Saturday, November 3, 2012

米粉汤(Rice Vermicelli Soup)



200g minced pork, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1tbsp dark soy, 1tbsp dark sweet sauce, pinch of white pepper, 1/2 tsp sesame oil, salt & sugar to taste, 1tbsp canola oil, 1tsp corn flour mix with 2tbsp water

  1. Heat up your wok to a high heat, with the oil.  When hot, add your pork mince, breaking it up in the pan.  You want it to caramelise a bit and get some nice crispiness on there, so don’t move it  too much for a minute.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of water, and seasoning. Simmer with low heat for few minutes. Mix 1tsp corn flour with 2tbsp water. Stir well and pour into pork. 
  3. Quickly stir well to combine. Dish up and served.
Soup Base:
  • 100g ikan bilis (anchovy), 2tbsp soy bean, washed and cleaned。
  • 1.5 litre water, 500ml meat soup (i used the stock which i boiled my meat balls)。
  • salt & fish sauce to taste.
  1. Boil anchovy and soy beans in water for 45mins, discard anchovy n soy beans.
  2. Add the meat soup into the anchovy n soy bean stock.
  3. tasted with salt n fish sauce, set aside.
Others Ingredients:
  • 1/2 packet of rice vermicelli (soak in water)
  • 8 "flying saucers" (hee kiaw) or fish cakes
  • 12 meat balls (prepared 1 day earlier and retain the water that cook the meat balls for stock purpose)
  • 200g mince pork, marinated with light soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper and tapioca flour. Stir fried and add in some dark soy sauce, fried till well cook, set aside.
    For Garnishing:
  • 8 shallots, finely sliced and fried till golden brown and crispy.
  • Green vege such as bok choy - fried and set aside ( i din't put any as i don't have any greens in hands)
To cook a bowl per person:-
  1. Pour a small bowl of soup base (around 350ml) and 3 meat balls and "flying saucer/fish cakes together with some rice vermicelli into a cooking pot.
  2. Cook till rice vermicelli is well cook. off fire and serve in serving bowl.
  3. Add in mince pork and green vegetables.
  4. Garnish with fried shallots.
  5. Serve hot with cut chillies.


  1. I can have a big bowl of this,Jane! Next time will try this minced pork recipe!Have a nice weekend

    1. Jessie, haha.. i can have a big bowl too :) I love n miss my mum's beehoon soup so much.

    2. Good morning Jane! Got up at 6am this morning & can't go back to sleep, so think of making "ban mien," wish me luck. I'm going to follow your recipe as to how to marinate the minced pork! Will come back later to look at your new post! Cheers!

    3. Man, got up at 6am but only had my bowl of ban mien at 2pm, luckily Ethan & Isabelle had bread, no need to wait for my noodle, otherwise will be starve to death, hahaha! Love the minced pork recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    4. Jessie, I woke up 7 dis morning. Had a prayer n run after sending kids to school. Made my melon bun n chicken rice. Did my washing as well. Had my bun & coffee at 1pm. Haha.. Looks like my hands are faster than yours right? Anyway, u r tight up with kids and I did my works freely. So this is the difference between us. Next time i am sure u will got ur ban mian before 12pm :)
      You see, last time when i was young i dont like black sauce. But now getting older, I love black sauce in my dishes. That is why i always make my minced pork a bit dark brown. hihi...

    5. Yoh, show off lah show off lah, hahaha! Hana, have small children around. Actually made some prawn balls too yesterday & the prawn balls were cooked by 9.30. Took so much of time to peel off the shell & got rid of the prawn dirts. Then, started to get ingredients out for "ban mien," then realised that I didn't have enough plain flour, 昏! Went out to buy the flour, rushed Ethan to brush teeth, rushed Isabelle to go to toilet, bla bla bla, that's why neh......

  2. 通常我都是没有胃口的时候才想吃米粉汤

    1. 东东,谢谢你。我妈妈也常常炒这个肉碎来拌佐面粉糕,都很好吃哦。嘻嘻。。。

  3. 米粉汤,我的最爱。Yummy

  4. Delicious! Can I have one with extra pork mince please!

    1. stephanie,this pork mince is very nice to go with anything like rice, porridge, noodles. This is my kids favourite :)

    2. Yes, this looks appetising..must try when I cook something with soup!

  5. I also like to cook this simple meehoon soup for lunch but I not rajin like your mom, hehehe ..

    1. sonia, I just feel bee hoon soup is easy to eat in any season. And the pork mince is one of the favourite food in my family. Must have dish :)

  6. Jane
    这样的妈妈是孩子的福气, 要感恩 C:

    1. 嗯。。妈妈永远都是伟大的。有妈妈的孩子是最幸福的 :)

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