Super Budget Breakfast

Yes, this one’s at Ernie’s again. They have a ready-prepared beehoon goreng that’s going really cheap. Together with a teh tarik, it’s only $3.50! And we’re talking about Orchard area.

The upside is that it’s even cheaper than “economical beehoon”. The downside? There’s nothing much in it. Taste wise, not too bad. Mix it with a good helping of the chilli sauce provided, squeeze the lime and you would have mee siam without the gravy (and egg). For $3.50 (with the tea), it’s a steal. Can’t go wrong with this one.

Mee Siam Mai Hum

This is my favourite breakfast. What better thing to stir up your taste buds when your stomach hasn’t quite woken up yet. But I made this for dinner at home.

You divide the paste into 2 portions. With one portion, you make the gravy. Most pastes require you to prepare your own tamarind juice. I just used half a bowl of freshly squeezed lime juice for this one.

The other portion, you fry until fragrant with oil and then mix with boiled bee hoon. Make sure you boil the bee hoon and don’t just soak it. Otherwise, you’ll end up with the old SAF’s barbed wire bee hoon.

Add lightly cooked bean sprouts and pour the boiling gravy over.