60 ways to serve up instant noodles

Singaporeans love their instant noodles and they consume them by the tonne. We mean it.

According to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority, about 12,600 tonnes of instant noodles were imported last year.

Hence, Cook Mee: 60 Recipes To Jazz Up Your Instant Noodles, the latest e-book from The Straits Times, aims to help noodle lovers find new ways to enjoy their favourite dish.

The multimedia e-book is free to download with The Straits Times' Star E-books app, which is available from the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.

The e-book is conveniently divided into six chapters, with Chinese, Malay, Indian, Peranakan, Asian (Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese) and Western variations on an instant noodle dish.

Inspired by a popular cover story written for Sunday Life! in 2007, which offered readers 50 instant noodle recipes, the e-book contains a mix of old and new recipes.


    • Go to the iTunes App Store on your iPad or to the Google Play store on your Android tablet or smartphone.

    • Type "The Straits Times Star" to search for The Straits Times Star e-books app.

    • Download it to your iPad or Android device.

    • Go to "I'm just browsing".

    You will find Cook Mee: 60 Recipes To Jazz Up Your Instant Noodles inside.

They are contributed by some of Singapore's best chefs, as well as The Straits Times' own staff, including food editor Tan Hsueh Yun.

A quick twist to the humble dish comes from The Straits Times' restaurant critic Wong Ah Yoke, who has a recipe called Crabmeat Mee Pok With XO Sauce.

For more adventurous home cooks, chef Vikas Kumar from Shahi Maharani North Indian Restaurant will demonstrate in a video how to use crushed purple wheat instant noodles as a crunchy coating for aloo tikki, the traditional Indian potato cutlet.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2015, with the headline '60 ways to serve up instant noodles'. Print Edition | Subscribe