Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sue-Ellen's Singapore Noodles

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My friend Sue-Ellen has kindly given me permission to post this recipe which she converted herself for the Thermomix. It's really good! I tweaked it a little, steaming and scrambling the eggs with the noodles in the Themomix bowl, instead of separately in a pan - I thought that was pretty cool! Love this machine! :)

Sue-Ellen based her recipe on one for 'Fried Bee Hoon' in the new Asian Thermomix cookbook. (Another really yummy recipe!) If you're new at converting your recipes for the Thermomix, here's a good tip: find a recipe that is similar to yours in one of the Thermomix cookbooks, and use that method, changing the ingredients to suit. You'll also need to make sure that the combined ingredients won't exceed 2 litres. For more tips on converting your recipes, see this post.

I find it so amazing that the Thermomix can grind grains and coffee beans and ice to powder in seconds, yet it can also gently stir pasta and rice and vermicelli noodles without mushing them! I avoided cooking vermicelli in the Thermomix for a long time, thinking the results would not be pretty - but guess what? I was wrong! It really does work! Of course, if you overcook it, it will begin to break up, so keep an eye on it and don't let it overcook. 

I recommend using chicken stock paste in this recipe, as the flavour is so delicious! If you want to make some, the recipe is here with the one for Creamy Chicken & Brown Rice Soup. If you don't have any chicken stock paste and you're in a hurry to make this, vegetable stock paste will do.

Note: If you're on a grain free or low carb diet, you can use mung bean vermicelli ('bean thread') in this recipe instead of the rice vermicelli.

This recipe serves 6, or maybe a little more. 

1. Mix chicken and seasonings together in a bowl and set aside:
- 250g chicken, cubed in 2cm pieces
1 small tsp salt
- 1 tsp Rapadura
- 1 tblspn oyster sauce
- 1 tblspn soy sauce or shoyu

2. Soak the vermicelli in a bowl of cold water:
- 200g rice vermicelli (or mung bean vermicelli)
- water to cover

3. Place garlic & ginger into Thermomix bowl and chop for 3 seconds, speed 7:
- 3 cloves garlic
- 5g fresh ginger

4. Add oil and curry powder and saute for 3 minutes at Varoma temp on speed 1:
- 15g olive oil
- 1 tblspn curry powder

5. Add marinated chicken and cook for 5 minutes at Varoma temp on reverse, speed soft.

6. Add carrot and onion and cook for 3 minutes at Varoma temp on reverse, speed soft:
- 100g carrot, peeled & julienned (1 medium carrot)
- 1/2 brown onion, thinly sliced

7. Add water, stock paste, vermicelli, cabbage and bean sprouts and cook for 5 minutes at Varoma temperature on reverse, speed soft:
- 420g water
- 1 tblspn chicken stock paste (or vegetable stock paste)
- drained vermicelli noodles
- 150g Chinese cabbage, thinly sliced
- 60g bean sprouts

8. Remove lid and gently drag some of the veges up to the top so the vermicelli goes to the bottom of the bowl. Pour in the beaten eggs. Replace lid and cook another 2 minutes at Varoma temp on reverse, speed soft. The eggs will steam on top and scramble as it stirs.
- 2 eggs, beaten
(Cooking time can vary - only cook until the noodles are soft, don't overcook.) 

9. Empty bowl into Thermoserver and stir egg evenly through noodles with spatula. Enjoy!

{This recipe makes quite a lot - it fills a 2.2 litre Thermoserver!}


opi2kenopi said...

Awesome, thanks Jo. How fortuitous. I just made your chicken stock paste yesterday (along with traditional chicken stock). I have plans to make your Coconut Lemon Chicken Soup this weekend.

Thanks to Sue-Ellen as well :)

Jo Whitton said...

Oh, good timing! Hope you like it :) (And the coconut lemon chicken soup - must make that one again too!) xx

ThermomixBlogger Helene said...

(oops, had to remove my previous comment due to a typing error)

Oh boy! I have been waiting for this recipe to be posted after being "teased" by you earlier this week. Not only am I thrilled to find this, but also I find ANOTHER recipe here that I want to try -- the Coconut Lemon Soup sounds like my kind of soup! That's TWO recipes for me to try and not enough hours in a day. What's a Thermomix fanatic to do?

Thanks Jo, I'm thrilled that you posted this. I'm heading out to get some ingredients now and I hope to use shrimp instead of chicken ;-)

Jo Whitton said...

You're welcome, Helene! I know, so many recipes, so litle time, hey.

Shrimp sounds like a good idea, think I'll try that next time!

Jo xx

Full Little Tummies said...

I can't wait to try this Jo. Your photos are wonderful and the dish looks so tasty!!! :-)

Jo Whitton said...

Thanks Chelsea :)

Angela said...

When do you add the vermicelli to the TM? Thanks.

Jo Whitton said...

Oh my goodness - I can't believe I left that out!!! OOPS! Thanks so much for telling me - I've fixed it now :)

The vermicelli goes in with the stock & cabbage.

Angela said...

Thank you for that - I made it for dinner tonight - it was a hit!

Jo Whitton said...

Great! :)

Linda said...

Oh yum Jo!
This might almost knock your Fried Rice off the favourite list here - well almost......!

Moo2 said...

Thanks Jo. Made this last night and it was a huge hit. The instructions and pictures were great. Love your blog. Keep up the good work. Also made your stock & soup that you link to and they were equally well received.

Corrie said...

yummy! that looks delicious! I am soooo excited about the demo I'm going to next week! a school mum invited me today and I was so happy and may have let out a little squeal!


Jo Whitton said...

Well it looks like this recipe is a hit - thanks Sue-Ellen!! Looks like it's gone to top of the 'favourite posts' list!!
Glad you're enjoying my blog, Moo2!
Hope you enjoy the demo, Corrie - love your excitement - all us Thermomix addicts feel the same way!
Jo :)

Iwa Brown said...

Hi Jo, made these for dinner tonight - very nice! However i couldn't find any additive-free oyster sauce anywhere so i skipped it... any tips?

Jo Whitton said...

Hi Iwa, I would just use more tamari/soy sauce instead, but if I can find a better substitute I'll let you know. :)

Ruth said...

It was great. Just used extra shoyu and sugar instead of oyster sauce. Thx Jo

Lea said...

I made this the day after I found this recipe. It was a bit tricky finding the Rapadura until i thought duuuhh try the Health Food Shop.
This recipe is so yummy and easy.

Jo Whitton said...

Thanks for the idea, Ruth - that's great!
Glad you liked it Lea!

Sue said...

Tried this tonight Jo with prawns instead of chicken and used my homemade hoisin sauce. Served with lime wedges. Yummy. The 5 of us nearly ate the whole lot. Only one portion left for lunch tomorrow.

Kaz said...

Hi Jo....I finally got around to making this recipe tonight and was so thrilled with the result. It was quick and easy (and tasty) and the recipe was easy to follow as well (thank you). I am happy to report hubby and the kids alike were asking for seconds. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I finished the meal off with a simple sorbet of oranges and left over berries and the felt like 'mother of the year'. (I love my thermomix).
Best wishes

Anonymous said...

This is AMAZING! I made it tonight, it tastes fantastic and is super quick and easy. Thank you Sue Ellen and Jo! Suzanne

Jo Whitton said...

So glad you're all enjoying this recipe!! It's great isn't it :)

willow and moo said...

Thanks Jo! Yet another winner from you. We had this for dinner tonight. I make something similar in a pan, but this so easy since it all goes in the TMX.

LonniB said...

Hey Jo, I got my TMX and this is an awesome recipe. My family gobbled it up. I added a squeeze of lime juice over the top when I served it up and it was sooooo good. We don't have any nut allergies so I think next time I will use one egg and some crushed cashews or peanuts in it. This will be a regular in our house now.

Jo Whitton said...

Thanks for your comments, Willow & Moo and LonniB - glad you liked it! Yum :)

Carly said...

This was my dinner tonight. I made a vegetarian version adding in an extra carrot and using about 200g bok choy instead of the cabbage. So quick and easy to make, and really yummy.

My egg looked a bit curdley, is that how it normally looks?

Jo Whitton said...

Yes, you just stir the egg through. Glad you liked it!

Keryn said...

I'm going to try this recipe tonight. Unfortunately I couldn't get any bean sprouts even after visiting 3 shops! I'm guessing it will just as good without them. So far I have loved your chicken and cashew dish and your fried rice.

Susie said...

I keep putting this recipe off cause I don't have stock paste. Can anyone please suggest a substitute?

Jess said...

Yum! My partner said 'they taste just like singapore noodles from a really good restaurant.' I'm sure this will quickly become a staple!

Anonymous said...

Loved the flavours in this dish, but my bowl was a bit full and I couldn't put all the noodles in as well as it took a bit longer for the eggs to cook. Only new to thermomix cooking, so I did stick to the quantities. Must have done something wrong somewhere :D

Michelle Blanch said...

I cooked this today and the flavours are great but also my bowl was really full and had to cook longer to get the egg to cook then the noodles became mushy. Is there something I have done wrong

Fish tales Europe 2014 said...

Mine was also very full so I stirred it and then cooked for an extra minute. I'm thinking maybe if I had stirred it more thoroughly during cooking I wouldn't have needed the extra minute. Lovely flavours and very easy. But it was more like mush than actual noodles. said...

I had a similar experience with the full bowl and the bottom half ending up mushy because the heat didn't disperse, so I'll have to try it again with a better stirring technique! Lovely flavour though x said...

I had a similar experience with the full bowl and the bottom half ending up mushy because the heat didn't disperse, so I'll have to try it again with a better stirring technique! Lovely flavour though x

Frilly Pants said...

Thanks Jo, and Sue-Ellen. That was utterly delicious. My 11 yo and I made this together tonight and everyone loved it. And I mean from the 4 yo all the way up!!! Delicious!!!

I didn't think 250g of meat would be enough to feed 6, but it was!!!

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