excited when I saw pan mee. :)
I will definitely give this a try. Thanks!

My Asian Kitchen said...

oh too bad:( well I know some ppls don't like the thick flour texture of the noodles..I love wonton mee too!!

yeah...usually we like to eat the food our mom cooked right? it's remind us of our childhood time..that why we should cook our favorite foods for our children too..maybe next time they will have sweet memories od us too ☺

I know sometimes it's hard to cook for 1 or 2 person..Luckily Mishu eat what I eat.if not habisla waste my time and $$$..That why you see I seldom want to make kuih muih..Mishu and Eliot doesnt it's just waste of $$..talking of snow,maybe I will cook some noodles soup again!

you should not let your hubby smell ikan bilis when frying..Eliot also complaint but he eat fried ikan bilis one day without knowing that is the food that he complaint smelly!! Yes you can use chicken stock instead of ikan bilis..or just use shrimp stock..

Eliot sometimes complaint my food smell when he is moody.One day he complaint the curry I cooked smelly and the other day when I cooked rendang he didn't said anything at I guess his mood is Ok then he just shut up even it's stinky! haha! I invite him to eat when we eat but he said No thanks! he eat bread lor! but later I cooked steak for him..

Thank you,hope you like it! do tell me how it's goes...☺

dinewithleny said...

I always love pan mee. especially having them with chilli sauce. Yours looks delicious

tigerfish said...

I enjoy Pan Mee soup with egg in there...;D

Happee Monkee said...

Ahhh thanks for this recipe. My girl friends and I are planning a pan mee lunch party in Sweden and this will sure come in handy :) xo

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for the recipe! I have been craving it for very long time! And i have to tell you it tasted very good, just likr the one i used to get back in malaysia.

Anonymous said...

What kinda of chicken tender you used in the receipe? like deep fried chicken finger?Thanks.Can't wait to try the receipe.

Anonymous said...

Hi i would like to know how to make the pan mee chilli(belacan) pls. And also wats the ingrediants beside the anchovies tat is put to make a clear soup..

Anonymous said...

I would like to try this, and to make it easier for those living in US, could you please provide in US measurement as well. Thank you!

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917atyahoodotcom. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.