Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fried Vermicelli with XO Sauce

This is simple fried vermicelli with XO sauce. XO sauce is a spicy seafood sauce. It was developed in the 1980’s in Hong Kong for Cantonese cuisine. This sauce is made from dry scallop, dried shrimp, ham, shallots, garlic, dried chili etc. XO sauce is used as a condiment on the side of main dishes or used in cooking to enhance the flavor. I made some XO sauce the other day and used it to fry vermicelli. XO sauce can be found at most Asian grocery stores shelves. If any of you like the recipe for the XO sauce do let me know and I will post it here.

Ingredients:

2 pieces of dry vermicelli/bee hoon – soak in warm water until soft
1 piece chicken breast – sliced thinly and marinate with a bit of soy sauce and pepper
2 cups of Napa cabbage or any veggie of your choice
1 small carrot – julienned
A small onion – slice thinly
2 eggs
3 cloves of garlic
4 tbsp of XO sauce
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Some green onions for garnish

1. Heat up a wok with a tbsp of oil. Scramble the eggs and remove and set it aside. In the same wok, add in some oil. Stir fry onion and garlic until fragrant and lightly brown.
2. Add in chicken and stir fry until the chicken changes color. Add in the carrot and napa cabbage. Stir fry for a minute.
3. Add in the XO sauce, soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir well; add in vermicelli stir until well combined. If it gets too dry, drizzle in some water. Mix well, add in the scramble eggs and continues to stir fry for a few minutes.
4. Dish out and garnish with some green onions. Serve warm.

18 comments:

Food For Tots said...

Wow! Homemade XO sauce? I love it but never thought of making it. Looking forward to your XO sauce recipe. The taste of this fried vermicelli must be EXCELLENT by using your own XO sauce!

pigpigscorner said...

love xo sauce! Please post the recipe, would love to know how to mkae it!

The Little Teochew said...

I agree with every word FFT said. Homemade XO sauce?! You're amazing! The beehoon looks super delicious.

Jane of All Trades said...

Gert, your beehoon looks superdelicious. I'm really drooling now.. esp when I've only had a cup of teh boh for breakfast.

Debbie said...

I've never heard of xo sauce but I know I would love that dish. We have a huge Asian grocery store nearby that I'm sure would have that sauce. Your coconut jam cakes also look terrific. Such good recipes!

mycookinghut said...

XO sauce... I thought I have seen that in Chinese supermarket and never knew how to make it!! I would love to know how to make it!!
Gert, do you think I can use XO sauce for crispy duck with the pancakes?

Rate This Recipe said...

I am currently having the same dish for lunch while reading your blog, it's leftover from Chinese restaurant. This one isn't good like the usual "Singapore Fried Vermicelli" grew up eating... This one taste bad mainly because the chinese bbq prok they used are crappy tasting...

I'm glad I find your version, may be it will taste better because yours doesn't require shredded good chinese bbq pork.

Shereen said...

Che,
Finally your XO sauce makes an appearance.Please do post the recipe for it.This XO sauce ada rasa pedas sikit tak?Can't remember if I had it before or not.As usual,anything you cook look so delicious.....especially when I tengah makan oats for breakfast...hahahaha.Thanks again for posting this.

meeso said...

Yum, I will have to pick up some XO sauce!

(( Ms. K )) said...

I love xo sauce.
One day I will get around to actually learn how to make it.

tracieMoo said...

I really like this dish :)

Anncoo said...

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Little Corner of Mine said...

Simply divine! I love XO sauce!

ICook4Fun said...

Food For Tots, I will post the XO sauce recipe soon.

Pigpigcorner, I will post it up soon.

Little Teochew, thank you.

JOAT, thank you.

Debbie, thank you.

Leemei, yes you can pot some of the sauce in the pancake. I will post the recipe soon.

Rate This Recipe, I never like the noodles from the take out place. Why don't you try cooking it yourself. It is not that difficult :)

Shereen, yeap this sauce has a bit of spiciness in it. I will post the recipe soon.

Meeso, do try the XO sauce out. There are good.

Ms K, come back for the recipe soon :)

Traciemoo, thank you.

Anncoo, thanks for the award.

LCOM, me too :)

MaryMoh said...

Bee hoon is always such a great comfort food....easy to cook and easy to serve. A great party item too. I love yours here....lovely colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

Sonia said...

After make my own XO sauce, I will try this meehoon too.Thanks again.

Beachlover said...

I love mihoon and now looking at your mihoon make me drooling big time!

Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88 said...

I am craving for one now look at your picture!