Thursday, September 18, 2014

Stir fried somen


230g Somen (noodles) 
100g bean sprouts
100g chinese chives (ku chai), cut into 2 cm length
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 shallots, chopped
2 tbsp dried shrimps, washed and soaked to soften, chopped coarsely
3 tbsp oil
salt & pepper, to taste
2 tbsp light soy sauce

  • Blanched noodles in boiling water until al dente.  Place into a colander and rinse under cold running water.  Drain well.  Set aside.
  • Heat up oil in a wok and stir-fry chopped garlic and shallots until aromatic.  Add in dried shrimps and fry until fragrant.  
  • Add in noodles and toss well.  Season with light soy sauce, salt & pepper.  Add in beansprouts and chives.  Toss for a few minutes to mix well.
  • Dish out and serve with chilli oil.


  1. I like this noodles, but i don know how to handle before. The noodles come out with sticky.
    But now i know how to do ... : ) will follow your step & try again ok.... Thanks

  2. It's been ages since I had somen! Thanks for the reminder-I should pick some up at the shop next time :D

  3. Somen is birthday noodles? Will try look out at the supermarket to try this somen. Maybe will cook for my dad....

  4. That's a great longevity noodle stir fry!

  5. I have never cook fried noodles this way before,thanks for sharing!

  6. Simple yet delicious. Nice noodles.

  7. Is this somen like Mee Sua? I know it is very difficult to fry mee sua as I tried it once and it all clumps up together :(

    1. Yes somen is mee sua. You can also deep fried the mee sua before stir frying them.


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