Asian cuisine is celebrated for its vibrant flavors, and Singapore Noodles stand out as a beloved dish that captures the essence of this rich culinary tradition. Whether you're a home chef looking to expand your repertoire, an Asian cuisine enthusiast, or a food blogger seeking new content, this guide will walk you through the process of making mouth-watering Singapore Noodles.

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Introduction to Singapore Noodles

Singapore Noodles, despite their name, are not originally from Singapore but have become a popular dish on Chinese takeout menus worldwide. They are known for their delightful combination of thin rice vermicelli, an array of vegetables, proteins, and a distinctive curry-flavored sauce.

Ingredients Needed

To make authentic Singapore Noodles, you will need the following ingredients. You can find these in most Asian grocery stores or the international aisle of your local supermarket:

Noodle Base:

  • 8 oz thin rice vermicelli noodles
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt (to taste)

Protein (choose one or mix):

  • 1 chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 block of firm tofu, cubed


  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small carrot, julienned
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (optional, for heat)
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or water


  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Preparing the Noodle Base

  1. Boil a large pot of water and add a pinch of salt.
  2. Add the rice vermicelli noodles and cook according to package instructions, typically 2-3 minutes.
  3. Drain the noodles and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process and prevent clumping.
  4. Toss the noodles lightly with a tablespoon of vegetable oil to keep them from sticking together. Set aside.

2. Cooking the Protein

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add your choice of protein (chicken, shrimp, or tofu). Season with a pinch of salt.
  3. Stir-fry until cooked through: chicken should be white and fully cooked, shrimp should be pink and opaque, and tofu should be golden brown and slightly crispy.
  4. Remove the protein from the wok and set aside.

3. Preparing the Vegetables

  1. In the same wok, add another tablespoon of vegetable oil if needed.
  2. Add the sliced onion and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes until slightly softened.
  3. Add the bell pepper and carrot, continuing to stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes until they are tender-crisp.
  4. Finally, add the bean sprouts and green onions, cooking for an additional minute.

4. Making the Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, curry powder, sugar, turmeric powder, chili flakes, and chicken broth (or water).
  2. Mix well until the sugar and spices are fully dissolved.

5. Combining All Elements

  1. Return the cooked protein to the wok with the vegetables.
  2. Pour the sauce over the mixture and stir to coat evenly.
  3. Add the cooked rice vermicelli noodles to the wok.
  4. Toss everything together gently but thoroughly, ensuring the sauce is evenly distributed and the noodles are heated through.

6. Serving Suggestions

  1. Transfer the Singapore Noodles to a serving platter.
  2. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves for a burst of color and flavor.
  3. Serve with lime wedges on the side for an extra tangy kick.

Final Thoughts

Perfecting Singapore Noodles takes practice, but the result is a dish bursting with flavor and vibrant colors. Whether you're impressing guests or treating yourself to a homemade Asian delight, this recipe is sure to become a favorite.

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Bon Appétit!

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