Monday, July 25, 2016

Pumpkin Mee Hoon Kueh - 金瓜面粉粿

The photo above appears to be of wanton soup, but actually the yellow ingredients are not wanton skin! This dish is my own unique creation. Mee Hoon Kueh (面粉粿) has always been my family's favourite. Being of Cantonese descent, they love soup very much and always finish down to the last drop! The soup stock was my usual and today, I was feeling adventurous and added pumpkin puree into the dough for the kueh.

Recipe: serves 4 to 5

(A) Dough:
500 g plain flour
100 g  pumpkin without skin (steamed and mashed)
1/2 egg (lightly beaten)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon corn flour
200 g tap water (if it is too dry add a little more water or if it is too wet add a little more of  flour).
1/2 tablespoon of cooking oil

Knead the above ingredient into a smooth and an  elastic dough. Divide them into a few small dough pieces. Put in a container or plastic bag and put them in the fridge for later use.

(B) Make the stock:
Vegetable (cai xin or mali vegetable)
50 g ikan bilis (lightly fried)
500 g pork ribs
2500 ml to 3000 ml water

(C) Prepare ingredients such as minced meat, fish ball, prawns, meat balls, fried ikan bilis, and others to your liking.

1) Boil the above stock ingredients for 1/2 hour or more. Add salt to taste.
2) Using your fingers, gently pull a corner of the dough into a thin, bite-sized piece. Peel off and place into the boiling stock.
3) Continue to peel and add pieces. Once in a while, lightly stir.
4) While the dough is 3/4 cooked, add in ingredients from (C).
5) Dish out when meat is cooked/soup has boiled.
6) Serve.  Garnish with fried shallots, fried ikan bilis etc