Thursday, April 7, 2016

Pumpkin Rice Vermicelli (金瓜炒米粉)

Pumpkin noodles

I am not a fan of pumpkin; however much to my delight this dish of Pumpkin Noodles taste amazingly delicious and it is so easy to cook.  The pumpkin lends a sweetness and vibrant colour to the dish. I decided to toss in some basil instead of coriander leaves and I am glad I did because the basil added so much much flavour to the noodles. If you like pumpkin, why not give this dish a try ...

Ingredients:  (Serves 2 - 3)

200g dried rice vermicelli
270 - 300g pumpkin, cut into strips
25g dried shrimps
3 large dried shiitake mushrooms (about 20g)
3 cloves of garlic (about 15g), minced
1 scallion
1/2 cup thai basil leaves
3 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 tbsp sesame oil

Seasoning: (adjust to taste)
1 cup water, or more - adjust accordingly
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp fish sauce (optional)
ground pepper

  • Soak rice vermicelli to soften.  Drain.
  • Wash and soak the dried shrimps in warm water for about 5 minutes.  Drain and chop into small pieces.
  • Wash and soak the shiitake mushrooms until softened.  Discard the stems and slice thinly.
  • In a hot wok, heat up 2 tbsp of oil and fry mushrooms and dried shrimps.  Then add in minced garlic and scallion and fry until aromatic.  Toss in pumpkin.  Splash a little water if too dry. (Do not overcook the pumpkin).  Dish out and set aside.
  • In the same wok, heat up the remaining oil and add in vermicelli and seasoning. Toss to combine.  Then add in the pumpkin and toss well. 
  • Dish out and serve hot.


  1. I love the sweetness of the pumpkin but my family only like it in cakes..

  2. I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin too but the combination of it with bee hoon sounds interesting!

    1. Hi Jaslin give it a try, you might like it.

  3. This is something new to me. Adding pumpkin to rice vermicelli, must give it a try!

    1. Hi Cheah when I first came across this recipe on the Internet, I wasn't sure if it taste as good as they say... Well give it a try.

  4. I happen to love pumpkin, so I will not hesitate to try this recipe!

    1. Hi Phong Hong you can add meat to it too. If you like pumpkin I am sure you would like this.

  5. Well done, Veron ! Haven't tried this out before. Looks really tempting.
    Enjoy & have a great week ahead dear.
    Blessings, Kristy


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