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Fried Hokkien Noodles Recipe

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DAY 20, HUB #20

How do you like this hawker style dish?

a closer look ...tempting, isn't it?

a closer look ...tempting, isn't it?

Best Delicacies in Malaysia

In Malaysia, you can find the cheapest and best delicacies in hawker stalls and food court.

Some patrons may not be able to accept the filthy environment especially roadside hawker stalls and open air food court but you can have full assurance that these low profile chefs provide the best hawker cuisine with superb culinary skills.

The commonly loved popular hawker style fried dishes are Fried Kuey Teow (Flat Rice Noodles), Fried Hokkien Mee (Yellow Noodles), Nasi Lemak, Fried Beehun (Rice Vermicelli) and Wanton Mee.

My favorite dish is the Fried Hokkien Mee (Yellow Noodles). I love the taste of chives mixed with prawn and yellow noodles. Unfortunately, not all Chinese restaurants could whip up this dish as tasty as the hawker stalls.

In this article, you will find Fried Hokkien Mee (Yellow Noodles ) recipe which I highly recommended for quick and easy meal that you can have for lunch or dinner.

Why Hokkien Mee?

Fried Hokkien Mee are popularly consume in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore because this dish uses less ingredients which are easy to purchase in wet market, low cost and quick to cook in just 10-15min.


Choose your Seafood.

Fried Hokkien Mee is usually stir fried with 2 large prawns or some cockles or a few slices of fish cakes, while the rest of the ingredients remain unchanged, such as the eggs, bean sprouts with tails, chopped chives and the 3 sauces mixture of light soy sauce, dark soy sauce and oyster sauce.

However, you may have to choose either one of the 3 seafood because the hawker does not include all of them unless you are willing to pay extra money to have them in your Fried Hokkien Mee dish.

You can also request for spicy or non-spicy noodles to accommodate your taste buds.


A brief history

It was rumored that Fried Hokkien Mee ( Yellow Noodles ) also known here locally as “Hokkien Mee” or “Hokkien Char Mee” was first created by the Fujian immigrants from China.

Back then, these immigrants are laborers worked in Malaysia, who earned little income by day.

By evening, they became so idle that they created Fried Hokkien Mee dish in order to earn extra side income.

During the olden days, oil was scarcely available which makes the laborers resort to use pork fat in order to produce oil by heating it up.

When the pork fat started to ooze out the oil, it produces a fragrant aroma that goes well with seafood and flat rice noodles.

Nowadays, you could hardly find any of these hawkers use pork fat because consumers are more aware of the high cholesterol and fats which may induce heart diseases, high blood pressure which are chart toppers illness in the world.


Slurrrp!  Hawker Style Fried Hokkien Mee !

Slurrrp! Hawker Style Fried Hokkien Mee !

How to Fry Hawker Style Fried Hokkien Mee

In order to fry “Fried Hokkien Mee; the hawker style, remember to parboil the yellow noodles.

Drain them in a strainer and let the tap water run on them while you shake the strainer to loosen up the flat rice noodles, so that they don’t stick to each other.

For healthier choice, you can replace the seafood with slices of pork, chicken strips, ham or simply omit them.

My kids hated bean sprouts, so I replaced the vegetables with green mustard, kangkong, spinach or Chinese cabbage. Although bean sprouts are much cheaper, a bag of bean sprouts cost $1.50, makes 10 plates of Hokkien Mee! No wonder these hawkers chose bean sprouts to save cost.

Break an egg or 2 to blend it together with the yellow noodles whiles chives or spring onion are optional, depending on your liking.

Tip to take Note:

Do not change the sauces mixture because that is the secret recipe to the tasty Hokkien Mee.


How to reduce fats in yellow noodles

  1. The disadvantages of this dish are it is high in cholesterol and saturated fat due to the oily yellow noodles and usage of pork fat to bring up delicious aroma.
  2. Hence, it is wise to replace the pork fat with corn oil or sunflower oil which is much healthier and low in cholesterol.
  3. Besides that, you can reduce the oil in yellow noodles by rinsing them under running tap water and parboil the noodles in a pot of boiling water to discard the oil and coloring. You will be shock to see the amount of oil floats on the surface of the hot water and the yellow coloring diluted in it too.


Tip to take Note:

Do not boil too long as the noodles may turn too soft and sticky that may result the noodles stick to the base of the wok when you fry them and breaks up into smaller pieces.


Here is the recipe which I saw how the hawker prepared when I requested a take away last week. An awesome experience to watch him “danced along” with the soup ladle, the wok and the big flames “danced” to the rhythm.

Malaysian Fried Hokkien Noodles Recipe

The Main Ingredients

Prawns, carrot strips, onions, chopped garlic and chives

Prawns, carrot strips, onions, chopped garlic and chives

oyster sauce, black soy sauce, light soy sauce, pepper and salt

oyster sauce, black soy sauce, light soy sauce, pepper and salt

spinach

spinach

a bag of yellow noodles

a bag of yellow noodles

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

15 min

25 min

3-4 person

Ingredients

  • A bag of yellow noodles ( 400g)
  • A few garlic, chopped
  • ½ Big onion, cut into lengths
  • 3-5 large prawns, remove heads, shells and tails. Cut into quarters.
  • 3 stalks chive, cut into quarters
  • 20 slices of carrots, cut into strips ( optional )
  • 1 egg
  • A handful of bean sprouts, / or any green vegetables ( I used spinach )
  • 1 tbs oyster sauce, mix in a small bowl
  • 1 tbs light soy sauce, mix in a small bowl
  • 2 tbs dark soy sauce, mix in a small bowl
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a few dash of pepper
stir fry the garlic, onion, carrots and chives

stir fry the garlic, onion, carrots and chives

Add in the spinach leaves

Add in the spinach leaves

Throw in the prawns

Throw in the prawns

Add in the parboil yellow noodles

Add in the parboil yellow noodles

Shove aside the noodles. Add in the egg

Shove aside the noodles. Add in the egg

Mix them all

Mix them all

How to boil Yellow Noodles

  • Bring half pot of water to boil.
  • You can also use the wok if you want to.
  • Rinse a packet of yellow noodles into a basin of tap water.
  • Once the boiling water starts to form bubbles, transfer all the yellow noodles into the pot.
  • Use a fork to separate the noodles.
  • Once the noodles turn semi-soft, turn off heat.
  • Quickly pour the all the contents from the pot into a strainer and on the tap.
  • Let the cool water runs through the noodles in order to loosen them .


Step-by-Step Instructions to fry Hawker Style Fried Hokkien Mee

  1. Heat up wok with 2 tabs of oil. Stir fry chopped garlic and onions until fragrant.
  2. Add in carrot strips and chives. Stir fry for 5 minutes until the carrots turn soft.
  3. Add in spinach and continue to stir fry for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add in prawns. Stir fry until the prawns meat turn red pinkish.
  5. Pour in the par-boiled yellow noodles and quickly stir fry so that the noodles do not stick to the sides of the wok.
  6. Shove the noodles aside. Pour in 1 tbs of oil and add in the egg. Quickly mix the egg and noodles together. Keep stirring until all the ingredients are well blend with the noodles.
  7. Add in the 3 mixed sauces, pour in a circle form. Add in 1 tsp of salt a give a generous shake of pepper. Keep stirring until the sauces are well blend with the noodles. Otherwise, some parts of the noodles are still yellow
  8. Turn off heat and transfer to a flat plate. Garnish with fried shallots, chopped spring onions and diced red chilly or your favorite chilli sauce.

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Comments

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on June 15, 2015:

thanks aviannvice, you can try my nasi goreng versions . Hope to read yours too

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on June 15, 2015:

I have wanted to add to my asian recipes for a little while now, then you come along...thank you. I have been making nasi goreng for several years now, one of my favorites. I will look at more items that you are offering, and build my recipes from there.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on May 04, 2015:

thanks akriti, have you tried it out yet?

Akriti Mattu from Shimla, India on April 24, 2015:

awesome

Marlene Bertrand from USA on March 21, 2015:

Your instructions are great and your photos are gorgeous. I like the idea of this dish and now I'm searching for a seafood that would be a good substitute (because I am allergic to shellfish).

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on March 11, 2015:

ezzly

maybe i should post you the hokkien me instead! LOL!

ezzly on March 11, 2015:

These look delicious, I wish you could come cook for me !!!

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on February 26, 2015:

rebeccamealey

oh yes, do try and let me know

Insightful Tiger

that is a big problem with chinese cooking, very oily, you need to discard the oil first. Thanks

Insightful Tiger on February 25, 2015:

That looks Delicious! I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for adding the bit about making it healthier! I have to get that Oyster sauce.

While living in China, my favorite dishes came from the outdoor food places. The dishes were oily, but flavorful and plus I was younger and didn't have to worry about my weight as much! LOL

Insightful Tiger on February 25, 2015:

That looks Delicious! I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for adding the bit about making it healthier! I have to get that Oyster sauce.

While living in China, my favorite dishes came from the outdoor food places. The dishes were oily, but flavorful and plus I was younger and didn't have to worry about my weight as much! LOL

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on February 15, 2015:

I would love to try these Malaysian dishes!~

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on February 15, 2015:

I would love to try these Malaysian dishes!~

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on February 06, 2015:

colorfulone

thanks, i write what comes into my mind, food, Asian food, welcome to my house for dinner.

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on February 06, 2015:

Peach, you sure do create some mighty fine recipe hubs. This looks like a wonderful meal to me. I'd love to be your dinner guest.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on January 20, 2015:

Thelma Alberts

thanks thelme, is pancit dish also stir fried? You can write your country favorite recipes. I love to read yours

Thelma Alberts from Germany on January 20, 2015:

I have not tried this Hawker style fried noodles. It sounds like the Pancit dish that we have in the Philippines, the sauce is just different. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Voted up and shared in fb.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on January 19, 2015:

Dear peggy

Yellow noodles are wet noodles bought from wet market

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 19, 2015:

I have not ever had those type of noodles but I can tell from the different ingredients and flavorings that it would be delicious. Thanks for your recipe. Happy to share!

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on January 13, 2015:

Lol, you are cute, you can try this noodles on weekends

amazmerizing from PACIFIC NORTHWEST, USA on January 12, 2015:

MMm new recipes make me hungry!

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on January 05, 2015:

dear arachnea

thanks

i hope that you will try out someday

Tanya Jones from Texas USA on January 04, 2015:

This looks delish as well. I'm enjoying your recipes.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on January 02, 2015:

rjsezack

do try to let me know, the sauce is important

Robert Wolfe from Ft. Worth, TX on January 02, 2015:

Sounds good, I will give it a shot soon!

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on November 06, 2014:

dear Phyllis Doyle

thanks for your kind comments. I am sure you will enjoy this noodle recipe. You could add in spicy paste for additional taste

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on November 06, 2014:

This is a recipe I want to try very soon - it looks and sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing your recipe for Fried Hokkien Mee. I know my family will love it.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on August 11, 2014:

&GetitScene

thanks for your votes, I am sure you and your mrs will love this noodles

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on August 10, 2014:

Voted up and Useful. Going to try making this dish. My wife and I like noodles quite a bit so this sounds like something for us. Thanks for sharing.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on August 10, 2014:

LOL! all the recipes at hubpages are delicious and tempting too

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on July 10, 2014:

I so need to stop engaging in recipes before my lunch hour at work it makes me hungry. Looks tasty you making me feel for noodles now. LOL

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on February 17, 2014:

@jtrader

thanks for reading

jtrader on February 17, 2014:

Looks yummy. I would like to try this dish with fish cakes.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on February 17, 2014:

i love noodles the best

Kenneth C Agudo from Tiwi, Philippines on December 29, 2013:

Yummy!I love eating pasit or "noodles" My mom used to cook it in our breakfast.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on October 01, 2013:

thanks

MonaC561 on September 05, 2013:

This brings back memories of living in Asia. Thanks for the recipe!! Can't wait to try it.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on June 03, 2013:

@gcrhoads

Thanks for reading. Sincerely hope that you'll enjoy munching.

Gable Rhoads from North Dakota on June 02, 2013:

This looks delicious, peachpurple. Going to pin it to my recipes I plan on cooking - someday. :)

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on May 03, 2013:

@ruman

Thanks for yr comments and sharing. Greatly appreciated. Try again, I am you can reach the right taste. Is it bland? If yes, add in a little more black sauce and the salt. Need to stir well to make sure the salt is well coated with the noodles. Best of luck!!

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on May 03, 2013:

@vacation

thanks

Susan from India on May 03, 2013:

I love eating noodles and this looks simply mouth watering. Thanks for sharing this amazing hub with awesome pics.

Rumana from Sharjah, UAE on May 03, 2013:

Hi peach purple,

I just love noodles. I have even tried to make it at home, but I am not satisfied with it. Your dish looks very Yummy!!

Voted up Interesting and Shared!

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on April 14, 2013:

Thanks for yr kind comments. Your words made my tummy growling gain! LOL !! Thanks.

Paul Richard Kuehn from Udorn City, Thailand on April 14, 2013:

peachpurple,

What an awesome hub! It made me feel so good and hungry to see the Hokkien Char Mee which I often ate while living in Taiwan in the 1970s. It is absolutely delicious and although you can get it in Thailand, it's not as good as the Char Mee I had in Taiwan. I really liked your photos. Voted up and sharing with followers.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on February 22, 2013:

Thanks again. I am sure you are going to fall for this noodle recipe soon when you get them into your tummy.

Elizabeth Hanks from Queen Creek on February 22, 2013:

I mean it, this looks so incredibly edible! It's not helping that dinner's in the oven and not in my tummy yet, but this is definitely something I'm going to make for the family one night! We love noodles and I'm totally going to use shrimp!

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on February 22, 2013:

@ellesvoice

Gee...Thanks for the high comments...You are giving me such great support that I think I could dig out some more local cuisine to share. Greatly appreciated.

Elizabeth Hanks from Queen Creek on February 22, 2013:

Wow, this meal looks delicious and your recipe is so detailed! I love that you include the history of the meal and the people who created it. Your style of writing, what you include in your articles and all the rich details are really inspiring!

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on February 21, 2013:

@rasta

Thanks for reading. I am sure you will like this fried noodle. Best of luck!!

Marvin Parke from Jamaica on February 21, 2013:

I like the history behind this meal. It does seem to require some previous stir frying experience. I will bookmark this page and attempt this meal whenever I shop at an ethnic store again.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on February 14, 2013:

@agusfanani

LOL ! Yeah, I'm hungry too. Going to the kitchen now? Wanna join me for a meal?

agusfanani from Indonesia on February 13, 2013:

I love noodle and this one really, really mouthwatering....I'm so hungry now...

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on October 21, 2012:

Really? Thailand too? Is there a chinatown in thailand where chinese people flock there? Thanks for reading.

Om Paramapoonya on October 20, 2012:

YUM! We have this dish in Thailand, too. I haven't had Hokkien Mee for a while. Maybe I'll make it this weekend. Thanks for this lovely hub.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on October 09, 2012:

@rjsadowski

Glad you find the photos delicious. I can guarantee you, this dish is awesome!

rjsadowski on October 09, 2012:

Awesome Hub. Your recipe sounds very tasty and the pictures and video are very helpful.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on October 08, 2012:

thanks for reading.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on October 08, 2012:

Yeah agree. Singapore fried noodles doesn't have black sauce while KL has . Penang also no black sauce. All taste yummy, right?

lilian_sg from Singapore on October 08, 2012:

If you order hokkien mee in Singapore, Penang or KL, you will end up with three different types of noodles!

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