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You might think that Singapore Noodles came from Singapore, but it’s indeed a Cantonese dish. It’s made out of stir-fry rice noodles with curry, protein, and vegetables.

Singapore Noodles Recipe

Serve: 2 to 4 people people
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

For the rice vermicelli:

  • 2 bundles (10 ounces) dried rice vermicelli

For the sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

For the eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten

For the proteins:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups shrimp, shelled, deveined
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of white pepper

For stir-frying:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro stems, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 stalks scallions, green parts, cut into 1-inch pieces


To prepare the rice vermicelli, first put it in a large bowl, then add boiling water in it, add 1 tablespoon of water in it. Let it soak for 2 minutes. Take it out and drain. Set aside.

To stir-fry the eggs, in a hot pan, add the vegetable oil. Pour in the egg and scrambled for about 30 seconds. Take it out and set aside.

To cook the protein, in the same a pan, add the vegetable oil, shrimp, and garlic. Stir-fry until the shrimp turns pink for 30 seconds.  Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and stir-fry for another 10 seconds. Take it out and put it aside.

To cook everything together, in the same pan, add the vegetable oil. Add in the onion, rice vermicelli, curry powder, white pepper, salt, and sugar. Stir-fry over high heat until evenly distributed, 1 minute. Then add in the soy sauce, and stir-fry for another 30 seconds. Add in the red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and bean sprouts, and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Return the shrimp and egg. Stir for another 30 seconds. Lastly, add scallions and the stems of cilantro. Mix for another 10 seconds.




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