Mee Hoon Kueh

Mee Hoon Kueh literally means wheat flour cake. It is my favourite childhood dish. It brings back the sweet memory of myself helping my mother rolling out the dough with a glass F&N bottle instead of a rolling pin. It is a popular dish in Malaysia and Singapore.  I will make sure that I have a bowl of mee hoon kueh whenever I am back in Malaysia. Here is the recipe for it:



250g of plain flour

1 egg

A pinch of salt

1 small ladle of cooking oil

3 tbsp of water


1 tablespoon of cooking oil

200g of anchovies

1 brown onion

3 litre of water


1 tablespoon cooking oil

2 tablespoons of garlic

300g minced pork and veal

1 tablespoon of light soy sauce

2 tablespoon thick dark caramel sauce

Sugar and pepper to taste

4 dry Chinese mushrooms (Soak in water until it is soft)

1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine



Get a bowl. Pour in the flour. Make a well in the flour and add in the egg, salt and oil.

Next, knead it and gradually pour water into the mixture bit by bit until a well-mixed smooth dough is formed and cover it with cling wrap. Let it rest for 30 minutes.


Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil in a pot.

Then, place the washed anchovies and diced brown onion into the pot. Give it a good stir-fry until it is aromatic.

Next, add in the water and boil it.


Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil and saute the garlic.

Next, add the minced pork and veal and stir-fry it for a while.

Then, you add in your sliced soft mushrooms and stir-fry them until aromatic.

Finally, add in the light soya sauce, thick dark caramel sauce, cooking wine, sugar and pepper and give it a good stir-fry.

Making the Mee Hoon Kueh

Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough and cut the dough into a square or a rectangle.

Place the cut dough pieces into the boiled soup. Keep the soup boiling at this point for about 8 minutes.

Next, add in some green leafy vegetables or broccoli.

Finally, place some cooked dough pieces into a bowl with the soup and scoop some cooked meat minced on top and garnish it with some fried anchovies.

Tip:  I fry  100g of anchovies until they are crispy and crunchy for garnishing.


Mee Hoon Kueh cooking in the soup
Mee Hoon Kueh (dough pieces) cooking in the soup


A delicious bowl of Mee Hoon Kueh
A delicious bowl of mee hoon kueh