Brighten up the middle of your week with an exotic meal inspired by the cuisine of Singapore. This recipe combines everyday ingredients — shrimp, onions, peas, and ham — with Asian elements like rice noodles, fish sauce, and curry powder.

The resulting dish is complex, delicious, and wildly flavorful. Trust me, your family will be fully content while slurping on these noodles, so learn the method and


Singapore Noodles

Singapore Noodles


  1. 8 ounces dried rice vermicelli, soaked in water until pliable
  2. 24 small headless tiger shrimp, peeled and deveined
  3. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  4. 1 small onion, cut into thin wedges
  5. 1/2 cup fresh shelled green peas, or frozen peas, thawed
  6. 2 teaspoons Indian curry powder
  7. 6 ounces Cantonese roast pork or thick slice of ham, diced
  8. 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  9. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  10. 6 sprigs cilantro, trimmed


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat and cook the noodles until tender yet firm, about 10 seconds. Use a strainer and tongs to pick up the noodles and transfer them to a bowl.
  2. In the same water cook the shrimp until opaque, about 1 minute, and drain.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Stir-fry the onion until golden, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, the noodles, and peas, and sprinkle the curry powder over the top. Toss well, making sure all of the noodles become yellow.
  5. Add the pork, shrimp, and fish sauce, and continue to stir-fry until the noodles are heated through, about 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, if necessary, and serve garnished with cilantro.

Serves 6.

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