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Mee Hoon Goreng (Malay-style Fried Vermicelli Noodles)

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com


  • 3 tbsp light cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 medium-sized onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • salt to taste
  • 15-20 medium-sized shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 300 gms vermicelli noodles prepped according to package instructions
  • 2 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 2 cups chopped bok choy
  • lime wedges for garnish


  • Heat oil in a large non-stick wok or a wide pan. Add in garlic and onions, and fry for a couple of minutes till lightly browned and fragrant.
  • Stir in spices, tomato paste and salt, and fry for a few seconds to mix well.
  • Add in shrimp and stir-fry for a few minutes till they start to turn opaque.
  • Add in the vermicelli noodles, soya sauce and bok choy, and stir-fry for a few minutes till everything is mixed well and cooked through.
  • Sprinkle over with lime and serve warm.