Economical Fried Vermicelli 经济炒米粉

Well I think I probably have cooked this a zillion times but surprisingly I’ve never properly documented down the recipe here for even once. LOL. Maybe it’s something that I’ve cooked so often till I could remember the ingredients by heart and doesn’t even need any referrals for once. LOL.

But in the event that I ever gone senile next time (touchwood though!), I guess it’s still good to keep a record of this in my blog so that I could refer back whatever I’ve cooked thus far. An overseas colleague ever asked me why is our fried vermicelli called economical ? I guess it’s probably one of the cheapest breakfast options you can find around in our local stalls in the morning.

But if anyone of you know the history of why we called our fried vermicelli “economical”, please do share with me ya! And we as locals usually love to pair our vermicelli with some fried stuffs liked luncheon meat, egg, sausages, hash potatoes, fish cakes, fish fillets, etc. It’s not exactly the healthiest breakfast options around because of all the fried stuffs that we have it with, but still many of us for sure would certainly have this breakfast option at least once in a week I guess ?

And because it can be cooked up easily too, it also makes good sense if you want to cook up one for yourself at anytime of the day and enjoy it as a lunch or even dinner option liked what I’ve always done !

And this shall be a quick 1-minute cooking video for today ! Though the resolution is not that good because I am using the mobile, but I hope it’s good enough for you to know how to whip up one easy and tasty economical fried vermicelli from home !

Economical Fried Vermicelli 经济炒米粉

Recipe by Eat What TonightCourse: MainCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 tbsp cooking oil

  • 1 serving of vermicelli, soaked in water for 10 mins till softened

  • 1 tsp minced garlic

  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce

  • 1 tbsp light soya sauce

  • 2 tsp sugar

  • Pinch of pepper

  • 75ml water


  • Heat up oil in cooking oil in pan and saute garlic till fragrant.
  • Add vermicelli.
  • Add oyster sauce, light soya sauce, water, sugar and pepper.
  • Use chopsticks to stir fry briefly to mix well.
  • Cover pan and let it simmer briefly for 3 minutes.
  • Stir fry briefly till almost dry. Give it a good shake !
  • Off flame and ready to serve !

Recipe Video


  • You can also add some beansprouts and topped with diced spring onions for extra goodness !

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