Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Home-Cook Char Hor Fun (炒河粉)

Home-Cook Char Hor Fun

I was so in the mood of preparing "Char Hor Fun" this afternoon, simply did it by sight and taste with the ingredients we have in the pantry. And I replaced the hor fun with vermicelli (or whichever Chinese noodles that you prefer) instead, since we got none at home. Hope you enjoy the recipe below! =)

Home-Cook Char Hor Fun

To prepare the fried vermicelli:
1. Soak the vermicelli in warm water until soft. Drain the water and set aside.
2. Heat up a wok and add some cooking oil. Toss in the vermicelli and do a quick stir.
3. Add light soy source and dark soy sauce and continue to stir the vermicelli until the sauces are well blended with the vermicelli.
4. Continue to stir until the vermicelli are lightly burned or charred. Dish up and set aside.

Home-Cook Char Hor Fun

To prepare the gravy:
1. Add some oil in a wok and stir-fry the minced garlic until fragrant.
2. Add in pork belly and do a quick stir and pour 1 nip of Chinese wine around the wok / pan.
3. Add in water (enough to cover the vermicelli) immediately.
4. Add in seasonings like chicken broth, fish sauce, pepper powder, light soy sauce, salt, and bring it to boil.
5. Add in prawns, fish balls, Kai-lan (Chinese broccoli), eggs (optional) and do another quick stir.
6. Add in starch mixture to thicken the gravy.
7. Pour the gravy and toppings on the vermicelli. Serve hot.

Home-Cook Char Hor Fun

Tada!~ Here comes my home cooked Char Hor Fun for two =D~


  1. I really wish to try your meal, look so so so delicious! Can go open kedai liao dear~ thumbs up!

  2. Girl,how come the Hor Fun is not the big thick Hor Fun?

  3. Char Hor Fun for two? the portions is big..

  4. wow, Christina cooking class, the hor-fun looks nice too ! Lucky boyfriend.

  5. elims Chuang Kuang Hong 庄光宏:
    Thanks! I like cooking but not being rushed to cook for others =p

    I wanted to make Ying Yong Wat Tan Hor at first, but we didn't have any Hor Fun at home during that time, so just used whatever we had in the kitchen =)

    Yvon S:
    It could feed more than two persons actually, and we didn't manage to finish it all =x

    Thanks, Andy ;)

  6. Is Hor Fun the same as Ho Fun? What about chillies? Looks great.

    1. Hi there, thanks! Ho Fun (in Cantonese) / Hor Fun (in Hokkien) / He Fen (in Mandarin) is actually the same thing being called differently in various Chinese dialects, that's all ;)

      The dish can also be served with cut chillies and fish sauce or light soy sauce as you like, cheers!


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