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Mee Siam

Mee Siam is a rice vermicelli or meehoon dish which is spicy, sourish and sweet. This is a one pot meal - carbohydrates, seafood, veges and eggs, all in one.



  • 1.

    Boil 2 cups of water and add in prawns.

  • 2.

    Remove prawns as soon as they are cooked and put them in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.

  • 3.

    Peel the prawns and set aside for garnishing.

  • 4.

    Heat oil in a wok and stir-fry ground ingredients until fragrant.

  • 5.

    Add tamarind juice and 1 cup of stock from cooking the prawns.

  • 6.

    Cover and simmer for five minutes.

  • 7.

    Add meehoon and stir-fry.

  • 8.

    Mix in beancurd slices and toss the meehoon well.

  • 9.

    Add seasoning and a squeeze of lime juice.

  • 10.

    Lastly add in the beansprouts and the chives

  • 11.

    Do not overcook the sprouts and chives - leave them crunchy

  • 12.

    Dish mee siam onto platter.

  • 13.

    Garnish with prawns, sliced boiled eggs and lemon wedge before serving.


Kasturi is small lime used in Asian cooking. For extra spice, add 1 tablespoon of Billis Sambal (which you can buy from Oriental Grocery Shop).

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