Mee siam is a popular dish in both Malay and Nyonya cuisine. In Malay cuisine, the dish is typically served with a tangy and spicy gravy. In Nyonya cuisine however, mee siam is more commonly served dry, stir-fried with a blend of spices, chilli paste, tamarind juice, and a variety of vegetables and proteins. It is known for its complex and bold flavours, as well as its ability to be customised to individual tastes. A delicious and satisfying dish, here are 10 places to get your fix of dry fried mee siam in Singapore!
Originally a home-based business, Shibapo now has their own outlet at Kaki Bukit. Known for their dry fried mee siam, every strand of bee hoon is coated with their special chilli paste which gives it the perfect mix of tanginess, fragrance and heat. For those who love spice, you can mix it with some of their spicy, sour chilli sauce which transforms into a super-charged mee siam that should only be eaten with a cold drink and tissues to wipe away your sweat.
Address: 1 Kaki Bukit View #01-01, Techview Building, Singapore 415941
Opening Hours: 10 am–6 pm daily
The Royals Cafe is a popular Halal bakery famous for their Nyonya Mee Siam and Fried Mee Siam. The latter is made with at least 12 different spices and ingredients to make a tasty rempah paste which is then used to fry the bee hoon, ensuring a truly fried mee siam that you just won’t get enough!
Address: 19 Upper E Coast Rd, Singapore 455209
Opening Hours: 9:30 am–9 pm daily
For most diners, Eurasian fare is uncharted territory. The fusion between Portuguese recipes and Malaysian and Indian spices is as unique as it is exciting, and this laid-back diner off Ceylon Road is happy to be your guide. The Dry Mee Siam includes prawns and quail eggs, and topped off with a squeeze of lime it’s a simply delectable plate.
Address: 139 Ceylon Rd, Level 1 Eurasian Community House, Singapore 429744
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–2:30 pm, 5:30–10:30 pm daily
National Kitchen by Violet Oon serves a Dry Mee Siam that is made with a rempah of tamarind and tau cheo (salted soy beans). Instead of the usual spicy, sour, and soupy sauce you get, you will be able to chow down your mee siam with less mess and gravy splashes – a win-win situation!
Address: 1 St Andrew's Rd, #02–01, Singapore 178957
Opening Hours: 12–5 pm, 6–10:30 pm daily
Try out HarriAnns’ traditional Nonya Dry Mee Siam! Served with fresh prawns, crunchy bean curd, egg slices and a splash of lime alongside fried vermicelli, it is completed with a dollop of spicy sambal chilli and a sprinkle of fresh chives.
Address: Multiple outlets
Toastbox’s version of Fried Mee Siam is served with a slice of luncheon meat and fried hard-boiled egg. With tangy and spicy notes, this makes a yummy lunch or tea time snack paired with a cup of kopi or teh!
Address: Multiple outlets
Golden Pillow 933’s signature Dry Fried Mee Siam is a favourite amongst many! A hint of heat from the chilies, a touch of lime, and all the other spices come together to make this dry version of Mee Siam so tantalising!
Address: 1 Kaki Bukit Road 1, Enterprise One #05-11, 415934
Opening Hours: 9 am–9 pm daily
Located at Bedok 85, Omage Foods’ Dry Mee Siam features fried bee hoon coated in their special rempah, assam and a splash of lime. Guaranteed to send your salivary glands into overdrive!
Address: 85 Bedok North Street 4, #01-69, Singapore 460085
Opening Hours: 7 am–2 pm Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
If you’re having a home or office gathering and looking to cater some food, Spice Village is a reputable caterer that’s been around since 1999 and is renowned for their dishes such as Nasi Ambeng, Laksa, and of course their Dry Fried Mee Siam!
Address: 3015 Bedok North Street 5, #02-03, Singapore 486350
Opening Hours: 7 am–7 pm daily
Another caterer provider, HungryBBQ not only provides hassle free, premium BBQ food selection, they also have a variety of cooked food selection which includes their Signature Dry Fried Mee Siam. With a tangy, sweet and mildly spicy taste profile, it is sure to be a hit with the crowd!
Address: 1012 Aljunied Ave 3, #01-27, Singapore 389935
Opening Hours: 9:30 am–6 pm