Route 79

Reflections on a bus journey home

From London: By a British, European, 2nd-Generation Indian. Probably confused - but proud to be them all! Half of my journey to and from work is a 20-30 minute bus ride: London Bus Route 79 - between Alperton in West London and Kingsbury in North West London. I very frequently get pissed-off and frustrated waiting around in the DARK, WET and COLD - waiting for the 79 to turn up. But I have to be eternally grateful for the quality thinking time I get to myself.
Singapore Noodles
Posted on October 17 2007 by Jag @ 10:04 pm

I LOVE Singapore Fried Noodles. I usually get this tasty dish from my local Chinese takeway when I come home late after work and there’s no concept of a dinner at home for me to prepare or reheat. Well recently I had an urge to cook this favourite dish of mine from scratch – all by myself. And so I did. And what a thoroughly enjoyable experience it was. If you like Indian-Chinese “fusion” type stuff then you will love Singapore Fried Noodle. Why not have a go at making it yourself? Click here to see how I did it.

Singapore Fried Noodles!
(Taken with my cameraphone as I served it out ready to eat!)

It was ace. Makes me hungry just thinking about it.



  1. Looks yummy. Recently tried your Aloo Gobi and Yellow Dal and Stuffed Peppers. Delicious ! One request. Could you post the recipe for Dal Makhani. Thanks a lot.


    Comment kindly left by Sonali — October 18, 2007 @ 4:26 am

  2. One of these days I’ll get round to attempting one of your dishes. Have you considered doing a cookery book?!

    Comment kindly left by Gus — October 18, 2007 @ 10:12 am

  3. Avery nice recipe and very nicely explained too! thank you!

    Comment kindly left by jyothi — October 18, 2007 @ 1:06 pm

  4. Came across your recipes while looking for a really good fries chicken recipes. UK expat now based in California. Love the pics, makes me miss home so much. I’m looking forward to trying some of these dishes.

    Comment kindly left by SShehnaaz — October 18, 2007 @ 10:54 pm

  5. Thanks Sonali! I will look into dal makhani too.

    Gus: A book? Well, one day if I get fed up of doing this “out of the goodness of my heart” I might! :-)

    Thanks Jyothi!

    Sshehnaaz: Thanks and hope you do get to try some, apologies for making you miss home! :-)

    Comment kindly left by Jag — October 19, 2007 @ 9:31 am

  6. I love the step by step shots…. ever dropped your phone into the pan ?

    I bought the Wagamama noodle book on a recent trip back to London… I can get most of the ingredients here, but the French… you know, they have their cuisine and so really don’t cater for anyone elses… rather like in Italy and Spain… but have created some fabulous flavours…. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Comment kindly left by pondlife — October 29, 2007 @ 9:09 pm

  7. Hey Pondlife, we enjoy eating at Wagamama occasionally. Well, I have to admit I’ve never been too enamoured by French food, but Italian and Spanish I love …

    Comment kindly left by Jag — October 30, 2007 @ 12:55 pm

  8. Just finished eating the noodles. Very nice! The chicken was delecious after marinating. Thank you!!! I got my vegitables from the local supermarket on the reduced section, which make the dish very cheap and quick to prepare.

    Comment kindly left by Anna — November 17, 2007 @ 6:01 pm

  9. they look lush!
    the step by step instructions are very good.
    one day i will make them for my family.

    they look like something of WAGAMAMA!=]
    very well explained and great pics…

    well done
    keep it up

    Comment kindly left by leila — November 18, 2007 @ 3:13 pm

  10. Thanks Anna! Reduced section veg too – always satisfying when that happens! :-)

    Leila: Thank you! :-)

    Comment kindly left by Jag — November 19, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

  11. Can’t wait to try this recipe:0 Thanks

    Comment kindly left by Ocean — November 20, 2007 @ 9:51 pm

  12. Thanks for your comment Ocean! Le us know if you try it and how it turned out!

    Comment kindly left by Jag — November 22, 2007 @ 8:53 pm

  13. I am drooling like Homer SImpson just looking at this recipe.. I will try this for sure :-)

    Comment kindly left by Doug — January 2, 2008 @ 1:34 am

  14. Hahaha! Doug: hope it works out well for you if you do try it out!

    Comment kindly left by Jag — January 4, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

  15. I love the resumption of your recipe posting! I’ve tried about half of your recipes, and they always come out great — I’ll definitely try this one soon, it looks delicious. I also second the cookbook idea :)

    Comment kindly left by David — January 6, 2008 @ 9:56 pm

  16. Cheers David!

    Comment kindly left by Jag — January 6, 2008 @ 10:50 pm

  17. any chance of a recipe of lamb saag, thanks.
    just found the website

    Comment kindly left by ARUNAAAAA — January 24, 2008 @ 6:57 pm

  18. Hi Aruna, lamb saag (saag gosht) is not something I have actually tried making myself, but if I do I will surely post the method up here at some point in the future! Thanks for the comment! :-)

    Comment kindly left by Jag — January 24, 2008 @ 9:00 pm

  19. Hi

    Have been reading your recipe posts for ages but havent commented before. Tried your pilchard rice. Love it. So simple to make. Will def be trying more….esp the keema. :))


    Comment kindly left by Varsha — January 27, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

  20. Thanks Varsha! Pilchard Rice is one of my favourites too. All the best!

    Comment kindly left by Jag — January 27, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

  21. Absolutely love your site!
    Also just thought it’d be fun for you to know, that Singapore Noodles can’t be found in Singapore.

    Comment kindly left by amelia — February 21, 2008 @ 4:21 pm

  22. Cheers Amelia! Yes, I figured that Singapore Noodles are probably a Western European invention!

    Comment kindly left by Jag — February 21, 2008 @ 9:07 pm

  23. I don’t know where i’d be without this website/blog. I’ve been reading this for ages and thought it was about time I said thanks. Your singapore noodles are the best!!!

    Comment kindly left by Gail — April 13, 2008 @ 4:37 pm

  24. Wow, thanks you for such kind feedback Gail! Glad to be of some assistance too! :-) All the best to you and yours.

    Comment kindly left by Jag — April 15, 2008 @ 7:53 pm

  25. Looks great , sounds easy enough, cant wait to try it. Your step by step guide was explained perfectly, I cant go wrong (can I?) um……

    Comment kindly left by Shazza — April 23, 2008 @ 12:04 am

  26. Hi Shazza: you can’t go wrong! :-) (Best of luck!)

    Comment kindly left by Jag — April 27, 2008 @ 10:13 pm

  27. have been looking for a singapore noodle recipe for tonights tea, and finally came across yours. i love the effort you have put into your recipes, the pictures and step by step process. its great! will try this and no doubt be back for another idea, keep up the good work, fab.

    Comment kindly left by vicki — December 17, 2008 @ 3:04 pm

  28. Thanks Vicki! Hope it turns out good for you if you try it!

    Comment kindly left by Jag — December 18, 2008 @ 9:53 am

  29. Should be working but trawling your recipes for inspiration instead…………….. will send you some Scottish/Jamaican recipes soon!


    Comment kindly left by Gail — February 4, 2009 @ 10:53 am

  30. Great! Look forward to it Gail!

    Comment kindly left by Jag — February 17, 2009 @ 5:36 pm

  31. Am I the only one that thinks the marinade for this smells a bit…nasty? It works out fine in the end, I just have to keep it at arms length until it’s cooked!

    Comment kindly left by Annetta — August 4, 2009 @ 7:24 pm

  32. Hi Anetta, I, too, think that the marinade does smell a little foul!

    Comment kindly left by Jag — September 12, 2009 @ 10:12 am

  33. Tried this recipe last evening. I left out the Corriander, and switched the rice noodles for already cooked Capelli noodles I had left over.
    I have to say the recipe was fantastic.
    Will make it again for sure.
    Sharon Phillip

    Comment kindly left by Sharon Phillip — November 2, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

  34. stopped to type this comment while I eat. Getting the “two thumbs up!”

    Thanks, good directions as well…It’s a keeper!

    Comment kindly left by eddie — February 4, 2010 @ 1:23 am

  35. My Mrs love crispy chilli beef and these noodles so Ive spent an hour on the beef but your simple recipe for the noodles is a real winner, they taste exactly the same as the takeaway and she wont have to pick out the prawns (she doesnt like seafood) Much appreciated!!!

    Comment kindly left by John — October 27, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

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