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Bun Xao Singapore

Singapore Style Stir-Fried Noodles

Perhaps, you've seen Singapore noodles on the menu at your favourite Chinese restaurant. Well, the Vietnamese version is slightly different. In fact, it may actually be closer to sin chew bee hoon, the Singaporean food that is thought to be the inspiration for the Chinese dish. Like sin chew bee hoon, curry isn't used at all. The rice noodles are stir-fried with shrimp, carrots, onions, scallions, cabbage, chili, and Chinese sausage. I've also seen it with chicken as well. It's usually topped with egg and some fresh coriander. It's a filling side dish that goes great with grilled meats or seafood. You may also see it called bún gạo xào Singapore or bún xào kiểu Singapore (kieu means style).

Bun Xau Singapore or Singapore-style stir-fried noodles in Vietnam.