Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hokkien mee (Prawn noodles)





I don’t know why prawn mee (noodles) is called Hokkien mee in Penang; maybe this recipe was made by someone who was from the Hokkien/Fujian Province (China). Of course, I mean they were Hokkien Chinese in Penang. If you go to Fujian, China, I think you wouldn’t find this type of Hokkien prawn noodles. In Penang, Hokkien prawn noodles are in soup, and fried Hokkien mee is different; it is another type of noodles.

I saw my sister-in-law prepare Hokkien mee before, from taking off the prawn shells, frying the prawn shells, cooking prawn shell soup, and cooking the other ingredients…a lot of work.

Haha…in not more than a half hour, I cooked a bowl of Hokkien mee! It does not mean I was skilled…it was magic from this Hokkien mee paste package! I found it at a supermarket in Penang on our last trip, so I was not worried I couldn’t get…

Hokkien mee!

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