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There are so many curry noodle recipes in South Asian countries that are influenced by Indian curry flavor.  This Singapore curry noodles is one of those and it is most popular take out menu in almost all Chinese restaurants here in America.  The noodle recipe which I am posting today is very flavorful, colorful and packed with all nutrients.  You can add vegetables according to your preferences(colored bell peppers,sprouts,napa cabbage, bokchoy etc) and proteins that work for you(I have used Tofu here).  If the ingredients are kept ready, this can be prepared in no time.  So enjoy making this spicy stir fried Singapore Curry noodles and have a treat with your chopstick :)

Two important things that you need for the recipe 

1. Thin Rice noodles/Rice Vermicelli - you can find this in almost in any supermarkets in ethnic food Aisle.
2. Curry powder - Oriental curry powder is also available in ethnic food Aisle.

Preparing the Rice Noodles:

I used half packet which is about 225 gm.  Prepare the Rice noodles according to the instruction given in the packet which you bought.  Keep it ready by draining the noodles and make sure not to over cook it otherwise it becomes mushy.


Singapore Curry Noodles


Cooked Rice Noodles/vermicelli - 1/2 packet
Extra firm tofu - 1 cup cut into cubes
Onion - 1 sliced
Bell pepper - 1 sliced
Dried shiitake - 1 cup
Slice carrot - 2
Broccoli florets - 2 cups
Scallions - 1/4 cup sliced
Curry powder - 1 tbsp (See the note)
Soy sauce - 1 tsp (optional)
Chilli garlic sauce - 1 tbsp (use according to your spice level)
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece (very finely shredded)
Garlic - 2 flakes (very finely chopped)


1.  Blanch all the vegetables in hot water for 30 seconds.
2. Blanch the mushroom adding little salt in hot water for 1 to 2 minutes, drain and keep it aside.
3. Drain all the vegetables. (Reserve the liquid and use for making soups)
4. Shallow fry the cubed tofu in tsp of oil till light brown in color. (Crispy)
5. Heat oil in the wok, add Onion, bell pepper.
6. Now add ginger, garlic, vegetables, and 2 sauces.
7. Toss it in the high flame, now add the cooked rice noodles and fried tofu.
8. Sauté and give it a nice toss until everything is well blended.
9. Add salt if needed (as chilli sauce, soy sauce has already salt in it).
10. Garnish with sliced scallions, serve hot!!!!



1. The whole sautéing process takes only 1 minute, don't do it for long as it makes the vegetable soggy.
2. You can also add scrambled egg in the last stage.
3. Adding soy sauce is optional.
4. Add chilli sauce according to your spice level.
5. You can use the same water for blanching the vegetables and reserve the water for making soups or curries.
6. Don't use any Indian curry powder for making this curry noodles, use the oriental curry powder which you find in ethnic/asian aisle.  It makes a difference.  Use vietnamese or Japanese made curry powder.

Umm Mymoonah  – (January 9, 2012 at 1:55 PM)  

I have heard a lot about this curry noodles from one of my friend from Singapore, had no idea how to prepare. Definitely bookmarking your recipe to try it soon, looks very tempting and love it with all those healthy veggies.

Simplyfood  – (January 9, 2012 at 1:59 PM)  

These look delicious and so very colourful. Awesome clicks.please do send this recipe to flavours of Singapore currently hosted at

Unknown  – (January 9, 2012 at 2:31 PM)  

Gorgeous gorgeous picture Pavithra, presentation and noodles looks fantastic and so would like to eat them right away from screen :)

Torviewtoronto  – (January 9, 2012 at 3:03 PM)  

Delicious combination looks wonderful

divya  – (January 9, 2012 at 5:02 PM)  

Yum yum,super tempting noodles,feel like having some.

RV @ Food for 7 Stages  – (January 9, 2012 at 5:41 PM)  

Beautiful pictures Pavi. Love your props.

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (January 9, 2012 at 6:02 PM)  

wow looks so good, I can eat off the screen!

VineelaSiva  – (January 9, 2012 at 6:20 PM)  

Wow the curry noodles makes me hungry.

Pavithra Elangovan  – (January 9, 2012 at 6:49 PM)  

dear mom you are the best cook . I love this noodles . love you mom !!!!!!!!


Suganya  – (January 9, 2012 at 7:52 PM)  

Gorgeous looking plate of Noodles. Looks so colorful. YUM!

My Inspired Reality  – (January 9, 2012 at 7:54 PM)  

I love this noodle dish - my family lives in Singapore and I eat it whenever I visit. Thanks for the recipe, now to try it at home:):)

kittymatti  – (January 9, 2012 at 8:01 PM)  

very interesting recipe! looks delicious!!

Hamaree Rasoi  – (January 9, 2012 at 8:18 PM)  

Delicious and colorful looking curry noodles.

Hamaree Rasoi

Gayathri NG  – (January 9, 2012 at 9:39 PM)  

Healthy n tasty noodles, never tasted before.
Looks colourful!!

chef and her kitchen  – (January 9, 2012 at 10:53 PM)  

thats a lovely note from aadhavan..thats a very big appreciation which u deserve..I made this last week wid a slight different recipe...just love 2 grab that bowl..

Aarthi  – (January 9, 2012 at 11:03 PM)  

Yummy recipe…will try it for sure..Thanks for posting


Satrupa  – (January 10, 2012 at 3:03 AM)  

I luv one noodles and your clicks make me hungry .... droolsssss

Priya Suresh  – (January 10, 2012 at 4:11 AM)  

Wat a flavourful dish,loving it..makes me hungry.

Faseela  – (January 10, 2012 at 5:37 AM)  

wow...lovely dish....awesome presentation

Unknown  – (January 10, 2012 at 7:32 AM)  

This sounds totally new to me..looks absolutely tempting..nice presentation too

chow and chatter  – (January 10, 2012 at 10:13 AM)  

wow these look amazing love curry noodles

Vidhya  – (January 10, 2012 at 12:58 PM)  

Sounds and looks so very delicious.

Anonymous –   – (January 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM)  

I enjoy Singapore noodle a lot but i never knew it can be made with vermicelli! Beautifully styled :)

Vijitha  – (January 11, 2012 at 8:37 PM)  

Awesome colours on the plate Pavi. These noodles look like glass to me. Very pretty!

Unknown  – (January 12, 2012 at 1:22 AM)  

Awesome clicks and presentation, Pavithra..Recipe sounds very delicious, will give it a try sometime..

Anu Nandu  – (January 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM)  

Eppadi Pavi ivalovu azhaga photo need to get into food have a wonderful career ahead of you.

And of course the noodles themselves are looking awesone!

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