Monday, November 04, 2013

My First Taste of Mee Hoon Kueh and You Mian

Mee Hoon Kueh

I didn't even realize until after I ordered this mee hoon kueh that this was nothing more than that local dish ban mian. I originally ordered it because I had never heard of it before and was curious. And I did like these flat pieces of noodles (a bit like farfalle but hand-torn into irregular shapes and without the bowtie pinch)...much more than the ban mian noodles that I once got sometime ago.

You Mee

I was still hungry though, so I got another bowl, this one being another name that I had never heard of before: you mian. It was from the same ban mian stall though, and hence was the same thing but with these spaghettini-like noodles underneath those dried anchovies instead. I liked the mee hoon kueh better. And to my surprise, that xia ku cao tea at the top wasn't as herbal as I thought it would be.


Chocoholic said...

You never heard of mee hoon kueh & u-mian before?! I've had them for years and they're ultimate comfort food for me. Though the ones you had seem to be the dry version but I prefer the soup versions.

Essentially, ban mian, mee hoon kueh & u-mian are all made from the same flour. They're just cut into different 'shapes' as some people prefer different textures. Some people dislike mee hoon kueh as it tends to bunch up together and might not be cooked thoroughly, leading to a tough and chewy inside. I personally like the chewyness.

Selene said...

May I know where did you have your dry handmade noodles? They are not common and I'm always on the lookout for them!

bma said...

The Hock Hua Eating House at 111 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-1688