A firm takeout favourite! With its signature curry flavour and yellow hue, Singapore Noodles are made with thin rice noodles, prawns/shrimp, Chinese BBQ Pork, egg and red capsicum/bell peppers. Don’t fret if you don’t have all the ingredients – this is worth making with whatever you have!
Singapore Noodles are so popular here in Australia that it appears on the menu of most suburban Chinese restaurants, whether they serve other Singaporian dishes or not.
Though if you seek out Singapore Noodles in Singapore, it will allude you as much as the mythical notion that there are koalas in every Aussie backyard.
And that’s ok.
Singapore Noodles are delicious, and we will always love it!
RICE NOODLES FOR SINGAPORE NOODLES
Singapore Noodles are made with thin rice noodles called vermicelli noodles. They’re very common nowadays, sold at all supermarkets. Wai Wai is my favourite brand – I find that it holds up the best to lots of tossing action – and you’ll find it at Woolies, Coles etc here in Sydney.
OTHER STUFF IN SINGAPORE NOODLES
You’ll almost always find prawns/shrimp and Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu) in Singapore Noodles, as well as egg.
If you don’t happen to have a stash of Char Siu in your freezer, don’t fret! You can make some quickly with pork chops using either a store bought Char Siu Sauce or homemade. Just a 20 minute marinade then pan fry or bake – directions in the recipe for both options.
Or – skip it, sub with chicken/bacon/ham. It’s still going to be a super tasty meal!
As with most stir fries, once you get the ingredients ready, the cooking part is pretty quick. Albeit with this recipe, there are a few more steps than most because the prawns and egg are cooked separately first before proceeding with the recipe.
But it’s still a 20 minute job all up, including prep. And if you’re a fan of Singapore Noodles, irrespective of lack of actual Singaporian roots, you are still going to love this crowd favourite! – Nagi x
One of the most popular stir fried noodles, made at home! Made with Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu), prawns/shrimp, egg and vegetables with a signature curry seasoning. See notes for a quick Char Siu and subs. This recipe makes 2 generous servings. Recipe video below.
5 tsp soy sauce ((Note 1))
- 2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine (Note 2)
- 2 1/2 tsp curry powder (hot or ordinary, Note 3)
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp white pepper (black also ok)
- 2 tbsp peanut oil (, separated)
- 2 eggs (, beaten)
- 4 garlic cloves (, minced)
- 1 tsp ginger (, freshly grated)
- 2 tsp thinly sliced hot green pepper (adjust to taste, optional)