Friday, February 21, 2014

Loh Shi Fun (Pin Noodles) with Minced Meat

We eat noodles very often, a few times a month, and yet I seldom post about it in my blog. We have a few family favourites and this is one of them. My  kids love eating konlo loh shi fun (pin noodles), and they especially love the minced meat topping. The other thing that is a MUST have in my house when having noodles or pan meen, are fried crispy shallots! So I always have a jar ready in my kitchen, so much so that sometimes I've got to stop my kids from putting heaps of it onto their noodles, they just love crispy fried shallots. And I do agree, that crispy fried shallots makes a difference to a bowl of noodles, try it and see.

This is great as a weekend lunch for the family.

I sometimes cook this for dinner. Easy, and everyone's favourite!

Konlo Loh Shi Fun with Minced Meat (Pin Noodles)
(serves 4)
600gm lo shi fun (pin noodles)
200gm choy sum (Chinese mustard greens)
12 fish balls (optional)

For the minced meat
300gm minced pork
5 dried shiitake mushrooms (soaked till soften)
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 shallots, minced
1 tsp cornflour
1 tsp water

Sauce for the minced meat
1 tbsp fried shallots oil
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
1-1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
3/4 tsp dark soy sauce
1/4 tsp white pepper powder
1/2 cup water

To serve :
a few tablespoons light soy sauce
a few tablespoons fried shallots oil
some fried shallots for garnishing
some chopped spring onions (scallions) for garnishing
dash of white pepper powder (optional)

  1. To cook the minced meat. Marinate minced pork with cornflour and water, mix well and keep aside for 10 minutes. Cut off and discard stems from shittake mushrooms. Slice and chop the caps to small pieces, keep aside. Mix the ingredients for the sauce, in a medium bowl until well combined. Keep aside. Heat 1 tbsp oil in saucepan or wok, when oil is hot, saute minced cloves and shallots till fragrant. Add in minced pork, stir and break up pieces. Fry until meat is no longer pink. Add in the chopped mushroom and stir for 2-3 minutes more. Pour in the sauce mixture, stir, let it come to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. If it appears dry, some water may be added. Allow for some gravy to pour over the noodles later. Adjust seasoning if necessary. Dish up and keep warm, covered.
  2. Put a pot of water to boil. Cook fish ball (if using), in boiling water for 2-3 minutes until cooked. Remove and drain. In the same pot, blanch the mustard greens for a minute or two, remove and drain. And in the same pot, blanch noodles in hot boiling water about 1-2 minutes. Remove noodles and drain. 
  3. To serve : Place some noodles in a bowl. Add a half teaspoon of fried shallots oil, 1/2 teaspoon of light soy sauce, toss noodles to combine. Scoop about 2-3 tablespoons of the cooked minced meat onto the noodles with some of the gravy, place some mustard greens and fish ball at the side. Garnish with generous amount of crispy fried shallots, some chopped spring onions and a dash of white pepper powder. Serve hot. Toss the noodles and the minced meat together before eating. Serve with a condiment, mixture of sliced red chillies and light soy sauce. Enjoy!


  1. Loh Si Fun is my favourite too; I'm sure to love it as I am from Kampar mah....Kampar famous with loh Si Fun lor. I love how you make that sauce. Must be very flavourful.

  2. Delicious and lovely looking minced meat. Excellent preparation.

  3. This is definitely very healthy and delicious...i totally agreed with the fried crispy shallot but im the only one in the family who did apprecitate it...:-p

  4. oooh! yum yum yum!!! mee tai mak i call this is my all time favourite! i can smell the aroma from the shallots!

  5. Hmmm....I wonder if this works with my fake noodles hee..hee... I have to agree with you on the crispy shallots. It makes a world of difference in noodles and soups. It's just that I am too lazy to make them!

  6. Joyce , your noodles has my name on it lol It looks MOUTHWATERING ! Will bookmark and pin this , okay ?!

  7. This noodle bowl looks very tasty, Joyce!

  8. I would like to have this for dinner too. Must agree that the fried shallots does make a world of difference.

  9. Looks delicious! My kids love noodles too....:)

  10. yummy looking noodles..loved the mince filling

  11. Hi Joyce , what a great dish , now off to the kitchen to get a snack , Thanks for sharing :)

  12. Those noodles are beautiful and what a great dish. I love to read about family favorite dishes. I also have to stop my daughter from eating all the crispy fried shallots or onions.. the kids just love it so much!

  13. I love konlo version too. The minced meat and crispy shallots are the soul to this dish.

  14. Hi Joyce, I just love this kind of food at home. Lai E Wan, hahaha!

  15. Waaa..... this is so sedap! Drooling -drooling ! It's been ages since I had lo shi fun ! Love to eat mine with lots of chilli padi! LOL

  16. Hi Joyce, this is such a satisfying noodles meal!! Just love it and the minced meat is so so ho jiak!! You have a wonderful day ahead and cheers :)

  17. What a yummy lunch! My mouth was watering looking at the picture.

  18. I am excited about this one. I have all the ingredients. It would be a lovely lite lunch. Thanks for this one.