Char Siu Chow Mein (Singapore Style)

This dry dish chow mein is given a spicy kick thanks to the inclusion of curry paste towards the end of cooking.

Char Siu Chow Mein (Singapore Style)

  • 1 nest egg noodles
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch white pepper
  • Pinch msg (optional)
  • Dash sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 1/2 small carrot (sliced)
  • 1 red chilli pepper (sliced)
  • 1 handful (beansprouts)
  • 1 handful cooked char siu pork (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon curry paste (see notes)
  • 1 spring onion (sliced)
  1. First, prepare the egg noodles: Place the noodle nest in a large bowl, cover with boiling water and stand for 1-2 minutes. Mix the noodles well with a chopstick and as soon as they separate and soften, drain the noodles well and set aside to cool.

  2. Prepare the egg: In a bowl, add the egg, salt, white pepper, msg, sesame oil & water. Mix well and set aside.

  3. In a bowl, combine the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, garlic paste and water. Mix well.

  4. Heat the wok over a high heat until smoking. Add the oil and swirl around the pan to coat evenly. Add the egg and stir-fry for 30 seconds until cooked. Add the onion, carrot, chilli, beansprouts and prepared egg noodles. Add the cooked char siu pork. Add the prepared sauce. Stir-fry for 1 minute.

  5. Add the curry paste. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes over a high heat until the curry paste is evenly mixed throughout the ingredients. Add the spring onions, mix once more and serve.

Singapore style chow mein dishes are finished with a spicy curry paste – any of your favourite spicy curry paste brands will suffice, however the most commonly used brand in many Chinese takeaways is ‘Fern’s’ curry paste which is available in both mild and hot flavours.

The egg noodles most commonly used in Chinese takeaways are ‘Lucky Boat’ brand noodles which are available both as thick noodles and thin noodles.

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4 thoughts on “Char Siu Chow Mein (Singapore Style)

  1. Desperate for book but canโ€™t get it in Australia so Iโ€™m going to have to download but I prefer a book for recipes. Any idea if itโ€™ll ever get supplied over here for purchase

  2. Made this tonight 7/06/2020 and the other half was pleased with it said it was just like getting a take away
    Val England

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