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Pan Mee

Cuisine: local
Keyword: chicken soup, fishballs, flat noodle, minced pork, noodle, pan mee


Minced Pork;

  • 100 gms minced pork
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 shitake mushrooms rehydrated and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Shaoxing rice wine
  • A pinch of MSG
  • A pinch of salt
  • White pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 3 shallots sliced
  • Sunflower oil


  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cubes of chicken stock
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • A small handful of ikan bilis anchovies
  • 2 big bunches of pucuk manis
  • White pepper
  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • Sunflower oil

To Assemble;

  • Dried Pan Mee Noodles
  • Pan Mee broth
  • Minced Pork
  • Ikan Bilis lightly fried
  • Pucuk Manis
  • Fishballs halved
  • Shitake Mushrooms rehydrated and sliced


  • Marinade the minced pork with; minced shitake, minced garlic, rice wine, MSG, salt, white pepper and sesame oil. Let it sit there while you prepare the broth.
  • In a heavy based pot, sautee the garlic and anchovies/ ikan bilis in a little sunflower oil. When they start to colour, pour in the water.
  • Add the stock cubes, white pepper and light soy sauce. Let it come to a boil. As soon as it has boiled, add your 2 big bunches of pucuk manis, stir and close the lid. Turn off the heat. Let it sit there while you cook the minced pork.
  • In a wok, add some sunflower oil and sautee the sliced shallots. When it starts to colour add the minced pork mix and stir-fry with some light soy sauce, oyster sauce and dark soy sauce. Taste and adjust.¬†Add a little water if it's too dry.
  • Lightly fry some anchovies as till it's crisp.
  • Gather your pan mee assembly ingredients together.
  • In a separate pot, put a strainer on top and pour some broth in it to boil. Add a bit of the minced pork to the soup first.
  • Add your dried pan mee noodles and let it boil for about 1-2 mins.
  • Add fishballs, pucuk manis and sliced shitakes.
  • Turn off heat, dish it out into a bowl. Top with more minced pork and fried anchovies/ ikan bilis. Eat with some chilli dipping sauce.