Monday, November 15, 2010

Dried Beef Noodles

Singlish Swenglish Dried Beef Noodles

Okay, this is a deceptively short post, because to make this dried beef noodles, all you need are some potato starch, dark soy sauce and sesame seed oil. And beef stock from the post I did on pho.

But that's really it! Once you have a good beef stock, it's possible to churn out decent dried beef noodles home away from home.

Home-made beef stock
Thick vermicilli or egg noodles, cooked till al dente
cooked beef slices
bean sprouts, canned or fresh, scalded in hot boiling water
Sesame seed oil
dark soy sauce
potato starch solution

  1. Make the beef stock like in making pho. Heat it in a pot.
  2. Add some dark soy sauce to the stock, enough for the colour you desire. Adjust the taste of the broth accordingly with salt, sugar and pepper if necessary.
  3. While the stock is boiling, add in the potato starch solution little bit at a time until it is of thick consistency, like lava.
  4. In a bowl with the prepared noodles, add sesame seed oil and toss it well and arranged the beef slices on top before pouring the gravy over. Top with some fried onions and chili padi if desired.
 Singlish Swenglish Dried Beef Noodles

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