Mee Siam (Spicy Rice Vermicelli) Recipe
Mee siam (spicy rice vermicelli) recipe and pictures. Mee siam is popular in Malaysia and Singapore. A great mee siam recipe that you have to try.
12 oz vermicelli (rice sticks)
12 oz bean sprouts
12 shrimps (shelled and deveined)
4 oz chicken (cut into thin strips)
3 pieces fried bean curd/firm tofu (cut into pieces)
3 stalks Chinese chives (chopped into 1-inch length)
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt to taste
Soy sauce or fish sauce to taste
3 tablespoons oil
4 red chilies
2 tablespoons taucheo (fermented yellow bean sauce)
2 eggs (lightly beaten, seasoned with a pinch of salt)
2 stalks scallions (chopped into 1/2-inch length)
2 limes (cut into wedges)
1 red chili (thinly sliced)
Heat up the wok and add 3 tablespoons of oil. Once the oil is heated. fry the spice paste until aromatic and the oil separates. Add shrimps and chicken, stir-frying until half done, then add the fried tofu pieces.
Add the vermicelli and keep stirring until the the spice paste has spread evenly. Add sugar and salt to taste, follow by bean sprouts and chives. Continue to stir-fry until the vegetables are cooked. Taste and adjust the seasoning by adding more salt or sugar to taste. If the noodles taste bland, add a little soy sauce / fish sauce to taste.
Transfer the Mee Siam onto a big serving bowl and garnish with the omelet strips, chopped scallions, chili and lime wedges. Serve immediately.
Mee Siam or “Siamese noodles” is basically spicy fried rice vermicelli with various toppings such as shrimp, chicken, fried firm tofu, and shredded omelet. Mee Siam is usually served with a piece of kalamansi lime (the juice gives an extra tangy kick to the noodles) and a dollop of sambal on the side.
When I was researching for Mee Siam recipes, I came across two distinct variations: dry vs. wet. The version I am sharing today is Malaysian Mee Siam recipe, which is dry. Singapore Mee Siam is often wet and topped with gravy.
Regardless of the regional adaptations, Mee Siam is a popular noodle dish in Malaysia and Singapore. It’s delicious, appetizing and a crowd pleaser.