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Singapore Noodles

  • Author: Funky Asian Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4 1x
  • Category: noodles
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Ingredients

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  • 7 ounces dried rice vermicelli
  • 3 Tablespoons neutral oil
  • ½ red pepper
  • ½ large yellow onion
  • 1 ounce dried shrimp (¼ cup)
  • 8 ounces ground chicken 
  • 2 links chinese sausage
  • 8 pieces shrimp (I used 21/25 “large” size)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon mild curry powder
  • 1 ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons oyster sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces

Garnish:

  • 3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 3 Tablespoons fried shallots

Instructions

  1. Soak the rice vermicelli in cool water for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Cut the red pepper into thin slices and set aside.
  3. Cut the onion into thin slices and set aside.
  4. Cut the Chinese sausage on an angle into thin slices and set aside.
  5. Heat a large 12 inch skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil and swirl to coat the pan.
  6. Add the chicken and cook for 1 minute without stirring. Then break up the meat and continue to cook for another minute. Raise the heat to high and add the dried shrimp, onion, peppers, and garlic. Stir fry for 2 minutes, constantly moving things in the pan.
  7. Next add the chinese sausage and curry powder. Continue to stir fry for another minute.
  8. Add the oyster sauce, salt, pepper, and chicken stock and stir to combine. 
  9. Add the shrimp.
  10. Add the noodles and cook for about 3 minutes until the noodles are cooked and springy and the liquid has evaporated. (You can toggle between medium high and high heat if you notice ingredients starting to burn).
  11. Add the scallions and use a pair of tongs to mix into the noodles.
  12. Pile the Singapore noodles onto a platter and serve topped with cilantro and fried shallots.

Notes

*Singapore noodles is not usually a spicy dish but you can feel free to substitute spicy curry powder or even add some crushed chili flakes with the curry powder to give it a kick.

 *It is difficult to mix ingredients into long noodles evenly, so I don’t bother. Just make sure to stir the noodles and ingredients often as you cook, so everything is cooked evenly. 

*When piling the noodles onto the serving platter, I like to layer it, scooping the noodles, then some of the meat and veg, then some more noodles, until you’ve stacked it all on the platter. This way you get a nice mix of ingredients from the top to the bottom of the platter.

Keywords: noodles, curry, shrimp, chinese sausage, chicken, singapore noodles