Friday, November 9, 2007

My Ang Chiew Mee Sua..aka..Red Wine Noodles....!

The handmade mee sua.......white noodles....from Ayer Tawar.

The bottle of red wine .............made by my mum.

The delicious bowl of 'ang chiew mee sua'......................

For the Chinese hokkiens and hock chiews....a bowl of mee sua cooked with red wine or 'ang chiew' is a must for birthdays....i will blog about the making of the mee sua and the red wine in my later post...but for now i will share with my readers how i cook my 'ang chiew mee sua'........specially for Lena.


Ingredients:

8 -10 slices of old ginger
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 cup chinese red wine (ang chiew)
1 free range chicken- cut into bite size pieces
5 -6 bowls water
salt to taste


Method for soup:

1. Fry the ginger slices in sesame oil til very fragrant.
2. Add in the chicken to fry til half cook (about 2 to 3 mins).
3. Pour in 1/4 cup of the red wine and stir-fry til dry.(a little at a time)
4. Add in 1 tsp salt to fry and pour in another 1/4 cup of redwine..cook covered for about 5 mins.
5. Then add in water and the rest of the red wine to simmer in low heat for about 20 mins.
Cook til chicken is tender.


Pour in red wine........................


The bowl of red wine soup.......................

For cooking the mee sua:

Boiled a big pot of water. When water boils ....put in the mee sua and stir the mee sua with a chopstick til cook...about 1 min. Then take out mee sua and put in a bowl. Pour red wine soup over mee sua when ready to serve only...because the mee sua will double in size or' bloated 'when soup is pour in.

The Hock Chiews cook this red wine noodles for the mothers after they give birth...... almost every meal they have to eat this during their confinement .....it is said to be nutritious!




7 comments:

lena said...

Another tradition on eating 'Mee Sua' - You will be served with Mee Sua together with Red Hard Boil Eggs on your birthday as a symbolic that you are one year older now..... that's me! hahaahah

New Kid on the Blog said...

Are you a Hock Chew?? This is Hock Chew cuisine leh... I quite like it... especially with mee sua...

Big Boys Oven said...

One word to describe... lovely!

Sweet Jasmine said...

lena - ya..you are one year older and wiser after eating this noodles..

new kid on the blog - i live and grow up in my hometown with 90 percent Hock Chiews...

big boys oven - almost everyone love this dish after trying it...

BlurMommy said...

U are Hock Chew too? Me too! :) Thanks for sharing the recipe. I have one bottle that a friend's mom gave me but I dunno how to use it. :P

Sweet Jasmine said...

blurmommy- you can try out this recipe...not difficult to cook..

Anonymous said...

nice blog! It's possible for you to share with me, on how your mum recipe to making that fresh red wine? I'm desepareted to learn...

txs & regards, Shirley