Claypot Yee Mee Noodles (Minced Pork)
This claypot yee mee noodles with minced pork (煲仔猪肉碎伊面) is another simple claypot yee mee lunch. This time, the main meat component is minced (ground) pork, which can be replaced with minced chicken if you don’t eat pork. This dish only has a few main ingredients – minced meat, carrot, egg, vegetable and of course, Cantonese yee mee (egg) noodles. It’s simple, fast and satisfying. When I took this photo, the claypot was still gently bubbling away which is the great thing about cooking and serving in a claypot: the dish stays piping hot all the way until the end of the meal.
Since the star of the dish is minced pork, I use the best quality of mince that I can find for this dish. To me, that will be minced pork with some fats on (the white specks as pictured above are the fats), as compared to minced lean pork without any fats. I bought mine from the Bulan (Indonesian) pork section at Sheng Siong supermarket. The cooked pork is more tender and flavourful due to the small amount of fats.
First, bring soup base to a boil. Add marinated pork, carrot and vegetables.
Cook the mince meat evenly by stirring & separating them with chopsticks. When the contents are cooked & bubbling (pictured above) …
Crack an egg into the claypot …
Note: I turned down the heat & took out the pot for photography purposes so the claypot is not bubbling. After photo taking, I put the claypot back to the stove for a few seconds to get it to bubble again as it should be (next photo)…
Let the claypot heat cook the egg to the desired doneness. I love my egg yolk runny so I break the yolk while it is cooking.
This is the way I love my egg cooked in this dish, runny and infused with the soup.
If you like your egg yolk hard-boiled instead, don’t touch the egg, bury it under the noodles and eat the egg slightly later.
How delicious! I miss those good comforting delicious claypot dishes..
Hi, can I replace the chicken stock cube with chicken stock powder? If so, how much is needed?
Yes you can. Start with 1 tsp and adjust from there.
Hi, if use normal pot, it’s ok too? Lol. Cos I don’t have claypot.
Btw, I chanced upon yr website and it’s great. Haha
Yes, you can use any pot and dish it out to a bowl, just like cooking instant noodles.