fried bee hoon with cabbage and stewed pork

I was talking to a friend after writing a post on fried rice a few weeks ago and she asked if I had a recipe for Fried Bee Hoon (Vermicelli) with Stewed Pork to share.

I told her I did, and the recipe I am sharing today is one that has been passed on to me by my Mom.

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My mom is a fantastic cook. I think my love for cooking really stemmed from watching her cook when I was a kid. That, coupled with the fact that my mom never stopped me from dabbling around in her kitchen, encouraged me to learn to cook as well as to bake.

My mom would come home to prepare dinner after working a full time job. She cooked almost every day. As such, many of her recipes are quick, but still amazingly delicious.

In today’s recipe, I did what my mom has always done – I cheated by using canned stew pork. I make most things from scratch, but I have to confess that I love this brand of stewed pork. In fact, it is the only one that I would use when cooking fried bee hoon.

The recipe is really simple.

I started by picking out the bones, fat and soft jelly bits (the cartilage) from the meat as well as to break the meat up into smaller pieces.

I discarded the bones, fat and jelly bits. Then I passed the liquid left in the tins through a sieve and reserved this liquid.

A cabbage was cut into thin strips before being washed and drained.

In a heated wok, add the vegetable oil. Once hot, stir-fry the shallots until soft, about 1 minute. Add the liquid from the stewed pork.

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Add the pork and stir to mix.

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Turn the heat to medium cover the wok with a lid. Cook the cabbage for about 5-8 minutes, or until they are softened.

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 Add the bee hoon, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce and white pepper.

NOTE: I use dry (dehydrated) bee hoon – I pour boiling water on the bee hoon, count to 10 and drain the bee hoon before using.

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Stir to mix. The bee hoon will absorb the liquid and become flavouful.

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Continue to stir on low heat until all the liquid has been absorbed.

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Once there is no liquid left in the wok, the dish is ready.

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Garnish with fried shallots (and chili if you like) and serve immediately.

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Sometimes I would fry an omelette and cut it into thin strips to top my bee hoon. But it really is not necessary. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Fried Bee Hoon with Cabbage and Stewed Pork (Serves 4)
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 packet (400g) bee hoon
  2. 2 cans Stewed pork
  3. 1 small Beijing cabbage, cut into thin strips
  4. 3 shallots, sliced
  5. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  6. 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  7. 3 tablespoons dark soy sauce (more if you prefer your bee hoon to be darker)
  8. 1 teaspoon white pepper
To garnish
  1. Fried shallots
  2. Chili, sliced
Instructions
  1. In a heated wok, add the vegetable oil. Once hot, stir-fry the shallots until soft, about 1 minute. Add the liquid from the stewed pork.
  2. Add the pork and stir to mix.
  3. Turn the heat to medium cover the wok with a lid. Cook the cabbage for about 5-8 minutes, or until they are softened.
  4. Add the bee hoon, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce and white pepper.
  5. Stir to mix. The bee hoon will absorb the liquid and become flavorful.
  6. Continue to stir on low heat until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  7. Once there is no liquid left in the wok, the dish is ready.
  8. Garnish with fried shallots (and chili if you like) and serve immediately.
Notes
  1. I use dry (dehydrated) bee hoon - I pour boiling water on the bee hoon, count to 10 and drain the bee hoon before using.
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