I love noodles. More than bread, more than rice, more than any other carbs. One of my very favorite noodle dishes is curry fried noodles otherwise known as Singapore Mei Fun. It has everything. A bit of spice, a bit savory from the noodle itself, and a bit sweet from the peppers, onions, and celery. I used to order it in restaurants all the time, but the amount of oil they used was ridiculous. As much as 1/2 of a cup for a single order!
I always make 2 full size servings of it at home using only 2 tablespoons of oil. Shown below is 2 portions. Look at how huge it is for only 430 calories per serving or 860 calories total!
My body thanks me for it. And while not as tasty as the restaurants, it is 95% there. If you want any dish to taste better, really just add more oil, salt, and msg.
The two most important parts of making Singapore Meifun are the curry powder and the rice stick noodles. Please do not use just any type of curry powder. I urge you to try the best curry powder ever: Bolst’s Hot Curry Powder. My father discovered in the 1990’s in an Indian Grocery and my family has loved it since. It is amazing because it is the right proportion of coriander, turmeric, chilies, mustard, ginger, cumin seeds, and fenugreek. So delicious that it does not even need coconut milk, which saves lots of calories.
As I love noodles, I have several favorites. Mei fun is made out of ground rice and water. It is thin and picks up flavor extremely well. There are so many brands of Mei fun for sale at my local Asian Supermarket. I have experimented with all of them over the years and I like the Taiwanese Brand Red Leaf the best. It has the right bite and it distributes the curry powder very evenly. If you cannot find it in your local Asian market, then another option would be Dynasty Rice Stick Noodles.
I usually liked to add a pre-cooked protein to save time. My favorite is Sukhi’s Tandoori spiced chicken thighs (sold at Costco in 3lbs packs) to bump up the spiciness. Amazon only sells the Sukhi’s Tandoori Marinade but check it out as the marinade is scrumptious.
Meal Prep Notes: Keeps in my fridge for up to four days. I usually prep the ingredients and make it fresh when I want to eat it. It comes together in 10 minutes. Does not freeze well.