Mine Renversé ( Upside down noodles) Recipe

Mine Renversé ( Upside down noodles)

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  • 1 egg per person
  • Chicken breast sliced
  • Mushrooms, I used oyster mushrooms, but shiitake or any will do
  • Some green vegetables
  • Chinese sausage (steamed and sliced)
  • Prawns (shelled, deveined and seasoned)
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)

Cooked noodles or rice

For the sauce :

  • Soya sauce
  • Fish sauce
  • salt and sugar to taste
  • oyster sauce
  • hoisin sauce
  • chinese wine

How to make Mine Renversé ( Upside down noodles)

This is a traditional mauritian dish, one of the most common and simple, but a real favourite. I added a little twist in that dish, the original one calls for rice, but I decided to use noodles.


  1. First, in a hot wok, fry the eggs. Set aside.
  2. Season the chicken with some salt, pepper, soya sauce and 1 tsp cornstarch.
  3. Heat some oil in the wok, add the garlic, add the chicken and stir fry. Add the sliced mushrooms. Stir fry. Set aside.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp oil, stir fry the prawns. Set aside.
  5. Add some more oil and stir fry the green vegetables. Set aside.

Sauce :

  • Mix some soya sauce, fish sauce, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, salt and a dash of sugar.
  • Heat the wok, add the sauce, add some water, bring to the boil, add a little bit of wine.
  • Mix 2tsp cornstarch with 3 tbsp water. Add to the sauce, stir and cook until thick.

Now for the presentation, as you see, it's really simple to make, the only difference with a normal rice dish, is that everything is put in a bowl and served upside down.

  • First put the egg, sunny side down in a medium bowl.
  • Add some chicken, prawns, vegetables and chinese sausages. Arrange them nicely around in the bowl,add some sauce in the middle.
  • Lastly, add the hot rice or noodles. You can add some more sauce on the top if you wish.
  • Then place a plate on top and turn the bowl upside down. Lift the bowl and 'Tada!!'

The kids will be happy to eat this little egg-capped mountain !

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    ricewinelover says

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