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Fish Ball Mee Pok (Mee Pok Tah Recipe)

One of the most popular hawker dish in Singapore has to be the humble dry mee pok noodles (“mee pok tah”/面薄干) . I love mee pok so much, I wish to eat it everyday if I am not on a low-carb diet >_<. “Mee pok” are flat egg noodles, which I liken as the Asian equivalent of linguine, but better (in my biased opinion). You can cook this with “mee kia” (a thinner version of mee pok) as well. If you are in the mood for a soupy dish instead, check out the bak chor mee soup recipe.

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With the minced meat, this is also one of the popular variants of bak chor mee (minced meat noodles/肉脞面), with the other one usually served with mee kia, braised mushrooms, pork slices & pork liver. When I serve my family this bowl of dry fish ball mee pok (鱼圆肉脞面), the first verdict was “amazing, looks like!” followed by “taste like!” so that made me really happy :p

Fish Ball Minced Pork Noodles Recipe
Before eating, remember to mix the noodles well to coat everything with the sauce. Delicious….!

Mee Pok, Lettuce and Beansprouts
From left to right – mee pok, lettuce, bean sprouts

Slotted ladle
A slotted ladle with big holes are ideal for cooking the noodles

Slotted ladle with smaller holes for cooking minced meat, bean sprouts and fish cake.

Cooking Minced Pork (Bak Chor)

Whenever I queue at fish ball noodles and bak chor mee (minced meat noodles) stalls, I love to watch the hawker in action and that is where I learnt the steps of cooking this Singapore dish. Some hawkers do an extra step of ladling hot stock over the bowl of marinated pork for a short few minutes before actually cooking the minced meat in the pot. I later discovered through my own kitchen experiments that this little extra step keeps the minced meat very tender and not clumpy after cooking – don’t skip it!

13 comments on “Fish Ball Mee Pok (Mee Pok Tah Recipe)”

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  2. This is new to me….it looks light yet full of flavours.

  3. You can become the new gen. hawker-preneur liao! Cos already “looks like” and “taste like” :D Bravo!

  4. Looks delicious, and great for the warm weather…yum!
    Thanks for the recipe Wiffy…hope you are enjoying your week :D

  5. Looks delicious! Would love a bowl of this! :)

  6. Looking delicious! Me hungry now!

  7. i love mee pok especially with lots of fish balls.

  8. Love being able to have mee pok tah anytime in the comfort of home!

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  10. good recipe! very satisfied with my bowl of noodles!

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