Updated: Jan 13
✦ The classic Singapore Sing Chow Mai gets a modern twist with My Blue Tea's Sambal Tumis
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Longevity noodles (长寿面 Chángshòu Miàn /chung-show myen/) get their symbolism because of their length. If you are lucky to have seen how handmade noodles are prepared, you will also understand why noodles symbolise a wish for longevity.
From a lump of dough, a skilful chef can create endless neverending lengths of doughy noodles. It is simply mesmerising to watch. Eating noodles is symbolic of the eater's life (which is why it is also a popular dish to eat at birthdays!)
Recipe for Singapore Sing Chow Mai (Singapore Noodles)
• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil • 10 large shrimps (peeled and deveined) • 3 strips turkey bacon or char siu (sliced into bite size strips) • 2 cups cabbage (shredded) • 1 carrot (sliced into thin strips) • 1 fish cake (sliced) • 5 cloves garlic (chopped) • 2 cups bean sprouts • 1 brown onion (slice) • 1 small red onion (thinly sliced into half moons) • 2 dried red chilli peppers (roughly chopped) • 3 stalks scallions/shallots (roughly chopped) • 2-3 tspn @my.blue.tea Sambal Tumis Powder • 130 grams dried rice noodles • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar • 1 teaspoon sesame oil • 2 tablespoons soy sauce • ground white pepper
METHOD 1. Soak rice noodles in hot water for 7-8 minutes, until they are al dente – you don’t want them cooked all the way through since you will finish them in the wok (or pan). 2. Drain noodles and use scissors to cut them into lengths that are easy to eat. Set aside. 3. In a wok or large pan over high heat, add oil. When the oil is hot, add shrimp and turkey bacon and cook for 30 seconds. 4. Add cabbage, carrot, red onion, dried red chilli peppers and half of the scallions, and cook for 4 minutes, stirring often. 5. Add @my.blue.tea Sambal Tumis Powder and stir. 6. Add rice noodles, salt, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and soy sauce, and gently mix. 7. Turn the heat off and transfer the noodles to a plate or bowl. 8. Season with ground white pepper, top with remaining scallions and serve.
Tip: You can experiment with the ingredients for your own personal version of this dish. We recommend using Sambal Tumis Powder instead of the usual bland curry powder because the Sambal Tumis has anchovies and belachan added in the powder which gives the dish a rather special oomph. We find the dish tastes better and more flavourful with Sambal Tumis.
And here you have it, Singapore Sing Chow Mai with an extra kick that keeps you coming back for seconds! Since the symbolism of the long noodles is such a good one, go ahead and have a second helping!
About My Blue Tea
My Blue Tea is a company based in Australia that offers unique Asian superfoods, like the Butterfly Blue Pea Flowers (Clitoria Ternatea), Pandanus, Durian, Roselle, Dragon Fruit and more. Recently they launched a range of spices that contain No MSG. No Preservatives. No artificial colouring and are HALAL certified.