Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Pork Noodle Soup + Homemade Mushroom Pork Balls 猪肉粉+自制的香菇贡丸(猪肉丸)


上个星期二是儿子的Orientation Day为了让这班新生更快的适应新的环境,校方会举行连续三个星期的试班。孩子在上课的时候,父母得听有关的讲座!对於要做什麽准备,我现在还在摸索中,哈哈。

It’s just 5 weeks away from my 4 weeks of holidays to Malaysia & Singapore & I’m getting really exciting now. Besides preparing for the holidays, I'm also busy dealing with my son’s school enrolment. He had 2 transition classes so far in his future school & there is 1 more class to attend on next Tue. 

The education system is a bit different between Australia & Malaysia. In Australia, the kindergarten forms part of the primary school & students only have to study 1 year in the kindergarten before proceeding to Year 1(Standard 1).  

This is my favourite Pork Noodle Soup in one of the Chinese kopitiam in Taman Pertama, Aulong, Taiping. Sorry didn’t know the name of the shop but will find out later & it is only opened for breakfast. I can eat this everyday!  The biggest bowl was mine with extra ingredients. 

Made this Pork Noodle Soup for the 1st time after seeing Wendy(Table for 2 or More) posted hers!  Like what I expected, my daughter was the only person who didn’t like it because of the smell of the ikan bilis(anchovy). But for everyone else, we liked it! Wendy, thanks for your recipe! 
两个星期前参考了小老师,Joceline送的<早安,你好!!!>Wendy(Table for 2 or More)的食谱。煮了这道猪肉粉,加了自制的香菇贡丸(猪肉丸),全家人只有女儿不吃,也许是不喜欢那江鱼仔的味道吧!我自己却很喜欢!Joceline,再次谢谢你送的食谱。

Pork Noodle Soup + Homemade Mushroom Pork Balls
<Recipe Sources: 张莉婵的<早安你好!!!> + Wendy(Table for 2 or More)>
Serves 4

Soup Base Ingredients:
700g Pork Bones
300g Pork Soft Bones
100-113g Ikan Bilis(anchovy), rinsed   *Bought from Asian grocery store*
Salt & Pepper to taste
Some Cooking Oil

1. Place pork bones in a pot, fill in with water. Bring to boil. Remove & rinse under cold running water. Set aside.
2. Heat some oil in a wok, add ikan bilis, sauté until fragrant.  Add 3 litres of water & pork bones. Bring to boil. Lower the heat & continue to cook for an hour. 
3. Season with salt & pepper. Strained, discard the ikan bilis but keep the soft bones.

Other Ingredients:
500g Hokkien noodles
300g Flat Rice Noodles
24 Pork Balls (or use as many as you want) *See Note 1*
200g Marinated Pork Slices *See Note 2*
500g Choy Sum, cut & separate the stems from the leaves
Garlic Oil  + Fried Red Shallots *See Note 3*

1. To prepare the noodles, cook pork balls & sliced meat in the anchovy & pork soup. When the meat are 70% cooked, add choy sum stems. Bring to boil & cook for 2 minutes. Add noodles & choy sum leaves & bring to boil.
2. Remove & arrange everything in bowls, include the soft bones. Pour the soup over the noodles. Serve with some garlic oil & fried red shallots.

Note 1:

Click here to view the recipe as to how to make the pork balls.

Note 2:
Marinated Pork Slices (Mixed):
180g Lean Pork, sliced
1/2tsp Sesame Oil
1tbsp Light Soy Sauce
1tsp Corn Flour

Note 3:
Garlic Oil  + Fried Red Shallots:
4 Red Shallots, thinly sliced
4-5 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
4tbsp Cooking Oil

Heat the oil in a saucepan, sauté the red shallots over low-medium heat until golden. Remove & drain on paper towels. On the same saucepan, sauté garlic until golden.