Saturday, April 14, 2007

Fried Tom Yam Beehoon

Yet another sunny Saturday morning.
My good friend, Vivian called me yesterday night and she is coming to my house to collect Suki's 2nd hand PDA. So I invited her over for lunch this afternoon and you know what she requested from me ? Wah... this girl I think she is testing my cooking skills ! She specially request for 'Fried Tom Yam Beehoon' and must be with 'bunga kantan' ! Luckily in my garden I have some bunga kantan plant and she is lucky because the plant has just had the first 'bunga kantan' flower. This is one of the benefit when you plant some herbs in the garden and you won't know you might need it anytime.

Bunga Kantan

This morning search around my fridge and hope I have some Tom Yam paste in the fridge and finally found the last pack of Maggi Tom Yam Paste. By noon, I started to prepare the ingredients. I soak half packet of 'beehoon' cos only 3 of us eating ( me, Vivian and my maid ) and Suki is out for an appointment in KL.

The bunga kantan is chopped finely and halfway chopping litte girl, Le-Ann come in and busy body around and say to me " Mommy, I want to wash" but actually she is playing with the tap water.

Busybody Le-Ann

Then come this little Ee-Thern wanted to ' sibuk ' with his sister. He is too short to reach the sink and this smart boy open my cupboard and guess what he take? He take my Tupperware container and step on top of it and there he goes reach the sink and play water with Le-Ann. Sometimes, it is cute to see both of them playing together but sometimes it can be annoying.

Smart Ee-Thern

Ee-Thern & Le-Ann trying to be artistic !

I hope Vivian will like my version of Tom Yam Beehoon!

Ingredients :
250gm Beehoon ( soak in water till soft )

Some chopped onion

1 bunga kantan, chopped finely

1 paket Maggi Tom Yam Paste

1 carrot , cut into thin strips

2 pieces of fish cake, cut into thin strips

1/2 cup of water

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp Maggi chicken stock granules

2 tbsp of fish sauce

2 eggs ( make into omelette and cut into thin strips )

Some mint leaves and kaffir limes ( cut into wedges )

Methods :
1. Heat some oil in a pan. Fry onion till brown and add in Maggi Tom Yam paste and fry till fragrant.

2. Then add in 1/2 of the finely chopped bunga kantan, carrot and the fish cake. Next add in the water and let it simmer till the carrot is soft.

3. Add in the sugar, fish sauce and the Maggi Chicken stock granules.

4. Finally add in the beehoon, stir and cover the pan for a while.

5. Continue to stir the beehoon till it is cooked.

6. Dish up and garnish with omelette strips, the balance of the chopped bunga kantan, mint leaves and some kaffir limes.

7. Served the ready Tom Yam Beehoon with chilli padi or sambal belachan.... Yum

Mint leaves and bunga kantan from my garden

Finely chopped bunga kantan

Maggi Tom Yam Paste and the Fish Sauce

Fried Tom Yam Beehoon