Wet Noodle/Mee Basah

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Do not get any dirty ideas 😉 –  I just could not figure how to translate it to English. Back home, this meal is known as Mee Basah or Mee Goreng Basah; basah (wet) because it has some sauce but not too much that it becomes soupy.

Seafood noodle/Mee goreng basah

Delicious seafood noodle (mee goreng basah)


Spaghetti (or egg noodle)
1 fresh tomato – sliced
3 cloves of garlic
1 shallots
1 tablespoon dried shrimp (optional)
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon chilli powder
4 fish balls – halved
4 fried tofu – sliced
Choi sum – cut
8 peeled raw king prawns
20ml water
1 heap teaspoon corn flour – mix with 2 tablespoons of water

Serves 2-3


  1. Boil the spaghetti as per the packet instruction. While the spaghetti is boiling, prepare the gravy.
  2. Pound the garlic, shallot and dried shrimp using mortar and pestle or simply thinly slice the garlic and shallot.
  3. Fry the pounded mixture until fragrant, then add oyster sauce, chilli powder and the sliced tomato. Fry for few seconds.
  4. Add water, fish balls and tofu and let it boil. Then add the prawns, choi sum and corn flour mixture. Stir until the gravy thickens this should take about 1 minute.
  5. Finally, add the spaghetti into the gravy and cook for 1 minute to allow spaghetti to soak the gravy.
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