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Singapore Noodles

An easy to make dry curry noodle dish (Singapore Noodle) made with stir-fried vermicelli noodles, curry powder, shrimp, strips of eggs, meat and vegetables
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Fusion
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 488kcal
Author: Joyce | Pups with Chopsticks

Ingredients

Vegetables

  • 2 cm ginger (grated, approximately 2 tablespoons)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ pepper (any color, sliced, approximately 1 cup)
  • ½ white onion (sliced, approximately 1 cup)
  • 1 carrot (approximately 1 cup)
  • 1 cup snow peas (tips removed, sliced thinly)
  • 2 stalks green onions

Meats

  • 12 shrimp (peeled)
  • 1 cup Chinese BBQ pork - char siu (cut into thin strips)
  • 2 eggs

Curry Sauce

Instructions

Preparation

  • In a large bowl, add the dry vermicelli noodles and soak them in hot (not boiling) water. Make sure the noodles are fully immersed in water. I usually just use hot tap water for this step. Soak it for about 2 minutes until they are soft and pliable.
    If you are using thicker rice vermicelli noodles, you may need to soak it for a few more minutes if it isn't pliable after 2 minutes of soak.
  • Finely grate the ginger and garlic and set aside
  • Cut the peppers into thin strips and set aside
  • Peel and cut the onion into half moon slices and set aside
  • Peel and cut the carrots into fine matchsticks and set aside
  • Cut the tips from the snow peas off and cut them into thin strips and set aside
  • Cut the Chinese BBQ Pork into thin strips and set aside
  • Cut the green onions into 2-inch chunks and cut them thinly length-wise. Set this aside to add at the very end when the dish is done cooking.
  • If you have shelled shrimp, peel it. If you are using frozen shrimp, make sure it has fully thawed. Set the shrimp aside for later
  • Once the noodles are soft, drain the water.

Making Egg Ribbons (or Scrambled Eggs)

  • [Note: For Scrambled Eggs Instead] If you want to make simple scrambled eggs instead of egg ribbons, skip the steps 2-7 below in this section and simply beat the eggs together in a bowl and scramble it in a frying pan. Remove from the eggs from the pan and set aside. If you want egg ribbons, then follow steps 2-7 in this section instead.
  • In a large frying pan, add a bit of oil and wait for the oil to get hot. To test if the oil is hot enough you can add a drop of egg into it, it should sizzle right away.
  • In a bowl, beat 1 egg.
  • When the oil is hot, add the egg in and swirl it around the frying pan to create a thin sheet of egg (like a thin crepe). Cook both sides for approximately 1 minute. Remove the egg and set it aside.
  • Repeat steps 1-3 for the next egg
  • Stack the thin sheets of egg on top of each other and roll it into a log and use a knife to cut it into ¼ inch thick strips (or thinner)
  • Use your fingers and gently separate the strips and set it aside to be added at the very end when the dish has finished cooking.

Making the Curry Sauce

  • In a bowl, add in all the ingredients listed under 'Curry Sauce' and mix well. Set aside for later.

Putting It Together

  • In a large frying pan or wok, add a bit of oil and set the heat to Medium heat
  • When the oil is hot and shimmering, add in the ginger, garlic, and shrimp and cook it for approximately 1 minute.  Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  • Add in the BBQ pork and carrots and cook until the carrots have wilted approximately 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the snow peas, white onions, and peppers and cook everything for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add in the noodles and mix the noodles everything together
  • Add the curry sauce into the pan and gently mix everything so that the noodles get a coating of the curry sauce and cook for another 2 minutes or until the noodles are soft and cooked.
  • Add in the cooked eggs and green onions, turn off the heat and carefully mix everything together until everything is well mixed
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Update: I noticed a few people getting mushy noodles with this recipe, and since rice vermicelli can come in different thicknesses, I have adjusted the soak time in the instructions. Just make sure that if you are using very thick vermicelli, the noodles should be pliable after the soak, if it isn't pliable continue to soak it for a few more minutes.
  • When you are purchasing vermicelli, make sure you buy thin noodles (1mm thick).  The ingredient list should have rice or rice flour in it. It shouldn't contain any kind of bean starch.
  • If you don't have Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu), you can substitute it with chicken, pork (marinated in soy sauce and garlic) or any type of leftover meats! If you're feeling adventurous, I also have a recipe for Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu) on the blog as well!
  • The main difference between normal curry powder and Madras curry powder is the level of spiciness. If you can't find Madras Curry Powder, you can substitute it for regular curry powder as well

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving (2 cups) | Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 2488mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g