Chinese restaurants in Europe made this noodle dish famous. It was later introduced to the U.S. in the late 1980s. It is a very refreshing dish with fluffy curried rice noodles mixed with meats and vegetables. Like fortune cookies and chop suey invented in the U.S. but not found in the East, Singapore noodle is not found in Singapore.
- There are dozens of noodles famous in Singapore from the street hawkers to upscale restaurants; Singapore noodle is not one of them.
- The lack of geographic authenticity does not detract from this wonderful dish that is easy to prepare, perks up the taste buds, and can be served as a whole meal, a snack or an appetizer.
- 1 pound thin rice noodles, soaked in cold water for 2 hours, and drained
- 1 pound baby shrimps, without shells, deveined, rinsed and drained
- 1 skinless chicken breast, 1/4-inch strips
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons thin soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
- Canola oil, to cook
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 1/2 cup scallions batons, 1-inch lengths
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 pound bean sprout, picked
- 1 red bell pepper, julienned
- 1 onion, julienned
- 2 eggs, lightly scrambled
- 2 tablespoons Madras curry powder
- Salt and white pepper to taste
Marinate shrimp and sliced chicken together in soy sauce, wine, cornstarch and white pepper for 20 minutes. In a hot wok coated well with oil, stir fry ginger, scallions and garlic. Add marinated shrimp and chicken to oil and stir fry quickly for 30 seconds to one minute. Remove shrimp and chicken and set aside. Use same oil to stir fry bean sprouts, peppers and onions. Season and cook for 1 minute and set aside. Wipe out wok and coat well with oil. When oil is smoking hot, add 2 beaten eggs and rotate the pan so as to quickly spread the eggs into a pancake shape. While the egg is still partially fluid, add rice noodles to the wok. Stir and fold noodles and the eggs should be broken up into small pieces and dispersed uniformly. Continue to stir to avoid noodles from sticking to the pan. Add curry powder and check for seasoning. When noodles are steaming hot, add back shrimp, chicken and vegetables to the noodles and continue to mix and stir until everything is steaming hot.
PLATING Serve family style on an oval platter.