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Singapore noodles

Ken Hoffman | Mar 7, 2002 04:50 PM

From the Straits Cafe website:
SINGAPORE NOODLES

"Singapore noodles" exist in the same universe as do "English" muffins and "Danish" pastries-- foods named in honor of countries but which are unknown to citizens of those respective countries. [grin] Outside Singapore, though, this tasty concoction is well-known and is said to be illustrative of the Lion City's multi-cultural heritage. There are Chinese, Malay and Indian culinary influences all served to you on one plate! (Hey! There's another misnomer for you. The only lions that have ever existed in Singapore live at the zoo. What's up with that?)

OK I admit it. I love Singapore noodles and I am being
constantly chided by my Asian friends for indulging my whitebread tastes. The best I ever had were served up at the Gouremt Carousel on San Antonio Road in Los Altos. It was a small place, mostly warming pan fast food but upon request they would whip up curried rice vermicelli with generous roated pork morsels, plump shrimp, fresh scallions and egg. Lots and lots of curry. Alas they are long gone....

Any advice where to secure great Singapore noodles? No geographic restrictions.

Also does anyone know of their origin? Is this dish served in Asia? Is it recognized as authentic?

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