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NuMee Cups

Serving portions ~ 4 people
Preparation time   ~ 40 mins
Cooking time ~  20 mins


  • 1 small loaf of bread, edges trimmed
  • 2 tbsp of butter & 1 tbsp extra for greasing
  • 2 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 250gms minced beef/chicken
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1/4 cup chinese celery, chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups of evaporated milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 pack yellow noodles
  • 5 pcs of bread, toasted & ground

how to cook

  1. Heat up a pan and melt the butter. Saute’ the onions & garlic.
  2. Put in the minced beef/chicken & stir until cooked through for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the carrots and cook a further 2 mins.
  4. Put in the chinese celery, salt & pepper.
  5. Lastly put the noodles & grated cheese into the meat mixture and mix well. Set aside.
  6. Put in the beaten eggs, milk and water into a jug and mix well.
  7. Take a piece of trimmed bread and press to form the base of the NuMee Cups.
  8. Twirl a fork of noodle over the bread cups to fill up the muffin mould capacity.
  9. Pour the custard mixture over the noodles, till 3/4 full.
  10. Sprinkle the top of the NuMee Cups with breadcrumbs.
  11. Bake in a 180ºC preheated oven for 20 mins or till golden brown and set.

Chef's Notes

  • Bread slices for the NuMee Cups is more manageable if it is rolled flat with a rolling pin first.
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