For once, I'm stumped with the name of this noodle dish. I have no idea what's the translated meaning in English. Anyone can help?
I first ate this noodle dish in a shop located in Jinjang, selling Ulu Yam style loh meen. Lady boss introduced Kong Nam Meen, wahhh very jakun (country pumpkin) then cos we have never heard of it (and that time I was still very young), most prolly it's a Hokkien dish?? My parents who are very adventurous and loved to try new stuff quickly said a yes. From that moment, I've fallen in love literally for Kong Nam Meen. I still remember the crispy yee meen beneath a starchy gravy with loads of vegetables, squid and huge prawns. It's like the familiar Cantonese fried noodles or Wart Tarn Hor but yet it's so different! I loved the different types of vegetables used ranging from capsicums, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, young corn and gosh different place will have different variety of vegetables thrown in.
I will usually order this should I chance the stall or restaurant serves this. However, hubby had a very late discovery of this dish. I had order this before with him but he was disinterested until he ate a superb version of Kong Nam Meen at Green View Restaurant. He was hooked since then, well, guess what, it's due to the same reason of having loads of vegetables in it.
I've attempted this dish recently and I have to say, it's a far cry from resembling one LOL!!!
I have loads of vegetables in there ranging from brocolli, cauliflower, baby corn, carrot, onions and capsicums, on top of chicken meat, squids and prawns. I've used deep fried mee sua instead of the thicker yee meen which worked out fine but seriously I need to find out more on how to cook the starchy gravy. I did not use the right amount of starch which rendered my gravy not being thick enough. My egg swirls failed horribily too... well because I did not bothered to research on how to cook it, just pandai-pandai (cleverly) guesstimate my way along!
Take a look of my attempt... and you'll know what I meant.
Let me try again some other time and if it turns out right, I'll post up on how to make this right.
All right, all done with my disastrous experience, I wanna post a plug here since babe_kl had her fair share of being in the limelight recently. One of the Foodster came and bought me lunch today at Aryan. He brought along the legendary, John Krich, a well travelled food writer from The Asian Wall Street Journal. I'm so honoured to have met him finally! I still can't get over it ok. Check out this article and read where John had recommended for one of his top makan places in Malaysia particularly Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
Before we parted ways, the Foodster passed me May-June 2007 edition of The Halal Journal magazine. He told me to give the mag to hubby as an appreciation in helping him out with an article. He quickly flipped thru the pages and showed me the quotes and accredition given to hubby. Thanks so much Foodster!!!
There you go darling... you're now famous already in the food scene (for once), well maybe to the Arabs lah hehehe, eh that's according to the Foodster ok not mine! *Ouchhh* (in anticipation of a whack on my butt!)
Technorati Tags: noodle