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Travel from your kitchen: Singaporean bak chor mee

When travel isn’t possible, you can still experience the best a country has to offer through its cuisine. Skyscanner has collaborated with chefs, restaurants, brands and passionate home cooks from around the world to bring you a series of recipes you can make from your very own kitchen.

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Rosalyn Lee, Travelogue Host, Singapore

I created my own Bak Chor Mee (minced pork noodles) because it is safer to stay home than to head out and join the queue at my favourite Michelin-starred BCM stall. Transport yourself with this classic Singaporean dish.

Ingredients

  • A handful of bean sprouts  
  • A handful of dried Shiitake mushrooms 
  • 1 stalk of spring onion (optional) 
  • 50g of minced pork 
  • A few pieces of fish balls / meatballs (pork) 
  • A teaspoon of sambal chilli 
  • A teaspoon of Chinkiang vinegar 
  • Dark soy sauce, to taste 
  • Sesame oil, to taste 
  • Soy sauce, to taste 
  • Egg/rice noodles of your choice 

Instructions

Braised mushrooms 

  1. Soak dried Shiitake mushrooms in hot water for 20 minutes.
  2. Pour liquid into separate pot to boil.
  3. Remove stems from mushrooms and slice them. Once sliced, add them to the liquid from Step 2.
  4. Add a teaspoon of any sugar of your liking to the liquid.
  5. Add a dash of soy sauce, to your taste. 
  6. Add a dash of dark soy sauce, to your taste 
  7. Braise with lid off for 20 minutes and adjust to your taste preferences.

Spicy noodle sauce 

  1. Mix a teaspoon of sambal, Chinkiang vinegar, a dash of soya sauce and a dash of sesame oil.
  2. Add this mixture to your noodle bowl 

Noodles 

  1. Blanch noodles in boiling water.
  2. Add beansprouts into same boiling water with the noodles.
  3. Once boiled, add noodles and bean sprouts to your bowl.
  4. Add boiled fishballs to your noodles. 
  5. Blanch minced pork until cooked and add to noodles.
  6. Top up noodles with your braised mushrooms.
  7. Garnish with spring onions.
  8. Enjoy!

Want more from Rosalyn? Check out her travelogue ‘Rozz Recommends’ on Clicknetwork

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