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Stir-Fried Two Noodles (Hokkien Mee)

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Category: Pasta, Meat, Fish

 Ingredients List

  • Stephen Ceideburg
  • 1 c Water
  • 1 c Basic Chicken Stock
  • 1 tb Light or dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 lb Pork shoulder, in one piece
  • 1/4 lb Squid, cleaned and cut up
  • 1/4 lb Raw shrimp in the shell
  • 2 tb Oil or lard
  • 3 Unpeeled cloves garlic,
  • -crushed
  • 6 oz Thin egg noodles, boiled,
  • -drained, and tossed in a
  • 1 tb Oil
  • 4 oz Thick rice sticks (see
  • -Note), soaked and drained
  • 2 c Bean sprouts
  • 1/4 c Chinese chives or garlic
  • -chives, cut into 1-inch
  • -lengths


This is a favorite street snack among the Chinese in many Southeast Asian
cities. Hokkien is the local pronunciation of Fujian (Fukien) province in
southeast China, the origin of many Chinese emigrants over the years. In a
typical noodle-vendor's stand, the pork and shellfish are cooked in a stock
that simmers for hours, picking up more flavor all the time. In this home
version, the extra flavor comes from reducing the stock after cooking the

1. In a small saucepan combine water, stock, soy sauce, and pork. Bring to
a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until meat is tender. Remove meat and set
aside. Return stock to a boil. Add squid and cook 30 seconds. Remove and
set aside. Cook shrimp 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and set aside, reserving
stock. Peel shrimp and devein if necessary. (For additional flavor, add
shrimp shells to stock and simmer 10 minutes longer.)

2. Bring stock to a boil and reduce by half. Strain stock. (The recipe may
be prepared to this point several hours ahead.)

3. Slice pork into bite-sized pieces. In a wok or large skillet, heat oil
or lard and garlic to near smoking. Remove and discard garlic cloves when
they brown. Add noodles and rice sticks and stir-fry until they are lightly
browned in places. Add stock, cover, and cook 2 minutes. Remove cover, add
pork, squid, shrimp, and bean sprouts, and continue stirring and cooking
until noodles have absorbed' most of the liquid, about two minutes.
@1'transfer to serving platter and garnish with Chinese chives.

Serves 4 with other dishes.

Note: The authentic rice noodle for this dish is a thicker rice stick
called laifen in China and pancit luglug in the Phil- ippines, but ordinary
thin rice sticks may be used.

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