Mee Siam , which means “Siamese noodle”, is a dish of thin rice noodles (vermicelli) in spicy, sweet and sour light gravy. It is one of the popular one-dish meals in Singapore and Malaysia. There is also a “dry” version, which is essentially stir frying the rice noodles with the same spices used in the “gravy” version.
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Ever since I had got my taste buds on Mee Siam (with gravy) from a stall run by Chinese at my previous work place (many years ago), I began my look out for Mee Siam that could compare with that I loved. The gravy was sweeter than those from a typical stall run by Malay, and it the thickness was just right.
I found the Mee Siam at Boon Keng market sold by a Chinese couple suited to my preference. However the one from Jurong East market, also sold by a Chinese couple was not to my liking as it had very sour gravy similar to typical Mee Siam found in Hawkers.
Photo: Mee Siam from Jurong East hawker