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Seafood Crispy Noodles (Sheng Mian)

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Mixed Seafood on Crispy Noodles (海鲜生面) is a Hong Kong/Cantonese-style dish which I really love, and it is my favourite zi char one-dish noodles meal.

See Also: Easy One Dish Meals

In Singapore, we call it Sheng Mian (生面) which literally translates as “raw noodles”. It comprises of assorted food (usually seafood, vegetables and/or sliced meat) cooked in a savoury gravy which is then drizzled over a nest of crispy noodles.

Ready-made "Ee Mee" noodles

Ready-made “Ee Mee” noodles

You can make your own crispy noodle nest by deep-frying them, or you can, like me, take the short-cut of using ready-made crispy noodles. If you are doing the short-cut way, ensure that the noodles will be cooked (they are usually a little harder than the freshly deep-fried ones) by ladling generous amounts of freshly cooked hot gravy over the crispy noodles. Within seconds, the noodles will cook and soften slightly, while absorbing all the delicious flavours from the sauce.

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22 Responses to “Seafood Crispy Noodles (Sheng Mian)”

  1. daphne — June 6, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    I’m liking how you bring hawker classics to home. This is one of our favs- and so easy to do from the sounds of it!


  2. Molly Boey — June 6, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    I enjoy reading your blog and hv tried the 3 cups chicken and 3 cups mushrooms. I like your carrots which you cut into lovely florets. Do you use a shaped cutting gadget or what?


    • wiffy replied: — June 7th, 2012 @ 8:52 am

      Hi Molly, thanks for your note! I have a tutorial for cutting carrots to flower shapes and I have updated the link to it at the recipe.


  3. thehomefoodcook — June 6, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    Nice! But if you fry your own noodles do you have to use those egg noodles? Or can you use bee hoon? I might try doing a fried noodle version of economical bee hoon.


    • wiffy replied: — June 7th, 2012 @ 8:56 am

      Yes, egg noodles. I’m not sure if bee hoon can be used, but you can try. I have fried bee hoon recipe at


      • thehomefoodcook replied: — June 7th, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

        nice…that looks yummy too! And very much like mine. Is that fried spam in the background?

  4. Chris — June 7, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    This looks like those sold at 大牌档. I like this – thanks for sharing.


  5. Chris — June 7, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    Oh… just realised – I also used this brand of yee mee. You mean no need to cook this noodles – just place it on a plate and pour the gravy over?? If that is so, makes it a lot easier. Wanna try soon ….


    • wiffy replied: — June 7th, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

      Hi Chris, yes that’s what I do, no need to cook. The gravy must be hot and sufficient :)


  6. mochachocolatarita — June 7, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    my colleagues always order this dish! :)


  7. TasteHongKong — June 7, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    Aren’t they more convenient than instant noodles : ), yet made more presentable here.


  8. tigerfish — June 8, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    I enjoy the crisp noodles in gravy so there is a combination of crisp and soft. I like this dish too, just that I don’t make it very often


  9. Yvonne — June 8, 2012 @ 11:21 am


    the ee fu mian you posted here do i need to fried 1st before i start to cook the rest of the ingredients?


  10. Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 8, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    I would love this too. Only saw them served in Cantonese restaurants before…