This particular dish comes from China, as well as the majority of popular Asian dishes. Even so, in Singapore you will find the best Bak Chor Mee. The original recipe is enriched with various ingredients that make this combination more interesting. The ingredient that gives the real Singapore’s taste is by all means chili.
The combination of yellow noodles, minced meat, fish balls, mushrooms, prawns and really delicious soup is irresistible. Vinegar gives specific note and chili adds a characteristic flavor. You can add chopped chili sauce depending on your taste. Some people like it really hot, and some prefer a light note.
This dish is served with lettuce. Nice large leaves of fresh green salad give freshness and crispness that balance the rich taste of different flavors on your plate. Everything on your plate is additionally enriched with a combination of oil, vinegar and chili, which gives the characteristic taste.
There are several versions of this dish. Some of these versions contain slightly different ingredients. Some versions use thin flat noodles, and sometimes on the plate you can find pork and liver. No matter which combination you choose, this is one of the most popular dishes in this part of the world.
Yellow noodles are briefly boiled in water. For this dish noodles must remain firm, al dente. If noodles are overcooked, it will diminish your enjoyment. The noodles can be cooked in a traditional homemade soup as well. Each chef makes his own special contribution in bringing this specialty.
Some say the secret is in the preparation of minced meat. Meat should boil briefly in the soup before serving. In this way the meat will remain soft and tender. Some cooks leave the meat before cooking to rest with added spices, and some leave the meat to rest for a while over a bowl of hot soup.
Adding braised mushrooms provides another appealing taste to this meal. Fish balls are an indispensable supplement without which this specialty would not be so special. Prawns give that nice flavor that fits into the whole. This symphony of flavors is completed with chili, which gives that special touch.
This unusual recipe contains a whole range of different foods. However, they make an interesting and very delicious whole. The result, as always, depends on the skill of the chef who prepares this dish. Traditional homemade soup is certainly an indispensable part of the whole, as well as in the vast majority of recipes in this area.