November 01, 2014

Home made Pumpkin noodles (南瓜手工面条)

This is the simple pumpkin noddles that i usually cook on a free and easy Saturday. On Saturday my kids would wake up quite late. Not like school days they would have to wake up at 5.30am as school start at 6.50am. So on Saturday i would let them lay in bed for a little be longer ..
There is 2 parts to prepare !) make the noddles 2) cook the toppings. You can prepare both a day ahead. The next day just cook and serve.

Crispy ikan bilis cook from mircowave oven.
It is easy to have nice and crispy ikan bilis (dried anchovies) in minutes Just clean and split
the ikan bilis. Rinse and shake off excess water. Arrange on a flat plate, single layer. Put into the mircowave and mircowave high power level for 3 to 4 minutes. Take out from the mircowave and let it cool. Crispy ikan bilis is done when it is cool. Store in the air tight container.

Pumpkin Noodles (南瓜手工面条)
Recipe adapted from by Amy Beh
Serve 5

160g pumpkin
400g plain flour
½ tsp salt
1 egg
1 tsp corn oil
Tapioca flour for dusting

To Do:
Slice off pumpkin skin and remove the seeds. Cut into cubes. Steam the pumpkin until soft. Mash through a fine wire sieve into a paste. (I remove the seeds and clean the pumpkin with skin on. Steam until soft then scoop the flesh out then mash through a a fine wire sieve into a paste)

Sift flour into a large mixing bowl and add salt. Add egg, pumpkin paste and oil. Blend well and knead into a stiff dough. Cover dough with a tea towel and leave aside for 1½-2 hours.

Dust table top with tapioca flour and flatten the dough into a thin flat rectangle. Lightly sprinkle or dust with tapioca flour and cut into four rectangular pieces. Lightly dust the pieces with tapioca flour to prevent sticking. 
Adjust the knob of a noodle machine to the widest setting. Turn the rollers slowly. Insert a piece of dough and keep passing the dough through the machine. Decrease the roller spacing each time until you get the thickness that you want. 

For the final stage, pass the sheet of dough through the cutting machine to make the noodle strands. Repeat the procedure with the remaining pieces of dough. Dust the noodles lightly with tapioca flour and store them in airtight container in the refrigerator.

Mince pork
280g mince pork 
3 pcs chinese mushroom (clean, soak and diced, keep the soak water)
some black chinese fungus (clean, soak and shredded)
2 cloves garlic- chopped
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp light soy sauce
a generous dash of pepper

To Do:
Add some oil in a wok, saute till it is fragrance. Add in mince pork stir-fry over medium heat until it is cook. Add in diced mushroom and black fungus, stir-fry for another minute or two. Add in seasoning, taste. (the taste of the topping is up to individual liking. You may adjust to your own liking) Dish up and side aside.

Fried crispy garlic and shallots
2 cloves garlic 
3 shallots
Peel both garlic and shallot. Chopped the garlic and slice the shallot. Put both into a mircowave oven proof bowl. Add some oil (just enough to cover the garlic and shallot). Zap in the mircowave oven for 3-4 minutes to make crispy garlic and shallots. 

Some crispy ikan bilis and sayur cangkuk
Some dried sambal chilli

To assemble the bowl of home made pumpkin noodles
Cook the noodles

  • Boiled a pot of water. While waiting the water to boil, divide the noodles into portions. Normally 1 make 1 serving per portion. 
  • Prepare a plate add in 1 tbsp of garlic and shallot oil (the oil that use to fried crispy garlic and shallot) 1 tbsp light soy sauce. 
  • Once the water boil, throw in the noodles. You can loosen the noodles with a pair of long chopstick. When the noodles float up mean it is cook or you can pick a piece of noodle out to taste its doneness.
  • Put the cooked noodles into the prepared plate, mix it thoroughly with the garlic oil an light soy sauce.
  • Add the mince pork topping, crispy fried garlic and shallots. Top along the side with the blanch sayur cangkuk and top with crispy ikan bilis (crispy anchovies).
  • Serve immediately with dried sambal chilli.

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and me, my little favourite DIY , hosted by Eileen from Eileen's Diary.
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Our Little Thumbs Up event starts on the first Tuesday until the last day of the month. Please join us! To join, simply cook or bake any recipe with the theme of the month which is PUMPKIN for October 2014 and link with us at this post anytime until 31st October 2014.

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  1. wow..this looks beyond delicious! You just can't beat the homemade noodles, can you? Thumbs for you!

  2. So tempting, feel like having a bowl of it right now...

  3. Noodles made from scratch.....and a healthy type of noodles too. In completion, a complete noodle meal made with love effort.

  4. Yum~ Can I have some? Haha

  5. Hi Mui Mui, same mind think alike!! Was telling my family yesterday that I would love to make pumpkin noodles and there you are! hahaha... your pumpkin noodles looks beautiful and noodlelicious!!! Cheers and warmest regards :)

  6. Hi mui mui! These pumpkin noodles are so special! Must be very delicious and I want extra ikan bilis :D

  7. Hi Mui, your pumpkin noodles look so delicious, your kids are so lucky! I guess it's time for me to get a pasta roller, hehe.

  8. Hi Mui your pumpkin homemade noodles are just awesome! And healthy too. Your family is so lucky to have such a brilliant cook like you!

  9. Mui Mui, I am hungry now, can spare me a bowl keekeekee

  10. Awesome! This bowl of pumpkin noodle taste yummy!

  11. Hi Mui Mui, wow... your pumpkin noodles look really good. The colour is beautiful and it sure look very appetizing. Love mine with extra ikan bilis and fried shallots. :)) Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

  12. Mui mui, this looks really good. Really admire you for having a pasta machine. I hope I can make this without a pasta machine. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)


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