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Singapore-style noodles
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Singapore noodles
Alternative names Xing Zhou Mi Fen (in Singapore)
Type Noodle
Place of origin Cantonese restaurants in Hong Kong
Main ingredients Rice vermicelli, curry powder, bean sprouts, pak choi, soy sauce, and sliced chili peppers
Variations vegetarian

"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.

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