A beloved choice for takeout! Featuring its distinctive curry taste and vibrant yellow color, Singapore Noodles consist of delicate rice noodles, prawns/shrimp, Chinese BBQ Pork, egg, and red capsicum/bell peppers. No need to worry if you’re missing some ingredients – feel free to whip this up with whatever you have on hand, as it’s truly worth the effort!
Singapore Noodles recipe
The popularity of Singapore Noodles is evident in Australia, where you can find it on the menu of almost every local Chinese restaurant, regardless of whether they offer other Singaporean dishes.
However, if you were to search for Singapore Noodles within Singapore itself, you’d likely come up empty-handed, much like the whimsical idea that koalas inhabit every Australian backyard.
But that’s perfectly fine.
The delectable appeal of Singapore Noodles remains, and our affection for it endures!
Rice Noodles for Singapore Noodles
Singapore Noodles are crafted using slender rice noodles known as vermicelli noodles, a variety now widely available in supermarkets. Personally, I prefer the Wai Wai brand, as I’ve noticed it maintains its texture well even with vigorous tossing. You can easily find this brand at popular stores like Woolies and Coles here in Sydney.
Other things that go in Singapore Noodles
Prawns/shrimp, Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu), and egg are nearly always included in Singapore Noodles.
No need to worry if you don’t have Char Siu on hand. A speedy alternative is to marinate pork chops for 20 minutes, using either store-bought Char Siu Sauce or crafting your own. Afterward, you can either pan-fry or bake the pork – both methods are outlined in the recipe.
Alternatively, you can opt to omit the Char Siu and replace it with chicken, bacon, or ham. This adjustment will still result in an incredibly flavorful meal!
Singapore Noodle Sauce
The sauce for Singapore Noodles consists of a blend of soy sauce, Chinese Cooking Wine, curry powder, sugar, and pepper.
The distinctive flavor of Singapore Noodles is largely attributed to the curry powder. Although it might appear unconventional in an Asian dish, curry powder is a versatile ingredient used not only in Indian curries but also in various other recipes, such as:
- Thai Satay Chicken
- Satay Chicken Curry
- Everyday Chicken Curry – a milder, creamy Western-style curry
- Easy Thai Coconut Soup
Similar to most stir-fries, the actual cooking process is quite rapid once the ingredients are prepared. Although this recipe involves a few additional steps compared to others, as prawns and eggs are cooked separately before proceeding, it can still be completed in around 20 minutes, including preparation time. Even if Singapore Noodles might not have authentic Singaporean origins, its popularity remains undeniable among enthusiasts of this beloved dish!