Singapore-style noodles facts for kids
|Alternative names||Xing Zhou Mi Fen (in Singapore)|
|Place of origin||Cantonese restaurants in Hong Kong|
|Main ingredients||Rice vermicelli, curry powder, bean sprouts, pak choi, soy sauce, and sliced chili peppers|
"Singapore"-style noodles (Chinese: 星洲炒米; Mandarin Pinyin: xīngzhōuchǎomǐ; Jyutping: sing1 zau1 caau2 mai5) is a dish of stir-fried cooked rice vermicelli, curry powder, vegetables, scrambled eggs and meat, most commonly chicken, beef, char siu pork, or prawns, yellow in colour. Singapore noodles are a Cantonese creation, and are very common in Cantonese-style restaurants and take away eateries in Hong Kong. The dish is now a very popular dish in Chinese restaurants and takeaways operated in various countries.
The dish itself has no connection to Singapore where it is not known; though there is a similarly named stir-fried noodle dish known as Xingzhou mifen (星洲米粉) or Xing Chow Bee Hoon, where Xingzhou is a poetic name for Singapore, in neighbouring Malaysia. Unlike Singapore noodles, Xing Chow Bee Hoon uses tomato paste, and does not necessarily use curry powder.