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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Yee Mee Noodle Cantonese Style


Noodle symbolizes "long life" or "longevity" for Chinese, we will indeed have a noodle dish during Chinese New Year's eve, birthday or wedding. Noodle symbolizes "long life" mainly because it is lengthy. We usually fry longevity noodle - a flat type of egg noodle similar to Western linguine. You can have any type of noodles, have it fried, soup or with gravy during these events.

I went to the market and saw this crispy Yee Mee selling in 5 cakes in a packet. I bought it on the spot and thought of making Yee Mee in Cantonese-style, my hubby all time favourite. Got some "choy sam", carrots, prawns & fish cakes to go with it, what a simple dish for dinner, isn't it? It could be a nice noodle dish for re-union dinner too.

Till then, wishing all of you “long life"
& Prosperous Chinese New year!


4 cakes Yee Mee
200gm medium-sized prawns, removed shell & vein
1/2 carrot, cut into strips
200gm Choy Sam (green leafy vegetable), peeled and washed
4 pcs Fish cakes, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups water
4 eggs, beaten


1 tbsp Shiao Xing Rice Wine
3 tsp salt
2 tsp white pepper

Thickener (adjust according to your preference):
6 tsp corn flour
10 tbsp water

One whole "Yee Mee"

1. Heat oil, saute garlic till fragrant.
2. Add in carrot & fish cakes. Stir well for 2 mins.
3. Add in water, bring to boil.
4. Add in choy sam & prawns. Simmer till cooked.
5. Add in thickener & eggs Simmer till gravy is thicken.
6. Add in seasonings. Off fire.
7. Arrange yee mee on a plate. Pour the gravy onto it. Serve hot.

My bits of tips:
• You may also add in chicken meat, pork meat or chinese cabbage.
• The thickness of the gravy is on your own preference. Some might like thicker sauce or vice versa.

My bits of recommended recipes:
Simple Fried Mee Hoon ala Chinese
Fried Udon Noodles
Fried Linguine ala Chinese

8 Comentários:

tigerfish said...

I like your Wat Dan(silky egg) Yee Mee :D

Food For Tots said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Niu Year! ;)

mikky said...

how lovely!!! kong hei fat choi... :)

Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

Hi Tigerfish, thanks! So glad you liked it. Happy CNY.

Hi LK & mikky, Gong Xi Fa Cai to you two too...

Sue Sue said...

The yee mee looks so tasty. I still have a packet of those yee mee at home but haven't been cooking for the past few days. I hope I am not too late to wish you Happy NIU year to you and your family.

Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

Hohoho... you are never too late! Happy NIU year to you and family too, Sue!

mycookinghut said...

Yee mee!! Like it and used to eat a lot when I was in KL.

Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

Hi MyCookingHut, on really? You should let me know if you happen to drop by KL.

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