Mee Hoon Kueh (Homemade Pulled Noodles)

mee hoon kueh

When does one crave for a bowl of piping hot mee hoon kueh? On cold days, I’d say, or when one is sick. The latter is what has been happening lately. The whole family has been down and out. I’ve had it really bad – I’m down with my second bout of flu in two weeks. I caught the first bout of flu from my little one, and the second bout from goodness knows where. Office perhaps. While my little one is up and bouncing even though she’s sick, I just want to bury myself under the covers and sleep (which is, by the way, what I’ve been doing almost the whole day.)

So one sickly day, I decided that I would definitely feel better if I had some mee hoon kueh. It would be easy enough to pop down to the coffee shop and buy a bowl, but since I had to feed the sick bub and the not-so-sick husband, I figured I might as well make some. Mee Hoon Kueh brings back memories from my childhood. When I was young, my grandma used to make mee hoon kueh. She made hers a little differently. She would make a thick floury mixture and drop spoons of batter into boiling soup. Saves one the hassle of pulling pieces of dough I guess. The texture of that mee hoon kueh is very different from what I made/is sold outside. The texture of that is somewhat fluffy on the outside and dense on the inside. Not all may like that version of mee hoon kueh.

Mee Hoon Kueh

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Cream of broccoli and potato soup

I am not usually prompt in updating my blog with the things I cook and bake. Usually, by the time a recipe shows up on the blog, it has been a few days/weeks/months old. This recipe however, is fresh from the stove. I just finished making this and after a bowl of it, I knew that I would really regret it if I do not pen it down as I would probably forget the ingredients and amounts in a couple of hours. This soup is GOOD.

I was combing around the kitchen for something for lunch and realised that I had a broccoli sitting in the fridge and a couple of russet potatoes that were going to grow into new plants if I do not use them soon. Even the onions were sprouting shoots. Since I had cream in the fridge, I decided to make a cream of broccoli soup, and throw in a couple of potatoes as well. The result was surprisingly tasty and so I’m recording this recipe down for future use.

Cream of broccoli and potato soup
Serves 4

150g broccoli florets
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground paprika
1 onion, chopped
2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth (I used vegetable)
1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella or chedar
1/2 cup of cream
1/2 cup of milk
salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Boil the broccoli florets in a pot of boiling salted water for about 5 minutes or till tender. Remove and chop into smaller pieces and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the unsalted butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. When the foaming has subsided, add in the cumin and paprika.
  3. Add in the chopped onions and stir fry till translucent.
  4. Add in the cubed potatoes and stir fry for about 5 – 10 minutes.
  5. In a medium pot, bring the broth to a boil.
  6. Add in the onion and potato mixture and simmer till potatoes are tender. Add the reserved broccoli florets.
  7. Using an immersion blender or a blender, process the soup until smooth.
  8. Return to the heat and add in the cheese, stirring continually until it melts.
  9. Stir in the cream and the milk and bring to a boil.
  10. Season with salt and pepper before serving.