Singapore Noodles

Enjoy this dish for Chinese New Year. The long noodles symbolize a long life. The sweet-and-salty hard Chinese sausage, also called lap cheong, adds richness here. Look for it in Asian markets.

Singapore Noodles
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 6 ounces thin rice noodles or rice sticks

  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry

  • 1 ½ teaspoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, plus more for serving

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil plus 2 tablespoons, divided

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 8 ounces peeled and deveined raw shrimp (26-30 per pound)

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced Chinese sausage or ham (1 ounce)

  • 1 14-ounce package tri-color coleslaw mix

  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • Sliced scallions for garnish


  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add rice noodles (or rice sticks) and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water. Set the colander on top of the saucepan and place near the stove.

  2. Combine Shaoxing (or sherry), tamari (or soy sauce), sesame oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Place near the stove.

  3. Heat 1 teaspoon canola oil in a large flat-bottomed carbon-steel wok or large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add eggs and cook, undisturbed, until fully cooked on one side, about 30 seconds. Flip and cook until just cooked through, about 15 seconds. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into thin strips.

  4. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil, shrimp and sausage (or ham) to the pan. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil, coleslaw mix and onion; cook, stirring, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle with curry powder and stir for 10 seconds. Add the noodles, egg strips and sauce mixture. Cook, stirring, until hot, 1 to 2 minutes more. Serve sprinkled with scallions and more sesame oil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

358 Calories
14g Fat
41g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 169mg 56%
Sodium 884mg 38%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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