Silver Travel Cook Club - May 2021

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Silver Travel Cook Club Singapore Tourism BoardThis month’s Silver Travel Cook Club features a recipe for 'Bak Chor Mee' (minced meat noodles) by Singaporean chef and TV host, Sarah Huang Benjamin, inspired by sponsor Singapore Tourism Board.

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Recipe: 'Bak Chor Mee' (minced meat noodles) by Singaporean chef and TV host, Sarah Huang Benjamin

Serves: 1


  • A handful of shiitake mushrooms
  • 4 shallots
  • 100g minced meat
  • Noodles – usually mee pok (flat egg noodles) or mee kia (thin egg noodles)
  • 1 teaspoon of vinegar, soya sauce, sambal tumis, oyster sauce, sesame oil, sugar
  • ¼ of tablespoon of brown sugar


Peel and slice the shallots.

Soak the dried shiitake mushrooms in water for some time. When done, squeeze the moisture out.

Braise the mushrooms. Pour just a little bit of the water that was used for soaking the mushrooms and add some soya sauce, a little bit of oyster sauce and a bit of sugar. Braise these for half an hour on a low heat.

Put some oil on a saucepan on a low heat. Add the sliced shallots. Once cooked, take them out and put them on a plate.

Add the minced meat to the empty saucepan where the shallots were cooked. Once the meat is totally cooked through, strain it out and put them on a plate.

For the Bak Chor Mee sauce, use the oil used for cooking the shallots and meat and add vinegar, soya sauce, mushroom sauce and sambal tumis. Mix.

Noodles: Bring water to the boil, add a spoon of baking soda and the noodles. Once cooked, put the noodles into a bowl. Pour the sauce over the noodles and mix.

Transfer the noodles into a plate. Put the minced meat and shallots crisps on top of the noodles; and the braised mushrooms and some lettuce on a side. Enjoy!

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  • DRSask
    3 days ago
    My best ever street food was from a food truck in Regina, Saskatchewan 8 years ago. Bon Burger specialized in burgers and fries (chips) and the line up was always very long but the wait was well worth it. Home made burgers with a variety of different toppings and fresh cut potatoes for the perfect chips. The burger was juicy and delicious with local cheddar cheese and onions. So many burgers are lack luster but this was divine! Sadly it looks like it's gone down hill since then.