Pork Trotter Mee Sua – Foochow dish

Been a while since I last had our foochow mee sua dish. This is a signature dish from the foochow (one of the Chinese dialect) that is usually served for birthday, First Day of Lunar New Year and weddings. Also known as longevity noodles.

The dish are usually cooked with chicken. However today because I did not had any chicken left at home, decided to cook the dish using pork trotter that I had. The result…. My family loved the simple dinner 😍 what more can a mum ask for!

Ingredients :

  1. 400gm pork trotter
  2. 150gm old ginger – sliced thinly
  3. 2 tablespoon red rice wine residue
  4. 150gm dried mushroom – soak in water for 3 hours
  5. 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  6. 2 cups of red rice wine
  7. Mee sua aka longevity noodles
  8. 2 liter of water

Most common type of mee sua available in the supermarket. This particular brand is one of those that I have tried that is good 

Handmade and is the original version from the small town of Sibu, Sarawak. This is my favourite version as it is authentic and is handmade and dried. Unfortunately not available all the time hence at times had to rely on those bought from the supermarket (packing as above)

Ginger and mushrooms 

Pork trotter 

Method for Pork Trotter soup :

  1. In hot water, blanch the pork trotter for 10 minutes
  2. Heat the olive oil in the pan and fry until light golden brown
  3. Add in the mushroom and fry for 2 minutes
  4. Add 1/2 cup of red rice wine
  5. Add in the pork trotter and stir fry for 10 minutes until the wine dries up
  6. Add in the red wine residue and another 1/2 cup of red rice wine. Close the pan and leave to cook for about 20 minutes
  7. Add in the water and bring to boil. Reduced the fire to low and cook for 1 hour until the pork trotter is tender

Cooking the noodles (mee sua) :

  1. In a pot, boil water
  2. Add the noodles when water is boiling
  3. Once the noodles starts to float, remove and add into the bowl
  4. Add the pork trotter and soup
  5. Serve hot for immediate consumption (the noodles absorp the soup pretty quickly)

And …… Dinner is served…..


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