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Wat Tan Hor Fun ~ Flat rice noodles

Wat Tan Hor Fun literally means flat rice noodles with smooth egg sauce.  There are 2 types of Hor Fun ~ flat rice noodles.  The thin and soft smooth ones are specially made to go with a soup base while the broader and thicker one is meant for stir-frying, which is the type that I'm using for this dish.

Heat up a pan with some oil, loosen up the noodles and stir-fry, add in some light and dark soya sauce.  Pan fry till the edges are a bit burnt.  Dish up onto plate and set aside.  Cook the meat, prawns in some water, throw in the vegetables and make the gravy, thicken it ......... break in the eggs, stir till cooked and pour over the fried noodles.  It's that easy!

This is another one-dish meal which I often make when I'm feeling a wee bit lazy to cook a 3 course dinner!

  • 500 gm flat rice noodles ~ hor fun (thick type)
  • 250 gm pork fillet
  • 200 gm prawns
  • 300 gm choy sam, cut to 2.1/5 inch lengths
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tsp cornflour + 2 Tbsp water for thickening
  • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • Some dark soya sauce
  • Salt/light soya sauce to taste 
Seasoning for pork
  • 1 tsp each of  - light soya sauce, sugar and sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp each of  - salt and dark soya sauce
  • A dash of pepper
Seasoning for prawns
  • 1/2 tsp each of  - salt and sugar
  • A dash of pepper
  1. Heat up a pan with a bit of oil, loosen up the noodles and stir-fry with a bit of light and dark soya sauce.  Fry till the edges of the noodles are a bit burnt to get a smoked taste.  Dish out and place on serving plate.
  2. In a wok, pour in 3 cups of water, bring to the boil, add in oyster sauce, a bit of sugar and meat.  Cook till the meat is tender.
  3. Add in the choy sam and prawns.
  4. Thicken the gravy with the cornflour mixture, add salt. light soya sauce to taste.
  5. Turn off heat, break in the eggs, give it a quick stir to cook.
  6. Ladle the gravy onto the fried hor fun.
  7. Serve hot with some chopped red or bird eye chillies.


  1. Yum! I love this! My hubs love this too. The gravy is so thick and eggy...delicious.

  2. I like one-dish meal! And I want more flat rice noodles!

  3. This looks delicious...nice pics too.

  4. my favourite dish and I like it with pickle green chilies. It looks so good!

  5. wow... definitely will taste better than any clubs! makes me yearn for a fried koay teow now..

  6. My mister is so good at making this as well.

  7. Wow! That is my favorite, I always ordered that whenever we eat out.Now I can try cooking my own! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Hey, Cheah, you'll get lots of hugs from my girls if you cook this for them. They are crazy over this. How infectious...I'm crazy over it too...haha. I have to cook this soon. I'll put a lot of prawns :D

  9. wow and yum! i love Wat Dan with minced beef and peas over rice, and i want to have your hor fun now!

  10. pigpigscorner
    Looks like this is a hot favourite with many readers!

    I'm always game on one-dish meal!

    Thanks, Bo!

    3 hungry tummies
    I didn't have pickled green chillies, so make do with bird eye chillies and some fresh chopped garlic!

    The old caterer makes good wat tan hor in Ipoh Club, now not anymore.

    You have a very handy man in the house! Lucky!

    This is as easy as ABC!

    Wow, king prawns, more yummy!

    Oh yes, wat tan beef with rice is also tasty.

  11. This is one noodles that I can eat everyday. I too cook noodles on my lazy days :)

  12. I will try this recipe tonight. My husband loves Wan Tan Hor Fun, therefore, I would like to master this dish.

    Your recipe looks terrific & easy to cook.

    Thank you for your sharing.



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