Tjauw Mien is a well-known noodle dish. The name is sometimes written in English as Chow Mein. It is originally Chinese, but you can also find it in Surinamese and Caribbean cuisine.
Because each country has its own version of the tjauw mien, we thought it was a good idea to include this 'Caribbean' tjauw mien in our collection.
In the Antilles you can find the tjauw mien in almost every restaurant that sells krioyo food. Usually you can choose a version with chicken and one with pork.
Our recipe uses pork and broccoli mixed in with the noodles. The meat has a very special marinade, which gives it a distinct flavor and a beautiful red color.
You make the tjauw mien with egg noodles. This pasta type is slightly curly and has a firm bite. In addition, this Caribbean version of the dish includes broccoli, carrot, bell pepper, marinated pork and a lot of spices.
If you like spicy food, you can also add Madame Jeanette peper to it. And otherwise you can always have a little pika next to serving, so that everyone can decide how hot they eat this dish.
Recipe for tjauw mien Caribbean style
You will find the recipe for this delicious noodle dish in our new cookbook 'the complete Antillean kitchen'.
In the book you will find really all recipes from the kitchen of Aruba, Bonaire en Curaçao. It took us seven years to collect these 300(!) recipes. The book has therefore become a complete representation of our kitchen. Complete with beautiful color photos and a fresh layout, of course.
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Do you love Caribbean side dishes? Then try our arroz moro (rice with kidney beans)!
Do you have our new website SOULFOOD.NL seen already? There you will find many more delicious recipes that not all come from the Antillean kitchen!
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