Sunday, April 18, 2010

R 9. Singapore Thin Rice Noodles

This is actually the second item since I first came up with this idea, however I didn't have the blog idea in mind when starting the first dish so I have no photos. Therefore, I am starting over. So here goes. I'm going to start with a tentative layout that I will try to keep so each post is easy to read and reference. I'll list the obvious ingredients, unbiased dish description, and my opinion of the dish. As I go along I may add elements.

Singapore Thin Rice Noodles


- Thin Rice Noodles
- Yellow Curry
- Shrimp
- Chicken
- Pork
- Carrot
- Yellow Onion
- Bamboo Shoots
- Peas
- Scallions
- Bean Sprouts
- Scrambled Egg


This is one of those, everything, dishes. There are a lot of ingredients. A few presumably stir-fried vegetables, and 3 meats. This particular version isn't very spicy. In general this dish has just a tiny bit of a bite but is never overwhelming in it's heat. It's a good dish if you want a variety of flavors and textures in one dish.


I've always known this dish as Singapore Mei Fun. It's always been a favorite of mine, there is a little bit of everything. What's new to me here are the bamboo shoots. It's a pleasant addition though as I love the texture of bamboo shoots. I'm used to this dish being slightly spicy, and it is listed with a chili next to it on the menu, however there really isn't much spice here. I'm not complaining though, this dish isn't supposed to be all that hot. The flavor of curry is what matters and it is present. It's a simple yellow curry. The thing I like about this dish is that, despite the long list of ingredients, it isn't heavy. The noodles are light and soak in most of the curry, so it doesn't come off as greasy. The chicken and pork are sliced into very thin pieces, and the shrimps used are the smaller ones so the combination of all three meats works just fine together. Like a good lo mein, this dish is great fresh (hot) and the next day nice and cold. All in all, I think the place on rt. 40 in Catonsville, MD has my vote as being slightly better, but the Spring Garden version is near identical and a great option for those not living near Catonsville.


  1. This is probably my favorite dish too. And I agree, the place on 40 still to this day has the best Singapore Mei Fun I've ever had. A lot of places put way too much seasoning or not enough, but the one on 40 does it right. Great blog, buddy! Lots of fun! Keep it up. And link to Uncle Sean. He's the one that introduced me to SMF in the first place. At the place on 40.

  2. My first time having anything in Bamboo was in China and I was all "where have you been all my life"

  3. Unfortunately I can't really remember the first time having Bamboo in a dish. I think I was eating it for a few months before I really knew what it was. But I love it now,k just a great texture.