How to Make Chinese Hand-Torn Noodles From Scratch!

by Hooooog X


  • 1 Cup plain/all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ Cups water (or less)
  • Chicken broth, or anything else you prefer
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Mix your flour (unsifted's ok) in a bowl and add water slowly, stirring with a spoon until it forms into dough. If you've added enough water, it should be easy to work with and not fall apart easily!

    Step 2

    This is what it should look like while mixing! If it's too sticky, add a little more flour. If it's too dry, throw in a tablespoon of water.

    Step 3

    Now it's time to get kneading! Do this for 5-10 minutes, until your dough is bouncy and slightly elastic. Then return to bowl and set aside for 30 - 45 mins (i waited 25 mins; I was way too hungry!)

    Step 4

    After 30 ~ 45 minutes, pour your broth into a pot and bring to a boil while you go on to the next step 👉 (TIP: Add your vegetables, tomatoes or any additions you like in the broth too)

    Step 5

    Now you have 2 options: tear off a 1/4 palm-sized amount of dough, flatten and add into broth. Or if you're like me, roll out your dough and shape into squares before cooking in your boiling broth!

    Step 6

    You'll know your mee hoon kueh is cooked when it floats to the surface (about 3 minutes). You could also always do a taste-test of its chewiness, if you can't wait😋

    Step 7

    Pour it all into a bowl and dig in! If you cooked yours right, it should be soft on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside 🍴Enjoy!!