Singapore Mai Fun? Mei Fun? Mei Fan? Mai fan? Seems like there are a million ways to spell this, and I have NO idea which is right! I would guess “Mai Fun”, but the restaurant I usually order this at, it’s “Mai Fan”. Ack!
No matter how you spell it, this is my very favorite Asian takeout dish of all time. I’ll never forget the first time I had it – it was at a little restaurant called “Magic Wok” in St John’s Newfoundland, over a decade ago. I’d made the mistake of ordering it “hot”, and… I’ve never been in so much spice-related pain in my life. My mouth was burning, and I SWEAR my tears had fire in them, also. It took hours to dissipate.
… holy crap, was it EVER good, though!
From then on – til I moved to Minnesota, anyway – whenever, wherever I ordered it, I asked for “medium” heat. (In Minnesota, “hot” means something very different than the rest of the world, and you basically have to specify “Hot-hot, not “Minnesota hot”, LOL!). SO good.
Feeling too lazy to go out one day, I decided to make my own “wing it” version. While this won’t leave you in pain for hours, this version is full of flavor and sure to become a favorite for any fan of the dish.
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