Cook with Ken: 不一样的“炒”猪脚米粉 Fried Bee Hoon with iCook

Date:Aug 9, 2013

Happy Birthday Singapore.

Lukas’ family brought some KFC over to watch National Day Parade on TV.

So, I decided to “fried” the bee hoon again.  I fried it just a day before for dinner.  🙂

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The word “fried” is double quoted.  The word “抄” is also double quoted.  WHY?

You will find out soon.

1.  You need pork belly.

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2.  Cut the pork belly into slices.  No need to marinate.  Use it as it is.  If the pork is fresh, it will gives you the 鲜甜 taste.

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3.  Use Onions.  I used Japanese big Onion.  You can use White Onion too.  Both onions will give you sweet taste.  Take note, I don’t use garlic here.  Of course, you are welcome to use it.

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4.  Dice the Onions.  The more the better.  It not only gives you sweet taste, but the crunchy feeling too.

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5.  OK.  I lied.  There is no Pork Leg (猪脚).  I used the 红烧猪肉 instead.  The key is to get that Oil into the bee hoon.  Use two cans if you can and you wish.  Today, I am just going to use one can.  The more you use, the more oily look you get.

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6.  Selecting the Bee Hoon is very important.  I used 太山米粉.  I used a lot of others, some of them quite hard, some of them too soft.  I felt that this 太山米粉 is the best.

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7.  Soak the bee hoon with water for 10-20 minutes.

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8.  The Cabbage.  I used Organic cabbage that gives you stronger taste and sweetness.

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9.  OK.  As soon as you have done with soaking the bee hoon.  You can start the “cooking” process.

All of you know I love my iCook so much since the first 盆菜 I made.  Ever since, I used it.  And I lied again, the bee hoon is not fried.  It is 闷米粉.

The iCook vita lock and vapour seal technology will keep your veggies and sauce inside the wok itself.

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10.  So, happy cooking, I actually forgot to take the photo.  hahaha

OK.  Prepare the wok (do not heat the wok).

Pour some sesame oil in it.  

Use a kitchen paper towel to spread the sesame oil throughout the whole wok.

First layer should be the onions.  Spread the Onions on the wok.

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11.  Second layer, should be the pork belly.  You want to put the pork belly there to cook it faster.  

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12.  Notice that I also put in a lot of these nice and sweet Japanese small scallops.  If you don’t have it, no need to put it.

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13.  Cover it next in third layer with your cabbage.

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14.  Then, place the bee hoon you just soaked onto the cabbage at the 4th layer.

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15.  Now, the sinful stuff.  Pour the oily 红烧猪肉 onto your bee hoon.  I think use 2 cans better.  For those who loves 红烧猪脚, you can use it as well.  For healthy reason, and since we got guests, so, cook a bit healthy lor.

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16.  Use 2 cans also gives you more oily meat.  haha collagen.

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17.  Add some Dark Soya Bean Sauce / Dark Thick Soya Sauce.

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18.  Add this much.

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19.  This is important.  Add in 2 (small) packs of Swanson Chicken Broth. 

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20.  If you cooked your own chicken 高汤, of course is better.  For a lazy cook like me, use this is enough.  hahaha  2 packets.

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21.  Almost forgot, add one or two rounds of light soya sauce.

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22.  Cut a few green onion leaves for more veggie taste.

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23.  Lastly.  Put in some Abalone sauce if you like.

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24.  Not pour in like that.  Mix it with a little bit of water.

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25.  OK Done!.  Cover it with iCook cover.

26.  Turn on Medium fire.

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27.  It is technology.  What it is doing, is distributing the heat evenly thruout the wok.

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28.  Some how, the iCook wok will know when all the ingredient is fully cook, so, it will create a “vitalok” and vapour seal it.  So, when it is cooked, you simply turn the cover.  If it can turn smoothly and non-stop spinning, that means the food is cook.

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29.  So, when it is cooked (15-20 minutes later, when you can spin the cover over the vapour seal), you open the cover, stir your bee hoon so that the color of the bee hoon looks the same after stirring it.

30.  Then, cover it, and turn to small fire further cook for 5-10 minutes.

31.  Then, turn off fire.  Let it steam inside for another 5-10 minutes.

32.  So, when you open the cover, you will see this.  Notice that there are still quite some sauces below.  Done!

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Compare to yesterday, the taste is exactly similar.  Color may be different because of I put more dark soya sauce today.

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The bee hoon is very tasty.  hahaha

That is why it is not fried bee hoon, but it taste like fried one.  And it does not dirty your kitchen.  And you have plenty of time talking in the living room while your bee hoon is cooking inside the kitchen.

Even my younger son agrees with it.  He usually don’t eat a lot of food.  hahaha

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