Mee Siam

Rice Noodles in Spicy Tamarind Gravy

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in
The Food of Singapore: Simple Street Food Recipes from the Lion City

By Djoko Wibisono

Published 2015

  • About

This Nonya specialty—noodles in a spicy sweet and sour broth—is a popular snack at food stalls throughout Singapore.


  • 30 dried chillies (about 100 g), cut into lengths, deseeded and soaked in water to soften
  • 3 tablespoons


  1. Prepare the Sambal Belachan by following the instructions. Grind the dried chillies to a paste in a blender, transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Prepare the Sauce by grinding the dried prawns, candlenuts, shallots, garlic and belachan in a blender, adding a little oil if necessary to keep the blades turning. Heat th