Miss Fe’s Islander Chop Suey Chicken

What’s unique about Miss Fe’s family dish is that it includes both noodles and rice! This dish is a true representation of the down to earth and hearty meals found in the Islander cuisine, and is packed with flavor. The tender chicken is stir-fried with fresh or frozen vegetables (whatever vegetables your family likes will work), then combined with an aromatic sauce made with soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. This dish is a wonderful choice for those who are looking for a hearty and satisfying meal that won’t weigh them down, and is even better when shared with loved ones. Trust us when we say that you’ll love Miss Fe’s Islander Chicken Chop Suey as much as we do!

“This is part of my up bringing. Its soft noodles soaked in hot water, then in a pan we cook our cut up chicken add garlic, ginger. then add the noodles with soy sauce. Lastly add mixed vegetables. We serve this with steamed rice. It’s yummy and a true comfort meal in my household. There are different ways of preparing this dish. Each Pacific Island family has their own version, and if money is tight a family will make it without the chicken”.  Miss Fe


  • 1-2 tbs Olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 thumb piece of ginger peeled and diced finely
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (or any vegetables of your choice, fresh or frozen)
  • 500 gm of chicken breast sliced
  • 1 packet of Chang’s Vermicelli Rice noodles Soy sauce to season (1⁄2-1cup)
  • Kecap Manis (thick sweet soy sauce)


Heat a large pot on medium to high heat and add the onion and fry until translucent, then add garlic and ginger and fry until aromatic. Meanwhile boil the kettle, add the rice noodles to a large bowl and cover with boiled water. Allow to soak for 5 minutes, but do not drain.

Now, add the chicken to the onion mixture and stir while frying and then add the mixed vegetables.

After the noodles have soaked for 5 minutes, use scissors and ‘chop’ them up into smaller pieces, now add them to the pot along with half the soaking water. Retain the other half of the water in case you need it.

Toss all the ingredients in the pot together and begin adding the soy sauce and mix well. You want to see the noodles change colour.

Taste test and add more soy or kecap manis to taste.

In Miss Fe’s family, they serve this meal with cooked white rice, but it is quite ok to serve without the rice too.