Sardine Fried Mee Hoon

This is one of my family favorite way of stir fry
vermicelli(mee hoon) when you don't have much ingredient in hand but just a canned of sardine fish in tomato sauce. I honestly not sure where this dish come from or whether this is pretty common dish in Malaysia but it seems all my family members even my cousin sister who doesn't know anything about cooking knows how to prepare this dish. When I introduce this to my husband few years ago, he love it and also love the fact how easy it is to prepare this. So these days, we always make sure we have some canned sardine at home just in case if we run out of food.
My family always uses a very fine vermicelli when they prepared this dish. In the state, i am able to find all sort of vermicelli available in the Asian market but after try with all different kind of vermicelli, i think i found my favorite brand and have been using it since then.


  • 200g vermicelli
  • 1 canned regular Sardine fish in tomato sauce
  • Bean Spout or chinese mustard green
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • soy source
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • Soak vermicelli in water until soft and remove from the soaking water.
    Heat oil in the pan, add in onion and stir fry until soft
  • Add in sardine fish and stir fry for a minute
  • Add vermicelli and mix well for about 5 minutes. ( if you use the thinner type of vermicelli, the tend get cook very fast)
  • Add in bean spout, soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste
  • garnish with some scramble egg


coveredgirl said...

Hi! I just came across your website from Little Corner of Mine. This picture makes my mouth water. I have to try it tomorrow..This is my first time hearing about vermicelli with sardines but it looks so easy to make...

cocoa said...

Let me know how you like it.