Sunday, June 26, 2011

Titi Noodles (Mie Titi)

Very unusual and never heard name I guess, for those non Indonesian
In fact, I didn't even know about this dish' existence til I met my hubby
This noodle dish is originally from Makassar - a city at Southern Sulawesi province in Indonesia, the city where my hubby was born
My in law always cook this dish everytime visiting us - and we all love it :)

What you need:

a packet of ready to eat dried noodle (easily found in supermarkets)
3 cloves of garlic - crushed
1 small onion - chopped
1 chicken breast - diced
8 fried fishballs - cut
6 chicken livers - each cut into 2
6 chicken gizzards - each cut into 2
10 medium prawns - peeled, deveined and cut into 2
10 medium button mushrooms - cut into 4 (I use 1/2 of a big can)
2 carrots - thinly sliced
1 pack of xiao bai chai - cut into 3 parts
some large limes - cut
oil, salt, pepper, water, oyster sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, corn flour mixed with water

To marinade chicken: cooking wine, salt, pepper, soya sauce, cornflour

Marinade chicken and set aside - leave for 30minutes
Heat oil on the frying pan, stir fry onion followed by garlic til fragrant
Add in chicken, prawns, fishballs, mushrooms, carrots and water - in that order
Followed by oyster sauce, fish sauce, drops of sesame oil, salt, pepper
Stir well til all cooked - bring to boil
Add in chicken livers and gizzards - stir well
Add in xiao bai chai - mix well, followed by cornflour mixture to thicken the sauce
Adjust the  taste and thickness, off heat

Arrange dried noodle on the serving plate
Pour the mixture on top,  drizzle with cut large lime - mix well
Eat with bottled chilli sauce

Another option that my in law also does is by using beehoon (rice vermicelli)
Bring a pot of water to boil, and boil beehoon til soft
Heat oil on frying pan, and fry beehoon til crisp
This is also yummy but I am always scared everytime seeing how the beehoon absorps all the oil on the pan - after frying, the pan can turn dry - all oil are gone!

Also, many used normal (not fried) fishballs and also beefballs - another option which I didn't do as my kids don't really like beef balls

The recipe above can feed 4 hungry monsters! :)
Mine still have some leftover after 4 of us had our meal, and it's only finished after my hubby & I had it for lunch :)

Below is the cost (approx)...

dried noodles - pack of 4 = $2.50
garlic + onion = $0.50
chicken breast = $1.70
fishballs = $1.50
livers + gizzards = $2
prawns = $2.50
button mushrooms = $1.20
carrots = $1
xiao ba chai = $1
large limes = $0.50
others - from my existing stock approx $1
total  = $15.40

I am submitting this post to [June $20 Budget Meal - Noodle] host by Ellena of Cuisine Paradise at this Link HERE.


  1. Nice sounding name although never heard of before. Looks easy enough to prepare and yet yummy!

  2. Mbaaaak...fotonya cantik sekali dan bener bener menggiurkan.

    Tnyata kita sama-sama penggemar mie titi. Kalo di Makassar ada loh sambel botol khusus buat mie titi...memang paling enak makan dgn sambel itu...

  3. hi Cheah, thks for your nice comment :)

    hi Hesti, hehe, thks - pas dapet jepretannya hihihi :)
    wah enyak yah sambel botol itu - aku pernah dibawain dari makassar :)
    aku pernah liat postingan mi titi mu jg, looks yummy too :)

  4. Resep Mbak kayak resep ibuku. Beliau suka pakein hati dan ampela ayam...katanya lebih wangi hasilnya...^^

  5. hi Hesti, iya ini aku ikuti resep mertua :)

  6. no never heard of this but looks like our cantonese fried noodles, bet this is delicious as well!

  7. hi Lena, actually many eateries here in Sgp sell this dish too - only slighlty different in the ingredients :)



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