I love plain fried rice vermicelli (炒米粉). More commonly known as “bee hoon” or “bihun” (米粉) by the locals, these thin noodles made from rice. Plain fried bee hoon is one of the staples (along with rice and other fried noodles) that you can choose from when you order food at “economical bee hoon” or vegetarian food stalls in Singapore.They go well with a pot of curry vegetables too.
Even though the bee hoon is so-called plain, they taste nice on its own due to the soy seasonings. But one usually order other ‘liao‘ (ingredients) to go with the bee hoon. This is also great party food as it is filling and complement all the other finger foods that you have prepared, plus the noodles can be left be left on the table for a few hours without becoming soggy.
Adjust the seasonings to your liking - for example more light soy sauce for saltier taste, or more dark soy sauce for darker colour. You have to add the seasonings while there is still liquid in the wok, and not when the noodles are already dry.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
If you like to add beansprouts to your bee hoon, trim the ends of the beansprouts, and add them roughly 2 minutes before the noodles are cooked.