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Mushroom Bak Chor Mee (Mee Kia Tah Recipe)

Bak Chor Mee Recipe

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This is a recipe for one of Singapore’s most popular and iconic hawker dishbak chor mee” aka minced meat noodles (肉脞面). While I have featured the recipe for fish ball bak chor mee, this is the other version with stewed mushrooms, minced pork, pork ball, pork liver and sliced pork.

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As compared to the fish ball version, there is slightly more work for this one as there are more variety of ingredients. The stewed mushrooms also take some time to stew, though the good news is that they keep well in the fridge for many days, and serve well as toppings for almost any soup noodle dish. I love both the fish ball and mushrooms versions equally and it totally depends on my mood that day. Since I used “mee pok” aka flat egg noodles the last time, I used “mee kia” aka thin egg noodles this time round. The home-cooked version means you can swop around the ingredients based on your time and ingredient availability. For instance, you can do fish balls with stewed mushrooms, omit the liver or even try the soup version of bak chor mee.

Bak Chor Mee Recipe
“Mee Kia Tah” – Before eating, remember to mix the noodles well to coat everything with the sauce.

Stewed Mushrooms (for Bak Chor Mee)
Stewed/Braised Mushrooms – Keeps well in the fridge, great for other dishes such as shredded chicken & mushroom noodles, even mee sua soup or a savoury topping for most Asian dishes!

Fish Ball Minced Pork Noodles Recipe
If you are looking for the other recipe for bak chor mee with fishballs, get the recipe here (or click on the photo above).

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22 Responses to “Mushroom Bak Chor Mee (Mee Kia Tah Recipe)”

  1. Jessie Seah — May 31, 2014 @ 3:52 pm

    Where to buy the mee pok / mee kia?


    • wiffy replied: — May 31st, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

      Mee pok – from NTUC or Cold Storage (the Fortune brand). I can’t specially find “mee kia” so I used HK style Cantonese noodles (can also use as wonton noodles). They are at the fridge noodles section.


  2. B — May 31, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

    Yummy! One of my favourite hawker delights!


  3. tigerfish — June 2, 2014 @ 4:08 am

    Very authentic esp. with the three different kinds(parts) of meat – pork mince, pork slice and port liver. You really make that effort :)


  4. Priscilla — June 2, 2014 @ 10:21 am

    A yummy favourite among Singaporeans.

    What’s the reason for corn starch added to the meat seasoning? Also, can we use normal sugar instead of rock sugar for the stewing of mushrooms? Thanks


    • wiffy replied: — June 2nd, 2014 @ 11:31 am

      it makes the meat (esp the minced) soft and tender. also binds the seasonings. yes, can substitute with normal sugar.


  5. Cheryl — June 2, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

    Your bak chor mee reminds me of my childhood supper at this famous stall at Selegie!


  6. xiuhui — June 24, 2014 @ 6:09 pm

    Currently im in taiwan. Couldnt find dark soya sauce in local market. Is there any replacement for the dark soya sauce?


    • wiffy replied: — June 25th, 2014 @ 11:52 am

      I believe in Taiwan they call it 老抽? Taiwanese love braised foods (滷味) so it is unlikely not to be able to find dark soya sauce there. You can check out the local supermarkets like WellCome. Or look for an international brand where the label come with corresponding English words (e.g. Kikkoman or LKK).


  7. Lynn — March 11, 2015 @ 10:59 pm

    i just wanted to drop a note to say thank you, thank you, thank you! i simply lurve chinese food, but vein a malay muslim, i can only look on in admiration as my friends savour them. my friend always eats this dish for lunch and i got so jealous that i asked him what it’s called and googled for it. and thank god, i found a treasure-trove of chinese recipes here that i can substitute to make halal.

    so thank you again, and please keep the recipes coming!


    • wiffy replied: — March 16th, 2015 @ 4:27 pm

      Hi Lynn, thank you for your kind note! You made me happy to read that my Malay Muslim friends love Chinese food as well. And I love Malay food too, especially Mee Soto, Mee Siam, Lontong and all kinds of spicy sambal dishes! It’s very easy to substitute to make a Chinese recipe halal – use chicken, shallot or garlic oil and omit the wine totally. Have fun cooking! :)


  8. Jade — May 10, 2015 @ 11:55 pm

    Hi I’m going to try this recipe soon but I don’t know where to get the chilli because I live in England ! Any ideas ?


    • wiffy replied: — May 14th, 2015 @ 10:45 am

      Are there any Asian grocery shops there? Or you can look for an international brand like LKK at the supermarkets and see if anyone sells some form of sambal chilli.


    • Isis replied: — June 28th, 2015 @ 2:31 am

      I bought my sambal tumis from amazon :)


  9. Isis — June 28, 2015 @ 2:34 am

    Dear Noobcook, I am an avid fan of your blog! I have tried numerous recipes, and always come back for more! One point about this recipe — I felt that 1 tbsp of sambal tumis was too much, it overwhelmed the flavor of the rest of the sauce, so I changed it to 1 tsp, and doubled the stewed mushroom & broth measurements. Turned out perfectly! It was hard work but totally worth it, especially that I can’t get local food in LA!


    • wiffy replied: — June 30th, 2015 @ 9:29 am

      Thank you for trying out the recipe. I’m glad you can find the ingredients especially the sambal in US :)


  10. caberawit — September 27, 2015 @ 3:32 pm

    Tell me how to make the chillie for mee pork?



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