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Singapore curry noodles

Singapore Chow Mei Fun

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  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 13 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Stir fry
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Chinese


This is a simplified and better than takeout Singapore chow mei fun recipe your whole family will love. Ready in 20 minutes from start to finish!


Units Scale
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 10 large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 50g charsiu pork or 3 strips turkey bacon, sliced into bite size strips (optional)
  • 2 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 2 dried red chili peppers, roughly chopped
  • 3 stalks scallions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 130 grams maifun noodles (dried rice noodles)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Ground white pepper, to taste


  1. Soak the maifun noodles. Soak them in hot water for 7-8 minutes, or until they are al dente. You don’t want them cooked all the way through since you will finish them in the wok.
  2. Let the noodles dry. Drain the noodles and let them dry. You may gently pat them dry with paper towels to speed up the process.
  3. Cut the noodles. Use scissors to cut the into a length that’s easy to eat. Set them aside.
  4. Cook the protein. In a wok or deep skillet over medium high heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the shrimp and turkey bacon and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Cook the vegetables. Add the cabbage, carrot, red onion, dried red chili peppers and half of the scallions. Cook for 4 minutes or until the vegetables are tender but still yielding a slight crunch.
  6. Add seasoning. Add the curry powder and stir.
  7. Cook the noodles and season some more. Add the maifun noodles, salt, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, and soy sauce. Gently toss the noodles to season them evenly. 
  8.  Serve them. Turn the heat off and transfer the noodles to a serving plate or bowl. Season with ground white pepper and garnish with the remaining scallions.


Save these chow mei fun noodles in a storage container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 224
  • Sugar: 6.2g
  • Sodium: 856mg
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.8g
  • Fiber: 4.6g
  • Protein: 7.1g
  • Cholesterol: 23.5mg
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