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Taiwanese Oyster Vermicelli

Taiwanese Oyster Vermicelli Recipe (Orh Ah Mee Sua 台湾蚵仔面线)

Taiwanese Oyster Vermicelli or Orh Ah Mee Sua 台湾蚵仔面线, is one of the most popular dishes to eat at here in Taiwan. Soft and silky oysters mixed in with a flavorful broth and soft vermicelli noodles, makes for one of the best experiences you can ever have. It's incredibly simple to make and one that you and your entire family will fall in love with.
2.64 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Taiwanese
Servings 4
Calories 356 kcal


  • 20 Small Oysters Pre-shucked
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Potato Flour
  • 8 Cup Chicken Broth Use Low Sodium Broth
  • 1/2 Cup Bonito Flakes
  • 2 Tablespoon Fried Shallots
  • 1 Tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground White Pepper
  • 1 Pound Chinese Vermicelli Noodles
  • 4 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Salt Just a Pinch


  • 6 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • Cilantro Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 3 Tablespoon Black Rice Vinegar
  • Chili Oil Just a Pinch


Prepping The Ingredients

  • Rinse your Oysters until they are clean, then pat them dry with a napkin.
    Fill a bowl or plate with some sweet potato flour, and then toss your oysters around in the flour until they are thoroughly coated.
    Grab a small pot and fill it with water. Then bring it to the stove over medium-high heat and bring the water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, toss in your coated oysters and cook them for around 2 to 3 minutes.
    Turn off heat, take the oysters and transfer it to a bowl with ice water. Set it aside for now.
  • Grab a pan and pour some oil into it over medium-high heat.
    Once the oil is hot enough, add in your minced garlic and cook the garlic around until they are lightly browned and fragrant. Then transfer to a bowl and set it aside.
  • Grab a small bowl and mix together your cornstarch and water mixture. Make sure your cornstarch is fully dissolved into the water. Then set it aside.

Making The Taiwanese Oyster Vermicelli

  • Grab a large soup pot and pour in your chicken broth. Bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.
    Once it's boiling, add in your bonito flakes and stir it around. Let it cook together for around 5 minutes or so.
    Once time is up, you can scoop out the bonito flakes and toss away.
    (Optional) you can also leave in some bonito flakes if you want.
  • Add in your Chinese Vermicelli Noodles and stir things around. Let it cook for a few minutes.
    During this time, add in your fried shallots, salt, light soy sauce, sugar, ground white pepper and mix it around real good.
    Now pour in your cornstarch and water mixture into the broth so that it can thicken.
  • Once the soup has thickened a bit, turn off the heat.
    Remove the pot from the heat and add in your sesame oil and black rice vinegar. Stir things around again and you are officially done.
  • Serve the noodles and broth in a bowl. Top it with some cilantro, fried minced garlic and some chili oil. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Taiwanese Oyster Vermicelli Recipe (Orh Ah Mee Sua 台湾蚵仔面线)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 1791mg78%
Potassium 688mg20%
Carbohydrates 97g32%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 13IU0%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Taiwanese Oyster Vermicelli
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