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Bihun goreng

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Bihun goreng
CourseMain course
Region or stateMaritime Southeast Asia
Associated cuisineIndonesia, Malaysia, Singapore
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsRice vermicelli

Bihun goreng, bee hoon goreng or mee hoon goreng refers to a dish of fried noodles cooked with rice vermicelli in both the Indonesian and Malay languages. In certain countries, such as Singapore, the term goreng is occasionally substituted with its English equivalent for the name of the dish.[1]

There is no single defined recipe for the dish, and its composition and preparation varies greatly from household to household in all relevant cultural and linguistic regions, which may include vegetarian versions.[2][3][4]



In Indonesian cuisine, bihun goreng is associated with Chinese Indonesian and Javanese cuisine. Like mie goreng or kwetiau goreng, bihun goreng is usually seasoned with sweet soy sauce and bumbu.[5] Typical ingredients involved in its preparation include garlic, onion or shallots, fried prawn, chicken, beef, or sliced bakso (meatballs), chili, Chinese cabbage, cabbages, tomatoes, egg, and other vegetables. The dish may be accompanied with acar and garnished with fried shallots.[6][7][8]


Noteworthy variants of the dish found in Malaysia include bihun goreng utara or Northern-style fried rice vermicelli, which refers to its prevalence in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia. A popular breakfast food and snack, it is fried to a dry texture, and seasoned with chilli powder and chives.[9]


In Singapore, rice vermicelli is locally known and spelled as bee hoon, mee hoon, or mai fun.[1][10] The dish is generally prepared mild without any spicy seasonings, and is a popular option for breakfast.[11]


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  1. ^ a b KW Kwan (November 13, 2017). "Singapore noodles recipe (rice vermicelli) – How to stir-fry". Tasteasianfood.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  2. ^ "Fried Vegetarian Bee Hoon (Rice Vermicelli)". Ajinomoto Malaysia. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Chicken and Vegetables Fried Bihun (Rice Vermicelli)". Nestlé Malaysia. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  4. ^ Mastura Abu Kassim (March 5, 2018). "Petua Mudah Buat Bihun Goreng Sedap Dan Lembut, Untuk Beginner Baru Belajar Masak!". Rasa.my (in Malay). Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  5. ^ Tim Dapur DeMedia (2010). Aneka Masakan Mi, Bihun, & Kwetiau Populer (in Indonesian). DeMedia. ISBN 9789791471985.
  6. ^ "Resep Bihun Goreng Jawa yang Sederhana dan Praktis Banget!". idntimes.com (in Indonesian). 2020-12-30. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  7. ^ Tantri Setyorini (2019-12-09). "5 Resep Bihun Goreng Enak, dari Bihun Goreng Jawa, Aceh, sampai Korea". Merdeka.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  8. ^ "5 Cara Membuat Bihun Goreng Spesial Aneka Bumbu, Nikmatnya Bikin Nagih". ijn.co.id (in Indonesian). 2020-09-12. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  9. ^ Liza Zainol (November 13, 2017). "Northern-Style Fried Rice Vermicelli (Bihun Goreng Utara)". Kuali.com. The Star. Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  10. ^ Singapore, National Library Board. "Mee siam - Infopedia". eresources.nlb.gov.sg. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  11. ^ "Bihun Goreng Singapore" (in Malay). Ajinomoto Malaysia. Retrieved 30 March 2021.