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

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
1 small bowl of anchovies (ikan bilis)

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.


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

  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...

  3. Hi Veronica,
    The pan mee looks yummy!

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

  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!

    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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