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Singapore Fried Rice

Post by CardZeus » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 3:57 pm

Back in the UK this is the only 'Singaporean' dish you can find being served. It even appears in travel guides - does anyone know what it's referring to - I haven't seen Singapore Fried Rice on offer on my excursions here :???:
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Post by jhouse » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 4:21 pm

hi,

u can actually tried the famous fried rice any place u like in singapore..
you can try at Chatterbox - Mandarin Hotel, or ChenFuji Fried rice - suntec city (3rd level), or any chinese restaurant or chinese coffee shop, u can order this dish

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Post by KeriT » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 4:22 pm

Just ask for fried rice at any local hawker centre?!

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 5:28 pm

I know what you mean CardZues. In the US some restaurants will have 'Singapore Style Noodles' on the menu. How can you possibly define a single dish as Singapore Style noodles? Impossible.

I've lived here a long time, never have seen Singapore Fried Rice sold anywhere.

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Post by jpatokal » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 7:21 pm

"Singapore Fried Noodles" usually means mee goreng with curry powder slapped on top. I've seen this as close as KL, but never in Singapore itself, where char kuey teow is the national dish... and I've never heard of Singapore Fried Rice though?
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Post by Bonbon » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 1:04 am

jpatokal wrote:"Singapore Fried Noodles" usually means mee goreng with curry powder slapped on top. I've seen this as close as KL, but never in Singapore itself, where char kuey teow is the national dish... and I've never heard of Singapore Fried Rice though?
Yes YEs I agree...I miss Singapore fried bee-hoin??? back in the UK, that's where they put the curry powder on !!! tastes very unique, and I can't find anywhere in Singapore?!?!?!?!?!?

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Post by jhouse » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 9:05 am

as for singapore fried noodles, u can patronise almost any Malay or Indian food stall and ask for "Mee Goreng" or " bee Hoon goreng"

as for fried rice, it is prepared by chinese food stall. U can go to any coffee shop in HDB area or and food court in the shopping centre.. you can ask around which stall can provide u the singapore fried rice..

and if u dont feel like going round the whole island.. you can go to places like Chatterbox, chen fuji where they serve authentic Singapore Fried Rice too

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 9:20 am

jhouse wrote:as for singapore fried noodles, u can patronise almost any Malay or Indian food stall and ask for "Mee Goreng" or " bee Hoon goreng"

as for fried rice, it is prepared by chinese food stall. U can go to any coffee shop in HDB area or and food court in the shopping centre.. you can ask around which stall can provide u the singapore fried rice..

and if u dont feel like going round the whole island.. you can go to places like Chatterbox, chen fuji where they serve authentic Singapore Fried Rice too
jhouse, I think you missed the point. There is no such thing as Singapore noodles in Singapore. Mee Goreng and Bee Hoon are different things and of course not even Singaporean in origin. Just as there is no definitive dish served called 'singapore fried rice'.

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Post by Kats_ » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 10:40 am

Simple - the restaurant abroad selling 'Singapore fried rice' could well be Singaporean intending to attract the Singaporeans living there.

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Post by Rose_YG » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 11:13 am

jhouse wrote:as for singapore fried noodles, u can patronise almost any Malay or Indian food stall and ask for "Mee Goreng" or " bee Hoon goreng"

as for fried rice, it is prepared by chinese food stall. U can go to any coffee shop in HDB area or and food court in the shopping centre.. you can ask around which stall can provide u the singapore fried rice..

and if u dont feel like going round the whole island.. you can go to places like Chatterbox, chen fuji where they serve authentic Singapore Fried Rice too
There are malay,chinese and indian food stalls.All 3 serve fried rice or fried noodles and they all taste different. I can elaborate more but i think it's best that you try all the dishes prepared by the 3 ethnic groups.

From what i heard, when someone abroad defines 'Singapore fried rice or noodles' it usually refers to the chinese style of cooking. I don't think being in a multi racial country, you can define that as such.

As for Chatterbox , it is more to chinese style of cooking.

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Post by Baron Greenback » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 3:35 pm

I think MHB is right - Singapore noodles is a popular dish around the world (I have had it in HK & UK) it is curried dry noodles, with bits added (like you would add to fried rice ie egg, peas, ham etc). But not seen it here, you might be better off googling a recpie.
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Post by dot dot dot » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 3:42 pm

There is no such as Singapore noodles, how could you think of that... :?

Ever seen dishes called China Rice, UK meat, German potatoe or alike?

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 4:00 pm

This brings to mind the fact that most Chinese restaurants in the US have an appetiser called Cold Sesame Noodles. I love them, get them every chance I can. No such thing here. May be they really are more japanese than chinese? Never saw them in Japan either.

Calling something 'Singapore noodles' is like calling something Italian pasta. Too broad, too many possibilities.

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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 7:16 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:This brings to mind the fact that most Chinese restaurants in the US have an appetiser called Cold Sesame Noodles. I love them, get them every chance I can. No such thing here. May be they really are more japanese than chinese? Never saw them in Japan either.
AFAIK it's an American invention. The Chinese don't eat cold noodles, and while the Japanese do (in summer), they don't use sesame oil.
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 8:23 pm

jpatokal wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:This brings to mind the fact that most Chinese restaurants in the US have an appetiser called Cold Sesame Noodles. I love them, get them every chance I can. No such thing here. May be they really are more japanese than chinese? Never saw them in Japan either.
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