Monday, August 17, 2009

Stir-Fried Vermicelli With Tomato Sauce

Grandma-in-law used to prepare this dish for our breakfast when we traveled back to in law's place. She stopped cooking since a year ago. She's now 89 years old, wow! Before she retired, she passed on the recipe to me. :-)

I did't follow exactly what grandma-in-law did. In fact, I apply some shortcuts. For example, she used to fry egg, leave it cool, cut it into strips and used it for garnishing. But for me, I just make scrambled eggs to stir-fry with vermicelli. Either way, the noodles tastes good especially with the condiments of tomato ketchup.

Stir-Fried Vermicelli With Tomato Sauce
Serves 2


Vermicelli, adequate amount for 2, soaked and drained
3 Omega 3 eggs
3 clove of garlic, chopped finely
12 prawns, shelled and de-veined
some cabbage, julienne
a handful of bean sprout
sunflower oil


2 & 1/2 tbsp tomato sauce
2 & 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp chili paste


1 stalk of scallion, chopped
some crispy fried shallot


1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok, add the eggs and scramble the eggs until cooked. Dish out and set aside.

2. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in the wok and saute garlic until fragrant. Add the prawns, cabbage, bean sprout and stir fry.

3. Add seasoning. Stir fry for half a minute.

4. Pour in some water and bring to boil. Stir in vermicelli and mix well.

5. Add scrambled egg and stir fry well.

6. Serve on plate, garnish with fried shallots and scallion.

This dish is submitted to Presto Pasta Night #127. Katie is the host of the week.


New Kid on the Blog said...

such dish can have it either on b'fast, lunch or dinner. yummy yummy....

SimpleGirl said...

in fact the biggest challenge I faced frying vermicelli is getting stick on the wok...coz I don't like adding too much oil..if I add water, too watery also not!!!

foodbin said...

very nice looking fried rice vermicelli.

Unknown said...

when come to vermicelli, I get my husband to cook it for me. lol

buzzingbee said...

looks very yummy!!! frying vermicelli takes alot of skill to make sure it won't stick to the pan.

Elin Chia said...

I have never tried frying vermicelli with tomato sauce before :) I think I will try this out. Thanks for sharing this.

Selba said...

The vermicelli pic looks so stunning!

Little Inbox said...

New kid, yes you are right. I cook this for our dinner. With the tomato sauce, the vermicelli is really appetizing.

Simple girl, I'll fry the eggs first before frying the vermicelli. This tends to reduce the % of sticky to the wok.

foodbin, :) thanks.

Little Inbox said...

Food Paradise, oh you're so lucky. Unlike you, my hubby just know how to make burger for me. Ramly burger nia, sob sob. :(

buzzingbee, practice makes a perfect fried vermicelli.

Elin, no problem. We learn from each other.

Selba, thanks for your compliment.

noobcook said...

looks really delicious. I love the generous toppings :)

Dora said...

Surprisingly, it don't look red though tomato sauce is added. I like mee goreng with tomato sauce. :D

daphne said...

Oh yes! carbs for breakie- I miss that! I like noodles of any kind!

Little Inbox said...

Noobcook, I love it in this way too. :)

Dora, I didn't add lot's of it, just 2 and a half spoons.

Daphne, me too. I prefer noodles than rice.

Food For Tots said...

I am not good at stir-frying noodles. Your dish looks very tasty and appetizing!! I start to feel hungry now....

worldwindows said...

I enjoyed fried noodles and I do dish it out once a while. The most important part is the water before the noodles. Once dried and noodles fried it will be fluffy and taste good with the absorption!

Elin Chia said...

Hi Little Inbox,

I love your blog and I have passed the award to you. Thanks for sharing so many nice and delicious recipes with us. Pls do drop bu and check it out. Thanks


Steven Goh said...

short cut? will the end result still be the same or will that be better? this is the style of master chef :)

Ruth Daniels said...

lovely dish. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

A Scientist in the Kitchen said...

This sounds like a refreshing noodle dish!


Joanne said...

I really like this homemade take on ketchup especially since I hate store-bought ketchup. What a great dish!

Unknown said...

Family recipes are great and a treasure. Thanks for sharing with PPN. Your dish looks fantastic!

pigpigscorner said...

This spells yum! Love how mountainous it looks =)


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