A plate of Keroppi wanton mee. The noodles were homemade spinach noodles, which I made with my new Philips Advance Collection Noodle Maker.
This is the Philips Noodle Maker I'm talking about. You just have to add in the ingredients, the machine will take care of the mixing and kneading, and your noodles will be ready in 10 minutes. It's really that easy.
The Philips Noodle Maker comes with four shaping discs, that allows you to make four types of noodles - angel hair pasta/mee kia, fettucine/ban main, spaghetti/yellow noodles and penne. It also comes with cleaning tools and measuring cups for flour and water. A recipe book is included as well, the book features both Asian and Western recipes.
The shaping discs and cleaning tools can all be stored inside the pull out drawer at the bottom of the machine.
Now, let me show you how I made my spinach noodles. Using the measuring cups provided, measure 250g of plain flour and 95ml of spinach juice mixed with one beaten egg.
Open up the lid and pour in the flour. Close back the lid. If the lid is not closed properly, the machine will not operate.
Press the on button, then press the bounciness control button to set the kneading time from 5 to 8 minutes, the longer the kneading time, the more chewier the noodles. I chose 7 minutes for mine.
Press start button, slowly pour in liquid into opening on lid.
When the machine is ready to begin extrusion, it will make a beeping sound, just before the noodles start appearing. The machine does not cut the noodles, but this is easily taken care of, you can just cut them with the flat cleaning tool.
I was rather worried the Noodle Maker might be a chore to wash but washing up was surprisingly straightforward. Whatever dough that is left can be easily removed and thrown away. You just have to wash all the removable parts with soap and water. Use a wet cloth to wipe the main machine part that can't be washed. The only part that is more difficult to wash is the shaping disc. The guide book recommends leaving the cap in the freezer for about two hours, just before using the mould cap to push the total lump of frozen dough out. I've tried it and it works well.
I will definitely be sharing more noodles creations in the future, I can't wait to experiment with different coloured noodles. :)
For more details about the Philips Noodles Maker, please click HERE to check out their official page.
Leaving you with the recipe for my wanton mee, bon appetit. :)
WANTON MEE RECIPE
700g Pork Shoulder Butt
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp oyster sauce
1tsp dark soya sauce
2 tsp light soya sauce
1 tbsp rose wine
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sugar
200g minced pork
4 stalks spring onion, chopped
2 tsp oyster sauce
1 tsp light soy sauce
dash of white pepper
1/2 tbsp cornstarch
20 wonton sheets
Seasoning sauce (for each serving):
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 teaspoon of light soy sauce
1 teaspoon of oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon of sambal chili paste (optional)
300g spinach noodles
300g chye sim, blanched and cut into around 3 cm
- To make char siew, mix all the ingredients together and leave meat to marinade for at least 2 hours.
- Add a little oil in pan, grill the meat on medium heat for around 5 minutes on each side.
- Pour in the marinade and a cup of water, simmer on low heat for around 30 minutes.
- Turn up to medium heat and simmer till you get a layer of thick sauce left.
- Slice Char Siew and set aside. Excess can be frozen for future use.
- To make dumplings, mix all the ingredients except for wonton sheets. Leave to marinade for at least 10 minutes.
- Place minced pork on wanton sheet. Wet the edges with water, fold down halfway diagonally to form a triangle. Press gently on the edges to seal the wonton.
- Heat up oil in wok, deep fry wonton till golden brown. Drain on kitchen towels.
- To cook the spinach noodles, bring a pot of water to boil, cook spinach noodles for around 5 minutes.
- Drain well and portion over the sauce in each bowl. Toss noodles thoroughly in the sauce.
- Serve each portion with char siew, fried wanton and chye sim.