[IFP] Mie Ongklok Udang

by - Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mie Ongklok Udang
Yeaayy, Mie Ongklok Udang, my first IFP post in 2012 :D. Mie Ongklok is a famous dish from Wonosobo, a regency in Central Java. Pak Muhadi (Mr. Muhadi) is said to be the creator of this dish. Mi Ongklok is made of yellow noodles and some vegetables. I used fresh yellow noodles :D. If many noodle dishes use green mustard, Mi Ongklok calls for cabbage and chives. We are to shake the noodles and veggies with a strainer (traditionally made from bamboo) while we are blanching them in hot or boiling water. That is why this dish is called "ongklok" - ongklok is the Javanese word of "shake". However, I didn't shake those ingredients while I was blanching them. I only blanched them ;p. The blanced ingredients are arranged in a bowl, and then added with two kinds of gravy (they are called loh) and some condiments. The first brown thick gravy is made from the mix of starch, javanese palm sugar, ebi (dried shrimp), and some other ingredients. And the second one (I think it's like a sauce hehehe), it's made of ground peanut seasoned with ground white pepper and added with crispy fried shallots. Sambal or ground fresh bird eye chilies is sometimes used to add the heat for spicy food lovers :D. The popular companions of Mi Ongklok are beef sate/satay, tempe kemul (fried tempeh coated in flour batter), and tofu chips. Famous Mi Ongklok sellers are Mi Ongklok Longkrang and Mi Ongklok Pak Muhadi (Wikipedia).

Mie Ongklok Udang 2

A modification of Mi Ongklok calls for the use of beef. As at that time I only had shrimp and chicken breast, I used them to make the stock. I once read in Rasa Malaysia that shrimp's head and skin are good to make stock since it gives sweet flavor to the stock. And... yes it's right :D. So, never throw away those parts as they are good for stock :D. As my delight, when I was searching for Mi Ongklok recipe, I was brought to a GREAT Mi Ongklok recipe using shrimp by Keluarga Nugraha. The recipe doesn't result two kinds of thick gravy just like in the original one. However, it's more like soup with fresher taste :D. I added knotted celery stalk and green onion into the gravy to add the freshness. Yes, I like them knotted instead of chopped to make my gravy looks prettier and clean :D.

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Mi Ongklok Udang

Ingredients:
250 gram shrimp; remove the head and skin, leave the tail
250 gram chicken breast
1000 ml stock (mine was from the shrimp and chicken breast)
250 gram fresh yellow/egg noodles; blanched in boiling water
100 gram cabbage (thinly sliced) and 50 gram bean sprout; blanced until wilted
2 stalks celery; one knotted, one chopped
2 green onions; one knotted, one chopped
2 table spoons kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
3 table spoons starch; dissolved with some water

Spice to Grind:
6 shallots
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 tea spoon of ginger powder
2 candle nuts; pan-toasted
1 table spoon chopped chives
1 table spoon ebi (dried shrimp); soaked first
Ground white pepper, salt, and sugar to taste

Condiments:
Hard boiled egg
Crispy fried shallots
Sambal
Kecap manis
Lime wedges
Kerupuk (traditional crackers)

Method:
Sautee the ground spice and the cleaned and washed shrimp's head and skin until fragrant and change in color. Pour in water. When the water is starting to boil, add in chicken breast. Cook until the stock is boiling and the chicken breast is done, turn off the heat. Take the chicken breast out from the stock and shred; a fork works well for this. Strain and reheat the stock. When the stock is boiling, add in shrimps, kecap manis, and knotted celery stalk and green onion. When the shrimps change in color, add in starch, stir until thick. Remove from heat. In a bowl, arrange blanced noodles, veggies, and shredded chicken. Pour in the gravy. Top with hard boiled egg and sprinkle with crispy fried shallots. Enjoy with other condiments :D


I also bring a good news for you today :D. Now you have a month to post your IFP entry, yeayyy!!!! So from now on, you don't need to worry to post your IFP entry late than the first two weeks of a month :D. Have you submitted your January IFP entry? ;D

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12 comments

  1. Looks very delicious! I definitely love to try your version :)

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  2. Utterly fresh and delicious! Lovely photos to sigh over, as well...what a treat!

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  3. Jiaaa tante mie ongklok ini udah rame di FB gara2 dikau. Sedappp

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  4. Ta, aku kirim email ke email IFP yaa.. :)

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  5. @Ann: It is :D. Thanks a lot Ann, hope the recipe will not disappoint you :D

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  6. @Bentobird: Many thanks Jenn, but I have no idea if it's suitable for the new American healthy diet habit. It brings a good amount of carbs hehehe :D

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  7. @Indo Eats: Wuaaaa... iya ta Mbak Pep? Belum cek FB nih hihihihihi :D

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  8. @Momon: Okay Mon, pasti dicek ^^. Tapi radak harus sabar, disini inetnya tralala trilili hihihihii :D

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  9. Halo Mbak Bonita. Saya Adisti, wartawan Kontan (grup Kompas-Gramedia). Saya mau wawancara anda untuk rubrik lifestyle di media saya.

    Ke mana saya bisa menghubungi anda?

    Kalau sudah baca pesan ini dan tidak keberatan, bisa tolong reply ke adisti_d_i(at)yahoo.com?

    Thanks. :)

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  10. @Mbak Adisti: Omagash! I'm not dreaming, eh? Hehehehee.... Tapi saya tinggal di Malang lo Mbak :D. Oke oke ntar saya kirim imelnya ^^

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  11. First time here and am really enjoying myself looking around! I love yellow mee and anything Indonesian or Malay always makes me hungry! I'm from Singapore and have been to Indonesia many, many times, love the food!
    Am following you on Google Connect, hope you'll visit my blog some time! Looking forward to sharing! www.LinsFood.com xx

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  12. @Azlin Bloor: Hi, Azlin! Welcome to my blog! I'm glad that you had a great time here ^^. Yes, we are the neighbouring countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore)have a lot similarities in food. And our food is yummy hehehe ^^. Thanks for following mine, hop over tou yours directly :D

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