Braised Yee Mee Cantonese Style

~ Posted on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 12:30 PM ~

For this post, I am sharing my next food recipe, Braised Yee Mee Cantonese Style. We normally order this when we have family gathering in restaurants but I've decided to gove this a try ever since hubby commented how nice it is after a family gathering recently. Without further ado, here is the recipe for Braised Yee Mee Cantonese Style:

 * 4 pieces of yee mee (this is for my family of 5)
* Prawns, shells removed and removed (quantity up to you)
* Garlic (quantity up to you, the more the better flavor - cut into small slices)
* Fish cakes (quantity up to you, cut into thin slices about 5mm thickness)
* Choy sum

For the sauce:
* 2 eggs
* 1 tbsp of sesame oil
* 2 tbsp of light soy sauce
* 2 tbsp of oyster sauce
* 1/2 tsp of chicken stock (powder)
* 1/2 tsp of pepper
* 1 tsp of sugar
* Salt to taste
* 2 cups of water (to make the gravy/sauce)
* 1 tbsp of oil for frying the prawn

- You can use chicken, squid or other meat as well
- You can use other veggies such as corn, carrots
- If you prefer your gravy to be thicker, add in cornflour

* Blanch yee mee in boiling water for few minutes (I do until noodles are al dente)
* Drain off the water and set aside the noodles
* Heat up oil in pan, add in garlic and stir fry the garlic until you smell nice garlic-ky smell from the frying pan. Be careful not to overfry them as it will give bitter taste then
* Add prawn and stir fry until it turns to nice pinky colour.
* Add fish cake slices and continue stir frying
* Add in sauce and vegetables and cook for a few more minutes
1st method: You may add in yee mee as well and cooked it together in the sauce or
2nd method: You may pour the hot sauce onto the yee mee in a plate and let the sauce soaked into the noodles.

I did both options, same results though if you choose the earlier method, your noodles will be softer (and tastier) since it is cooked and soaked in the sauce longer.
* Ready to serve



I had no idea this dish is so well received by my family, not even half hour after cooking this, our 3 kiddos were whacking their 2nd plate of the braised noodles. Hubby got home half an hour later and I cooked (using the 2nd method) and he had 2 plates of it. The noodles was all gone and I only managed to eat 2 spoonfuls of it. So yeah, I ended up chowing down a butter bun and a quarter slice of mooncake as my dinner that day.

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