Sunday, February 10, 2008

Heng Hua Rice Noodle

I am from a Hokkien origin, a dialect group of Chinese for those non-Chinese.

And under this group, there are many sub-groups.

I fall under, the Hokkien - Heng Hua sub-group. Better known as 兴化 省.

We, Heng Hua, celebrate Chinese New Year quite differently (as for every single culture out there), we have our own Heng Hua food and tradition to follow.

On the first morning of CNY, we need to eat what we creatively called “Heng Hua Min Xin Mee Sua” (in Hokkien) or you can also call it Heng Hua Rice Noodle.

And because I can’t speak nuts of Hokkien language, I intelligently combine Hokkien and Mandarin and call it “Heng Hua Mian Xian”.

heng hua rice noodle 2
Eating Rice Noodle has always indicated long life and prosperity


I love Heng Hua Rice Noodle, it’s one of the few Asian dishes that I actually enjoy and love. It’s also the only Asian dish I don’t mind waking up early in the morning to eat, for a person who don’t eat breakfast, that’s a big achievement.

We also share our culture with our ancestors who passed this tradition to us.

pray


Ingredients of Heng Hua Rice Noodle consist of pig intestines and stomach, eggs, sweet peas, bone stock soup, sprinkle of fried onions, assorted mushrooms, abalone and some other anonymous things.

heng hua rice noodle


And even though I usually leave the intestines and stomach behind.

It’s delicious like no other.

21 comments:

Roshni said...

wow...sounds really good! I actually have a thing for chinese food, but I rarely do eat...One of the reasons I love Ipoh!

SuperWeightKoalabear said...

not mee suah meh...?

Amit said...

Hey Nicole.

I really hungry after this post. Food looks soo great! How do you afford to goto these restaurants all the time?

Take me next time. I will help review!

stan said...
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stan said...

Dear Nic,
nice blog. our meesua in sibu look totally different - thin noodles with just chicken and boiled egg. taste great.
am coming to kl in mar. in the few days i'm there, hope to go to all the eateries u mentioned. can u have dinner with me then?

ShirLey LynN said...

hey...
I am a heng hua too!! But, im from sibu.
mee sua is called 'sho min' i think...

Anonymous said...

me too a heng hua. if u like this noodle, then u gotta come to Jalan Kapar 5, Klang to try it. home made noodle and they pull the noodle 5 times longer than ur hair.. :) remember to order the red wine noodle. ;)

tankiasu said...

Greetings to all fellow Henghuas. Yea my family and relatives all call this noodle as "Sho Min/Soh Min".

Btw, I am a pure Henghua as both my parents are Henghua! ;-)

jim said...

heng hua here as well. Sigh, I miss my mum's heng hua mee sua. Back home in kuching, we also have heng hua pa mee ( loosely translated as heng hua hit noodle ).
Apparently, there is a restaurant in Singapore that solely serve Heng Hua delicacies. Will surely try the Klang Heng hua mee sua. ;)

Anonymous said...

We usually do the henghua "sho mee" in vegetarian, mushroom, black seeweed, vegetables etc.
And there only one provision shop in Jalan Besar(Li hwa) which sells them, however its closed down...

Anonymous said...

Can Anyone pls tell me where in Klang Valley, I can buy the Heng Hua Min Sin. I want to cook it but can't find the noodles.

Fuji Goh said...

As far as I know there is one is jinjang area and one in Sg Chua Kajang area. In Sg Chua it is near the Old Town Kopitiam near CIMB bank. They are the only places I know that sell the mee sua. Can I get the exact address for the mee sua in Klang?

fujigoh said...

I sawe an episode of taste with jason and he was in klang doing this episode about heng hua mee sua. the address is batu 5 1/2 jalan kapar. one of the kopitiam (cannot remember name) where the owner and his wife run the business. the owner also make home made mee sua behind the kopitiam where he stay. he is famous for bak kut teh mee sua and also red wine mee sua. if can't find it i am sure if ask around that area sure people can help direct you to the kopitiam.

fujigoh said...

Oooopsss... forgot to say the owner also sell the uncooked mee sua as well for people who want to buy and cook at home.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am from Heng Hua family too. Trying to look for Black seaweed (oh chai in Heng Hua Language) in Singapore or Msia. Can anyone advise where to get this Heng Hua traditional food?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am a Heng Hua from KL. I love the mee sua we eat on the ist day and 5th day of CNY. WE cooked this dish ourselves and it is DELICIOUS

yap said...

Hi,i am a heng hua ,would any one tell me the actual address of any heng hua restaurant,thks.

Anonymous said...

im a pure henghua from SG. this is called 'soh min'. but according to our family traditions, the ingredients are pretty simple: mushrooms, sweet peas, omelette(cut up like the 1s in your pics) and sliced chicken shreds.

Anonymous said...

and black sea weed(oh lai). there's a restaurant call min chung restaurant at maude road in jalan besar in SG for those who are interested. most authentic restaurant(not air-conditioned though)their pa min, la la, fried salted fish omelette is superb. muay lor jin lei, jin ho lia!

wey ken Chin said...

Hi, the klang bak kut teh heng hua mee sua restaurant is Restoran Beng Shen
Batu 5, Jalan Kapar
42100 Klang
Tel: 03-3291-1575/ 019-2782249 (Ms. Ng)
Business hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm (Closed on Monday)
The Bak Kut Teh Mee Sua consist ingredients like mushrooms, fu chum and juicy tender pork meat. Their mee suah was rather thick, dense and yet very smooth. This combination BKT with mee suah was surprisingly good.
Chicken Wine Mee Suah
The chicken wine soup was well flavoured, really aromatic with rice wine and the right amount of ginger. Chicken was still tender and juicy; and mee suah had absorbed those yummy rice wine soup with enough dose of alcohol to turn your cheek into rosy colour.
Restoran Beng Shen is famous for their Bak Kut Teh Mee Suah, which is a hand made longevity noodles that take16 hours for processing to complete. Regulars will come for their bak kut teh mee suah and chicken wine mee suah, other than this they also offer a variety of order to cook dish like fried lala (clams), steamed fish and etc.

Francis Meow Khai Lim said...

Can you let me have the name of the shop in Sg Chua
Thanks