Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pan Mee (Board Noodles 板面 )

Board Noodle
Homemade Pan Mee (Board Noodles)

Pan Mee literally means "Board Noodles" in Chinese. Today I decided to make Pan Mee using my pasta machine which has been sitting in my cupboard - its existence almost forgotten.  Since I had this machine for 12 years, it had only been used a total of 4 times!  Talking about underutilised.


Ingredients:  (Serves 5)
500g high protein/bread flour
230ml water
1 tsp salt
1 egg

  • Using a stand mixer, combine flour, salt, water and egg together with a dough hook.  Knead until dough is smooth. 
  • Cover the dough and rest for 1 hour. 
  • Knead for a few minutes before dividing the dough into 5 equal portions and flatten the dough with your palm. 
  • Feed each portion of dough which has been coated with flour through the pasta machine a few times. Then using the pasta cutter attachment, cut the dough sheet into the desired thickness.  
  • Bring a pot of water to the boil.  Add in a little oil and salt.  Drop a serve of noodles into the boiling water.  Noodles are cooked when they float.  With a slotted spatula, remove the noodles and transfer them into a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process.  Drain the noodles and set aside. 
Soup:  (Cook for about 2 hours)
4 litres water
2 chicken carcass
1kg (pork) soup bones
a knob of ginger
salt and pepper to taste

Toppings:
300g minced pork, marinate with some corn flour, pepper, sesame oil and soy sauce
2 pieces of wood ear fungus, soaked and shredded
5 dried shiitake mushroom, soaked and shredded
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
pepper
salt
sugar
1 small bowl of anchovies (ikan bilis)

Garnishing:
Coriander leaves
Green mustard (Choy Sum), blanched


  • Heat some oil in a saucepan, stir fry anchovies until crispy. Transfer onto a bowl and set aside.
  • Add more oil and sauté the garlic until aromatic.  
  • Add in minced meat and stir fry for about 5 minutes.  Then put in mushroom and wood ear fungus. Add in dark and light soy sauce.  Season with salt, sugar and pepper.  Cook for another 5 minutes or until cooked.

To assemble:
  • Placed a serve of cooked noodles in a bowl.  Ladle some hot soup over it and top with the blanched vegetable, meat topping and fried anchovies.  Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Served with chilli oil.




9 comments:

  1. So homey and appetizing! I sure would love one large bowl for the lunch. Thanks, Veronica, for sharing.

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  2. Good for you Veronica foe making your own noodles at home. I have never made noodles or spaghetti before. Me too, I have kitchen gadgets or utensils sitting the cupboard which I totally forgotten. You think we should list out the kitchen items into a note pad or scrap book and flip out once in awhile.....hehehe....just some silly suggestion...

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  3. Hi Veronica,
    The pan mee looks yummy!

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  4. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 5, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Yummy pan mee. Just had this 2 days ago :)

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  5. Hahaha me too, my old pasta machine also not used for more than five times until it turned rusty. And I have bought a brand new pasta machine, but have been sitting few months already..anyway, nice to have own pasta as it is healthy and taste good.

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  6. Hi Veronica, your pan mee look so inviting. I love this with extra fried anchovies, make quite often too.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  7. This is so delicious, i love this. Just eat this yesterday. ha...

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  8. Veronica:
    I see you as a noodle master now. Looks like you know making many types of noodles. My bread maker is broken & I'm busy packing for house-moving too. I have told my hubby that I want a new bread maker for our new house, haha because my friend told me that using it to make the kopitiam bun is easy & lead to a higher successful rate. Finger cross!

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    1. Noodlemaster I am not. Just someone who loves to experiment. I still find making pasta or noodles a hassle. So I seldom make my own. As far as bread machine is concerned, I was recently in a dilemma - whether to upgrade my mixer or get a bread machine (since I don't have one). Finally I decided not to get a bread machine as I love to shape my own dough. So I got a more powerful mixer to knead my dough. My friend who owns a bread maker only uses it to knead and proof her dough in it. Good luck to you!

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