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Bandung Noodles


Bandung noodles or mee bandung is a quite popular noodle recipe besides mee curry or mee rebus. In Malay, mee means noodles and bandung is a name of a city in Indonesia. This is a good change if you are tired of eating soup noodles and are looking for different variations of cooking noodles.

500 gm yellow/egg noodles
3 garlic, crushed
2 big onions, thinly sliced
1 inch ginger, thinly sliced
2 table spoon chilly paste
1 small can tomato puree
100 gm dried prawns, soaked until soft (optional)
200 gm fresh prawns, cleaned
200 gm chicken breast, cleaned and thinly sliced
500 liter chicken stock, or vegetable stock or just water
1 carrot, thinly sliced
a small bunch of spring onion, thinly sliced
a bunch of coriander leaves, thinly sliced
a handful of dried shallots
1- 2 eggs
salt, to taste
1 table spoon of sugar, or to taste
5 table spoon oil

1. In a pot, pour in the oil and fry the garlic, onions and ginger until golden brown.
2. Put in the dried prawns and fry for a minute. Then add the fresh prawns and chicken breasts.
3. When the fresh prawns are turning red, add in the chilly paste and sugar and cook for about a minute.
4. Add tomato puree and stir for a while. Then add the sliced carrots. Stir briefly for about 30 seconds.
5. Pour in the chicken stock and simmer for five minutes. Add salt to taste.
6. When the broth is slightly thicken, add the noodles.
7. After a few seconds, crack open the eggs and let them cook in the broth. Do not touch the eggs and let them cook for a while.
8. When the eggs are beginning to take shape, add the spring onions and coriander leaves.
9. Sprinkle some dried shallots over the top.
10. Serve in a bowl while still hot.

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