Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sempoi Chee Chong Fun - Acik Intan's recipe

I'm a hawker food junky :) guessed its a growing up in Ipoh thing! one of my all-time favorite is chee chong fun (please correct my spelling guys). There are a few style of this dish but I like this one made by aunt @ Acik Intan. She learnt this simple yet wonderful recipe from a friend, Aunty Liza, if I am not mistaken ;). Made this yesterday for the first time. Needs more tweaking though but family & friend said it was great. I missed 1 main ingredient though, dried mushroom :(. So this is the recipe after double checked with my aunt :)

Chicken Broth 
500 gm minced chicken
10 dried shitaake mushrooms (or any dried mushroom / canned button mushroom can do), soaked till soft & sliced
2-3 tablespoon chopped garlic (reduce if you do not like too much garlic)
1 liter water (this is again up to you depending how much broth you want & how thick you want it to be)
1/3 cup oyster sauce
2-3 teaspoon cornflour mixed with water to thicken the broth

-  heat oil in a pot, fry garlic till fragrant
- add mince chicken & mushroom, stir fry till chicken almost cooked
- add water and bring to boil
- add oyster sauce, reduce heat to simmer
- add diluted cornflour till broth thicken (according to your preference)
- add salt to taste (not too much, oyster sauce is already salty)
- set aside once cooked

meanwhile, prepare
300gm soup noodle / rice noodle / kuey tiaw, prepare according to packet instruction
garlic oil (5 sliced garlic sliced + fried in 3 tablespoon oil, keep everything together)
pickled green chillies (2 green chillies, sliced, soaked in boiling water till cooled, discard water then add sugar, salt & 1 teaspoon vinegar)
3 tablespoon sesame seeds, roasted (my family didn't want this but it would give the dish some crunchiness)
dried shrimps - fried & roughly chopped 
chilli sauce
sweet chilli sauce
macau sweet sauce (available from chinese /oriental store, i didn't have it yesterday though)

- arrange noodle, topped with fried garlic & a bit of garlic oil, pickled chillies, sesame seeds & dried shrimps
- pour broth all over
- eat with the any of the sauces above

Happy trying ... :)

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