Today it’s Chinese New Year, and our Feasts on the Street challenge will see our 3 teams of amateur chefs compete at one of London’s biggest food markets in a bid to become street food entrepreneurs. Watch the episode next week to see who walks away with that foodie trip of a lifetime to Hong Kong.

And you can be a Chinese New Year culinary star yourself with this nutritious, delicious, Singapore Chicken Noodle recipe from Amoy.

Despite the name, Singapore noodles were originally introduced by Fujianese sailors to Singapore and South East Asia during the Ming Dynasty, and the recipe centres around "mee-fun," thin vermicelli rice noodles.

This flavourful dish gets a protein boost from lean chicken and plenty of colour thanks to mangetout and red peppers, as well as a couple of dashes of Amoy Dark Soy Sauce, which helps to bring out the sweetness and richness of your cooking and deepens the colour of the dish.

singapore chicken noodles

Soy sauce originated in China in the 2nd century before spreading throughout the rest of Asia. The main difference between Chinese soy sauce and Japanese soy sauce is that in addition to soy beans, salt and water, wheat is added to Japanese soy sauce.

Dark soy sauce is a must for meat dishes and marinades, and is also a tasty way to get an unexpected health kick: according to a study at the National University of Singapore, dark soy sauce can contain 10 times more antioxidant levels than red wine. Soybeans are also high in fibre, protein and essential amino acids.

If you're concerned about your sodium intake, you can always swap for Amoy's Reduced Salt Soy Sauce, with 25% less salt and all of the flavour.

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Singapore Chicken Noodles

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2 people

Ingredients

Spice mix for the chicken

400g chicken breast, skin removed, sliced into 1cm strips

¼ teaspoon turmeric

¼ teaspoon dried chilli flakes

¼ teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon of Amoy Dark Soy Sauce

For the stir fry

2 tablespoons sunflower oil

1 inch piece of fresh root ginger, grated

2 cloves garlic, crushed, peeled and finely chopped

1 tablespoon rice wine or vegetable stock

1 medium red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced

150g mange tout, washed, drained, whole

1 pack Amoy Sweet Thai Chilli Stir Fry Sauce

2 x 150g packs of Amoy Singapore Curry Noodles

1 tablespoon of Amoy Dark Soy Sauce

50g roasted salted cashew nuts

Method

1. Prepare the vegetables.

2. Make the spice rub for the chicken breast. Using your

fingers, work the spice mix into the chicken and leave

to rest for 5 minutes.

3. Heat a wok over high heat and add the sunflower oil, giving

it a swirl to coat the sides of the wok (or pan). Add the spiced

chicken slices and stir fry for a few seconds to release their

aroma and flavour into the oil (letting it settle in the wok for

a few seconds before flipping the meat and tossing it so it

colours and caramelises at the edges). As the chicken starts

to brown, add the rice wine or vegetable stock. Season the

chicken with 1 teaspoon of Amoy Dark Soy Sauce to enrich

the colour. Quickly follow with the red pepper and mange

tout and toss, cooking for 1 minute. Add the Amoy Sweet

Thai Chilli Stir Fry Sauce and Amoy Singapore Curry Noodles

and toss well together, cooking for another minute until all the

ingredients are coated well in the sauce. Remove from the

heat and season with 1 more tablespoon of Amoy Dark Soy

Sauce. Add the roasted salted cashew nuts.

4. To serve, ladle and divide the noodles onto two serving

plates, and eat immediately.

Don't miss Ching-He Huang's easy video on how to prepare this delicious dinner dish. If you want to add a zesty finish, she suggests squeezing half a lime over each portion.