Mee siam kuah/gravy (vegetarian)

Main Dish
3 servings
25 min
45 min
Spicy, salty and tangy and a simplified version.


Number of serving: 3

For the kuah/gravy :

10 dried red chillies

5 shallots

1 tbsp taucheo/fermented soy paste

1 lemongrass (add if you have, otherwise omit ; blend/pound/process to a paste)

For others :

Rice noodles (or any other you like - as needed ; blanch to soften)

Tofu pok/white soft tofu (cut into pieces)

Boiled eggs (omit if you are a pure vegetarian)

Bean sprouts (pour hot water over and quickly blanch)

Sawi/Chinese mustard leafy veg (pour hot water over and quickly blanch)

Spring onion (as needed ; slice thinly)

Calamansi lime (as needed)

3 tbsp oil

Salt (as needed ; use sparingly because taucheo is salty)


  • In heated oil, fry gravy paste till aromatic and oil splits.
    Pour enough water.
    Season with salt.
  • Simmer to a boiling point.
    Keep it simmering.
    Assemble noodles with tofu, bean sprouts, egg(s) and spring onion.
  • Pour gravy over and serve with calamansi lime.
    Optional - top with sliced red chillies.


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