This Taiwanese couple missed our Singapore Sotong (Malay for squid, 乌贼) Hokkien Noodle, they tried to reproduce the dish outside Singapore with all local basic ingredients.
The demo looks complex and tedious. You can skip all the tasks of making the chillie sauce (You can buy the canned Sambal Belacan Chilli sauce from Chinatown) .
Just focus on the noodles and the prawn stock the 2 essential steps.
If you can’t get the hokkien noodles (which are already cooked) overseas, replace by Italian spaghetti will do, but cook longer to soften it.
Million-dollar Instant Noodle business from a home-sick student craving for his mother’s Penang White Curry Noodles.
This cheap and common hawker teochew dish was made famous by the Mr. Brown’s 2006 political satire “Bak Chor Mee mai hiam” (no spicy).
Quite easy to make this dish nowadays from your hostel in Melbourne or Paris or anywhere overseas, just follow the video instruction. In the pre-Internet age, I had to take a 7-hour train from Southern France to Paris to have this dish cooked by a Singaporean friend – just demonstrates how we craved for it when away from home for so many years.