Today, I really got no idea what to cook. It's either rice, porridge or bee hoon. I wanted to cook porridge at first because I have some braised duck wings in the fridge. But I don't know what other side dishes to cook.
So my sister suggested to cook fishballs noodles. Well, it's something new... Why not?
You may add other ingredients such as pork balls, pork livers, etc.
2 litres water
3 tbsp ikan bilis powder
150g yellow beans
2 fish cakes (pan fried till nicely browned)
5 tbsp minced pork (cook in boiling water with a strainer)
Spring onions (chopped)
Chilli padi (chopped)
Fried garlic (with oil)
2 packs Mee Pok or other types of noodles
Chilli paste (homemade or store bought)
Water for cooking noodles
1. Boil about 2 litres of water in a pot.
2. Once the water starts to boil rapidly, add the ikan bilis powder and yellow beans. Simmer for an hour.
3. Prepare the fish cakes and minced meat ahead. Pan fry the fish cakes and set aside. Slice the fish cakes once cool down. Using a strainer, cook the minced meat with boiling water in a smaller pot. Drain and set aside.
4. Cook the fishballs in the soup. Set aside.
5. Put a tbsp of chilli paste, a tsp of light soy sauce, few drops of sesame oil and 1/2 tsp of fried garlic in a bowl. Ladle some soup into the bowl and mix well.
6. Boil some water in a pot. Toss the Mee Pok few times to loosen the bundles. Once the water starts to boil rapidly, cook the mee pok with a strainer for about 10 seconds. Using chopsticks to stir the noodles. Drain and place the noodle into the bowl.
7. Mix the mee pok with the chilli paste. Put some lettuces, sliced fish cakes, 3 fishballs and minced meat onto the noodles. Sprinkle chopped spring onions onto the noodles.
8. Ladle some soup in another bowl with some lettuces. Add some fried garlic and sprinkle with black pepper and chopped spring onions.
Serve with chopped chilli padi and soy sauce.