Monday, June 29, 2009

Red Wine Vermicelli

Wow...this is a real tasty bowl of "red wine vermicelli" or "ang chiu mee sua", which is greatly eaten among the hokkein clan in the chinese community. The chinese red wine is made from fermented pulut or sticky rice plus some herbs added on. I was given a bottle of this chinese red wine by a friend who specially made it for me. According to the old mother's tale, this "ang chiu" or red wine is very nutritious and good for the body.

I just cannot resist to make it into a hot chicken soup to eat with vermicelli aka mee-sua. It taste really, really good with fried shredded ginger and chopped spring onion as garnishing... I find it great to be able to cook at home as I find the Red Wine Mee Sua sold at stalls has lots of MSG in it....feeling real thirsty after a good gulp of the soup in the bowl.... :((

It is very simple to prepare and this is how it goes :

All you need:
  • 1/2 chicken - chopped into pieces
  • 2 pcs breast meat for the chicken stock
  • lots of ginger strips
  • 1 bowl of chinese red wine
  • 2 Tbs dark soy sauce
  • salt to taste

Simple Process :

  1. Boil 1.5 litre water with the 2 pcs breast meat over medium heat as chicken stock for 30 minutes. Add salt to taste.
  2. Heat the wok and saute the ginger till golden brown, dish out half and set aside
  3. With the balance ginger in the wok, drop in the chicken pieces and stir fry, add a little water and allow the chicken to simmer for next 15 minutes over low heat
  4. Next, when liquid is almost evaporated, add the 2 Tbs dark soy sauce, stir well and allow it to further simmer for 5 minutes
  5. Finally add the 1 bowl chinese red wine into the cooked chicken, give a quick stir and dish out and mixed into ready cooked chicken soup
  6. Blanched the dried vermicelli and just serve with the cooked red wine chicken and the chicken soup, garnished with chopped spring onion and fried shredded ginger...

Have a Good and Healthy Meal!


  1. OMG it looks super yummy. Wine will do better with it. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. Enjoying it and your nice blog.

  2. Hi Beth...thanks for dropping by. Have a good time trying...yes I believe Wine should do a good job too...Cheers