I only ever tried mee bakso once at this Indonesian shop near where I used to live. It was a new shop and not very popular in my area as I think people just weren't keen or knew enough about Indonesian food. I can't quite remember what I tasted like but I think I remember hoping to go back to try other dishes.
Anyway, I saw pictures of mee bakso yesterday and also found a recipe. It looked simple enough and it is here.
|Chop your two onions and 4 cloves of garlic finely, mix with 400g minced meat (beef, but I used turkey cos cheaper and healthier ), coriander powder and flour. I forgot to buy eggs so left that out.|
|Roll the meat into balls. I got bored halfway and had to move onto making the soup base.|
|Fry the onions until golden (this is hard when one has too much onions! They kinda caramelized instead :-/|
Then, add your grinded paste and fry until fragrant. Add the lemon grass.
|Add water. I added almost 1L and the stock is still quite thick.|
Added one.. then two cubes chicken stock (any stock can la!)
|Add the balls. I regretted adding the second cube stock cos the meat was gonna flavour the soup even more!|
|Once the meet is cooked it will rise to the top|
|Boiled the amount of rice noodles, bean sprouts and lettuce in a separate saucepan with the amount of soup you want.|
Serve with soy sauce and chilies (bird's eye if you can handle it)