A simple lunch for mama ♥

I rarely cook whenever I am back at my parents’ house. You see… My mom is the best cook in the world and I have a valid reason for not eating outside each time I am back home there.

Mama requested a very simple lunch, so I made kuey teow hailam for both of us. It takes only 8-10 minutes to prep this dish!


1 tbsp garlic + ginger paste (blend garlic & ginger together until it becomes paste or you can just smashed both ginger & garlic if you’re lazy to blend them along)
a pinch of salt
prawns & squids
frozen squid & crab
red chili
green (i used baby kailan)
2 tsp dark soy (without salt) OR 1 tbsp soy sauce
a small bowl of oyster sauce
1 tsbp corn starch
kuey teow (rice noodle)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 bowl of lukewarm water


  1. Fry kuey teow with dark soy with a high medium heat until it becomes soft and turns dark. Put aside on another bowl.
  2. With a low heat, put in vegetable oil and once it is hot, put in the garlic & ginger paste.
  3. Add in the prawns and squids. Once they’ve changed color, slowly add in water. Now… Some people prefer their gravy to be thick some prefer watery. For me, I like mine to be thick so 1/2 bowl would be fine. Turn the heat to medium, slowly add in the oyster sauce and stir till it changes color.
  4. 2 minutes later, pinch a little salt and taste it.
  5. Add in baby kailan, sliced chili and frozen squid & crab along.
  6. I then mix corn starch with a little bit of water. Slowly I add in it in the gravy, stir it till it becomes thicker.
  7. Turn off the heat.
  8. Pour the gravy slowly in the bowl where I put my fried kuey teow earlier on.



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