Thursday, 13 November 2008

Fried Vermecilli (Fried Bee Hoon)

When I want to eat something quick that requires easy stir fry, fried bee hoon has always been in my shortlist. It's versatile enough to fill my hunger pangs in less than 30minutes. This dish is very common in Malaysia and Singapore, be it for breakfast, lunch as well as dinner. My mum used to pack this dish whenever we've picnic for the day. Her fried bee hoon is so tasty even the local church asked her to fry bee hoon for social gathering function. Her secret in taste is using special brewed anchovy stock and lots of fresh ingredients.

Fried Vermecilli (Fried Bee Hoon)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
1/2 packet bee hoon/vermicelli
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 bowl of bean sprouts
2 shallots sliced
2 cloves of garlic
2 chillis
a bunchful of fresh coriander
1 carrot thinly shreded
100gm char siew pork (optional)
20 medium prawn deshelled
4 squids ring cuts
1 cup anchovy stock (can substitute with oyster sauce)
1 tbsp thick dark soya sauce (Malaysian Cheong Chan brand)
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp sugar
4 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 lime for garnishing or squeeze in when served

  1. Soak the vermecilli(bee hoon) in water until soft. Drained.
  2. In a bowl add in dark soya sauce, sugar, light soya sauce, pepper, sesame oil and anchovy stock and mix.
  3. Beat the egg with a dash of pepper and salt. In a non stick pan, prepare the egg omelette. Cooked and removed from pan, cut into shreds and set aside.
  4. In a wok, heat the oil. Once hot, add in shallot & garlic, chillis and fry till fragant.
  5. Add in prawn, char siew pork and stir fry continuosly for 2minutes until prawn turned pink. Add in shredded carrot and stir fry for a minute.
  6. Add in vermecilli and stir fry on high heat. Pour in the sauce from (2).
  7. Toss and stir gently till sauce is fully absorbed by the bee hoon. Add in bean sprout and off the fire. Serve garnished with egg shreds, fresh corriander , lime and garlic chilli sauce/sambal belachan.
Enjoy the simple and no fuss fried bee hoon


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Christine Toh said...

Yes quick and no fuss:-), very nice with char siew.

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