Archive for July 23rd, 2007

loh shu fun aka tear drop noodles, originally uploaded by pearlyn83.

Loh Shu Fun (direct translation would be rat tail’s noodle) is my favourite noodle. Back home in KL, I would often request to have my noodles swapped with Loh Shu Fun. It’s been about 4 years since I’ve had it. The closest thing to it was the laksa noodles from the Chinese Emporium. One day, I was talking to the lady boss at the chi empo and she asked what I was gonna do with the laksa noodles I bought. I said to make laksa and if there are leftovers then to fry. I told her I miss loh shu fun so this was the best substitute. She told me that the shop actually sells it but not regularly. Since then, everytime I go to chi empo, I’d check if they had any in stock but each time I leave disappointed. A couple of weeks ago, I promised to cook Asam Laksa for a couple of friends so I went down to Moonah to get the noodles. I opened the refrigerator and just grabbed a pack of noodles without thinking. As we were queueing, I picked up the noodles and realised I had taken the wrong one – I actually took loh shu fun instead! I was so excited, I had to buy it even though it cost me $4.20! Finally, I can cook proper Fried Loh Shu Fun! mmmm….


  • Loh Shu Fun
  • Mince pork/chicken
  • Garlic, minced
  • Bean sprouts
  • Dark and light soy sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Kicap manis
  • Oyster sauce
  • Sesame oil


  • Season mince with soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, salt, pepper and sesame oil.
  • Boil a kettle of water and soak noodles for about 5 minutes. Drain well.
  • Heat wok with oil. Fry garlic till frgrant.
  • Add meat and fry till nearly cook. Add noodles. Fry and add seasoning according to taste.
  • Lastly, toss in the bean sprouts and fry briefly. Serve hot.

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