Keto Singapore-Style Noodles Recipe (Mei Fun)
You never really think about how many noodle dishes there really are – until you’re Keto. Don’t fret, this Keto Singapore-style noodles recipe is just one example of how you can still enjoy pasta dishes on a low carb diet.
What Are Singapore-Style Noodles?
Singapore-style noodles are typically made with really thin rice noodles. The noodles are seasoned with curry, and the dish is finished off with vegetables, scrambled eggs, and meat.
Various types of meat can be used, including chicken, beef, shrimp, or char siu, which is Chinese BBQ pork.
The dish is sometimes called Mei Fun, which translates to rice noodles.
How I Made This Keto
The biggest hurdle with making this dish Keto is, of course, the noodles themselves. There are many ways you can go about it, but I opted for zucchini noodles.
Zucchini has a mild taste and is easy to shape into noodle form, provided you have the right tools. It does have a high water content, so you should be sure to wring out as much moisture as possible before cooking.
Instead of soy sauce, I opted for gluten-free tamari sauce. That will give these “noodles” a great umami flavor.
It’s not uncommon to add sugar to these noodles, but you won’t miss it in this Keto recipe.
Another potential issue with Singapore-style noodles is the cooking oil. When you’re eating out, you typically don’t have much control over what oil is used to prepare the food. And some of the most commonly used oils aren’t great for your health.
Canola oil is a pretty common one in stir-fry recipes, but it’s not a great choice. I use avocado oil instead, which is simply prepared by pressing avocados. It also has a high smoke point, making it a great choice for stir-fry.
Check out this article for an in-depth look at the best fats for Keto.
Keto Diet Food List
One of the tricky parts of Keto is keeping a stash of proper snacks on hand to keep you full. You’ll be less likely to stray into carb-land if you’ve got tasty Keto-friendly options around.
Initially, you may stick to just a few different foods and find yourself bored. This can be a dangerous place because, again, you’ll be more likely to stray if you’re not enjoying your food.
Check out this list of 221 Keto diet foods. You’ll find a wide variety of Keto snacks so you’re sure to find options you like.
A tasty and fast stir-fry fit for Keto.
- 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) avocado oil, to cook with
- 2 zucchinis, shredded (squeeze out as much moisture from it as possible)
- 1 carrot, shredded (squeeze out as much moisture from it as possible)
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 3 eggs, whisked
- 1 chicken breast, diced (or replace with beef or shrimp)
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 chili pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
- 1 Tablespoon curry powder
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) apple cider vinegar
- Add the avocado oil to a hot pan and sauté the diced chicken breast until cooked.
- Remove from the pan and set aside. Then add in the eggs and scramble until mostly cooked.
- Add in the vegetables to the pan along with the spices and seasoning. Then add the chicken breast back in and cook for 5 more minutes.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 6 g
- Calories: 370
- Sugar: 3 g
- Fat: 24 g
- Carbohydrates: 8 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 29 g