Mee Jawa – noodles in spicy & tangy sweet potatoes gravy😋
Happy Saturday, everyone.🤗Mee Jawa, an ultimate comfort food that can be found at night markets & cafes in Malaysia. Noodles in spicy gravy is definitely a great combo and slurpilicious.🤩
Recipe (serves 3-4)
~ 2 small sweet potatoes & 1 small potato – skin removed, cut into cubes. Place in a pot, fill water just enough to cover all potatoes & boil until both potatoes are soft.
~ 2 shallots, 3 slices ginger, 3 cloves garlic – blend or chop until fine
~ 1 tablespoon tomato paste, 3 teaspoons tamarind paste, 3 tablespoon coconut sugar
~ 8 cups kitchen stock
~ 3 tablespoons homemade sambal (see below or highlights on steps)
~ oil, salt to taste
🍃Sambal: Blend together 5-6 red chilis, 2 shallots, 4 garlic, 2 tablespoons chopped galangal, 2 tablespoons chopped ginger, 1/4 cup soaked dried chili with oil until well combined. Cook in a heated non-stick pan until oil starts to separate from the chili mixture. Season with organic sugar and salt. (Be careful, mixture is really hot)
✔️In a heated pan with 3 teaspoons oil, sauté shallots, ginger &@ garlic (please cook in this order with few seconds apart before adding each ingredient) until fragrant. Add potato mixture, stock and sambal and bring mixture to boil, then lower heat to simmer. Stir in tomato paste, tamarind paste and coconut sugar. Season accordingly. Then, blend mixture until it turns gravy-like. Pour mixture back to the pan and heat, if it’s too thick, adjust with more stock. Serve warm with pairings below and enjoy!
Pairings: yellow noodles (used @sunnoodles ramen), lime juice, fried crueller (store bought and baked), pan fried tofu, cucumber, jicama, chili, boiled potatoes (boil potatoes with skin on until tender on the inside. Once cooled, peel skin off and cut into cubes)
Happy weekend, everyone.💗
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