Monday, April 5, 2010

Stir Fried Rice Vermicelli (wet version) 炒米粉

The tummies went away for the long weekend and my dear friend H was visiting from the country. It was nice to be away from my beloved blog for a few days and I think I'm now ready to start cooking and blogging again.When you ask for fried vermecelli from a noodle stall owner in Malaysia, he or she would ask if you are after the wet or dry (for recipe click HERE ) version. This might look like just another simple noodle dish but it has to be one of the tastiest with the charred crisps noodles soaking up all the sauce, a true mouthfeel haven! This is something I need to order together with wat dan hor  every time I eat at such places. Try cooking this the next time you feel like going to your local noodle bars, it is 1/4 of the prices and a lot more delicious.
P.S Another dish I 'learn' from ChanSuk as a young boy, to read about the story and recipe for wat dan hor, click HERE.

Recipe per serve
you'll need
50g of rice vermicelli, soaked in cold water for ten minutes, drained and mixed with a dash of dark soy
2 garlic cloves, chopped
a few prawns
a few pieces of calamari
meat of your choice, marinated with a little soy, Chinese cooking wine, sesame oil and corn flour
some choysum
1 cup of chicken stock
dash of soy
dash of oyster sauce
dash of sesame oil
dash of Chinese wine
corn flour solution

Char noodles in a very hot wok with a little oil, about 2 minutes on each side. Set aside.

It looks something like this, with soft noodles sandwiched by the delicious crispy crust.

Saute garlic follow by meat and seafood.

Add choysum and seasonings and continue to fry for a minute.

Add stock and when it comes to a simmer thicken with some corn flour solution.

Pour sauce over the charred rice vermicelli.

You will be getting different texture from each mouthful. Pickled green chillies with soy is a must for me.


  1. It looks so good! I am going to try making simple dishes like this instead of wasting money on noodle boxes! lol

  2. This looks so good. I can hardly believe I will have all of my own dishes unpacked by the end of the week. I look forward to nice food like this.

  3. Cuti?tentu makan sorang sorang ni ..simple but sedap.Makcik suka cili potong jeruk tu,sedap:)

  4. You made everything looks so easy. I am loving all your delicious noodle dishes!

  5. KL girl in MELB ,
    Thank you! Happy trying!

    All Our Fingers in the Pie,
    Thank you very much! :)

    makcikmanggis ,
    Yeah makcik, cuti 4 hari kerana Easter. Makanan begini sesuai seakali :) Dula saya buat cili potong jeruk sendiri tapi sekarang boleh dapat dalam botol, buatan Malaysia :)

    Thank you! They are very easy indeed, only 4 steps :) I hope you will try cooking some of them soon

  6. Nice one, Suresh! I love this with lots of green chillies. Oh, you could give any cze char stall a run for their money, any day. :)

  7. me and cumi LOVE that sort of crispy meehoon.. especially after it has imbibed the sauces!

  8. I like your seafood style fried rice vermicelli but I do not like too much gravy on mine.

  9. Noodle dishes look delicious!
    Another tribute to cuisine! Love all the photos especially those with the noodles.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Betty xx

  10. Woooowww.... cada veo que veo tus recetas me da un hambre....ayyy...que buena pinta tiene todo...

  11. Oooh ... I love this type of mi hoon with gravy. Love it! Looks very delicious. Makes me hungry now.

  12. This rice vermicelli with yummy gravy sounds so delicious! Very HK styled!

  13. This dish is mouthwatering! Looking awesome!

  14. For me, I like to mix with kuey teow, simply yummy!

  15. I have never tried this style of vermicelli, looks very good!

  16. I love your noodle dishes and I have tried quite a few of them :) This is yet another delicious I can make for myself in minutes. Thank you!

  17. WOW! Looks so delicious, any green chillies to go with?

  18. Thank you, thank you! I love this dish, now I know how to get that crispy crust. Hope you had a good break :)

  19. I don't think my local noodle shop has this on the menu. I like the rice noodle with egg sauce too, you are such a great cook!

  20. This is one of my favourite, it's like 'Cantonese Fried vermicelli', noodles deep fried and with egg gravy.

  21. This looks very good...I've never tried noodles like that.

  22. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your holiday. Your noodles look absolutely wonderful. I hope you had a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  23. I am such a carb person - it all looks scrumptious but I loving stared at the noodles...

  24. awesome...absolutely new recipe for me :-)

  25. man I get so so hungry when i visit your blog I must try this love this kind of food and wet noodles!!!

  26. That looks so healthy and delicious. I love all the seafood and the greens in this dish. Yum!

  27. Oh! You just reminded me that I have a bag of this same vermicelli, will try your recipe...looks delicious :-)

  28. encore une délicieuse recette à découvrir, j'aime beaucoup
    bonne soirée

  29. Super delicious with prawns and calamari!

  30. This totally looks like the one I ordered at zi char store, you're a really good chef!

  31. Again I say.. cook for me please? Pretty please?? Lols...

  32. I have been eating alone for the last one week and I have been cooking some of your dishes, fabulous! This will certainly make it to my dinner table very soon!

  33. Harriet from CarltonApril 6, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    Delicious! I can imagine about this being a texture haven!

  34. That looks good. I like the wet version too!

  35. Ju ,
    Haha I have jars of them in my cupboard :) I am not as fast as them though :)

    CUMI & CIKI,
    Haha me too! :) Lets take me to a good one in KL

    Oh the sauce get soaked up very quickly!

    THank you very much! xxx

    Amanda ,
    Gracious! :) besos

    Thank you! Do you cook this too?

    Thank you! Depending on where you are in Malaysia, it can be called Cantonese or Hokkien fried.

    Cool Lassi(e) ,
    Thank you very much!

    That is quite a Penang thing and they call it "hor fun"

    shanshan ,
    Thanks, try its too easy!

    Thank you! I am glad they are handy!

    Anncoo ,
    Thank you!Green chilies In the spoon lol

    shaz ,
    Haha you are most welcome! I did spent a nice weekend with my friend.

    rosa ,
    Certain HK style places serves this. Try cooking it at home!

    Thank you! I think it is one variety of that :)

    Bo ,
    Thank you! Do try!

    Mary ,
    THank you very much! :)

    Claudia ,
    Me too! Lets have a carb party!

    Gulmohar ,
    Thank you very much!

    Thank you! Perfect for busy mum like you!

    Sook ,
    Thank you! You can add this to your healthy list :) ,
    Thank you very much!

    Thank you! I hope you will :)

    Merci beaucoup! :)

    5 Star Foodie ,
    Thank you very much!

    noobcook ,
    Thank you very much! We dont have czi char place here so I have to cook it myself.

    msihua ,
    Absolutely! :)

    little panda ,
    Thank you! :)

    Tricia F ,
    Thank you! I am glad!

    Harriet from Carlton ,
    Thank you!

    penny ,
    Thank you! I normally order both lol

  36. Another perfect lunch idea for me. Thank you!

  37. 你先把米粉給煎了,一定很香唷!

  38. I have eaten this in Penang but they added thick rice noodles to the dish too! Cheers buddy!

  39. Hello!! Mee Hoon (Bee Hoon) in any way shape and form is my ultimate noodle. If you served me vermicelli with just soy sauce I would still eat it!!! But my question is where can I get good pickled green chillies? What brand should I buy?

  40. love to eat,
    My pleasure!

    大肥 ,

    Hey buddy, If my memory serves me right lol you normally get both noodles when you order hor fun. Strange but nice!

    Hello I don't know anyone that love this rice vermicelli that much lol.
    You should be able to find pickled green chillies in any good Asian shop. One that I normally get is Penta brand "sliced green chillies in vinegar" from Malaysia.

  41. This is my kind of dish. Feed me.. hehehe


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