Monday 4 May 2009

Black Hokkien Mee

You know a dish isn't for the health-conscious when its key ingredient is crispy fried lard. Oh well.

Prepare beforehand:

400g fresh fat yellow Hokkien noodles (hard to find overseas I've realised-use udon or Shanghai noodles as a substitute)- scald for 1 minute then steep in cold water and set aside.

100g pork fat, cubed to make “chu yau char”- Render cubes over low-medium heat for about 1 hour (cover partially if it splutters all over the place). Set aside crispy bits and use liquid lard for frying.


*make sure wok is smoking hot*

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped- stir fry until fragrant in liquid lard.
100g sliced pork/chicken- add and brown.


100g prawns/ 100g squid/sliced fishcake
Handful Chinese cabbage
3 tbsp thick dark soy sauce (or more for darker colour. I use Cheong Chan “cooking caramel” which is very thick and dark but not too salty)
1 tbsp oyster sauce
Dash of white pepper and sugar
½ cup fresh chicken stock (or ½ tsp chicken stock granules and ½ cup water if unavailable)

Lower heat and simmer until thick, then turn up heat and stir briskly. Sprinkle liberally with “chu yau char” and serve immediately with a dollop of good sambal (chilli paste).


  1. Bloody hell... you HAD to put up this recipe! The one thing that I MUST have in heart attack-inducing amounts when I'm home (and yes, remain fabulously rail-thin). And screw health... it's not the same without HEAPS of that fried lard. It's 11pm, and you've made me hungry. I should never visit this blog at night. *sigh*

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    Time to invest in a mini gas stove and a wok? :)

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