Rice Noodle Me Hoon, a refreshing vegetarian dish from Sabah
Light and refreshing, it’s something I don’t often come across in Sabah, Malaysia. But Rice Noodle Me Hoon is just that. Yet, surprisingly filling.
It’s also been a long time since I’ve had al dente noodles! Served with fresh crunchy sugar snap peas, shredded carrot and some spicy chili on the side. There’s also an option to have chicken in this dish but the vegetarian choice was great for a change.
Rice noodles by more than one name …
Rice vermicelli, Bee hoon, Cantonese noodles or Mee Hoon noodles? Yes, like many things in Sabah they get a different name depending on where you eat. I’ve had people get fiercely annoyed about Mee Hoon noodles being called Bee Hoon, and vice versa. So, I’m going with what’s in the photo I took, and the corresponding menu!
Eating health is not easy in Sabah, Malaysia or is it?
One side effect of so much great Sabahan food, and it is fantastic, is that you can go overboard. Eating rich foods like Murtabak, Beef Rendang, or even Hainanese Chicken day in day out no matter how good they taste. Or how much walking you can put in, is that it takes it’s tole. And ultimately can leave you wanting something a little lighter.
Rice noodles will do the trick! Often bland or soaked in some oily liquid, Me Hoon rice noodles take things in a different direction. Fresh, crunchy, and light! Yet good enough to keep you going until dinner.
Best of all, they are available at all good corner eateries in Sabah, Malaysia.
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