Chili Pan Mee

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Noodles gelled together with a poached egg on the top, what more could you possibly want from an exciting bowl of spicy noodles?

Let's start cooking!

Sliced beef

Step 1 - Mince fat and lean meat

  • Slice off the fatty part of the beefand chop into a fine mince. Slice the remaining lean meat into thin strips, then dice.
Sauce added to beef

Step 2 - Fry and season beef

  • In a pan on medium-high heat, toss the minced fat into the pan without any oil and fry for 2 minutes, until fats are rendered.

  • Add lean minced beef and stir-fry over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes until meat is cooked and no longer pink.

  • When the meat is cooked, reduce to medium-high heat and add 1 tsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp cooking caramel, 1 tsp cornstarch and 2 Tbsp water. Stir well and fry until well combined. Remove from heat and set aside.

Deep fried anchovies

Step 3 - Boil and deep-fry anchovies

  • In a pot, boil 4 cups of water and add 100 g dried anchovies. Simmer on medium-high heat for 10 minutes before draining and discarding anchovies. Season broth with ½ tsp white pepper.

  • In a pan on high heat, heat up enough vegetable oil to deep-fry anchovies. Deep-fry the other 100 g dried anchovies for 1 to 2 minutes, until golden brown.

  • Drain excess oil on a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.

When frying anchovies, you want to remove it from the oil 1 shade lighter than the color you desire as it will continue cooking from the heat
Cooked vegetables

Step 4 - Cook vegetable

  • Add in cekur manis leaves to anchovy broth and simmer on medium-low heat for 3 minutes, until cekur manis is cooked through.
Noodles added to pot

Step 5 - Cook noodles

  • In a separate pot, boil enough water to blanch noodles. Blanch pan mee noodles for 2 minutes, until cooked.
Blanching is often used to soften or partly cook an ingredient

Plate, garnish and serve!

Chili pan mee in bowl

Once cooked, transfer noodles into serving bowl, place poached egg, fried anchovies, fried shallots, spring onions, minced beef and 1 Tbsp XO sauce. Pour soup over noodles or on the side and serve hot.

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