Golden Hor Fan

Golden Hor Fan, also known as Golden Hor Fun, is a well-liked and sought-after Zi Char dish that exudes both elegance and flavor. This delectable stir-fry showcases smooth and wide rice noodles, known as “hor fan,” coated in a luscious egg-based gravy that imparts a captivating golden hue. The dish is generously adorned with an assortment of fresh seafood, tender chicken, and vegetables, all simmered in the rich and savory sauce. The velvety texture of the noodles and the delightful combination of succulent ingredients make Golden Hor Fan a favorite choice among diners seeking a luxurious and satisfying culinary experience during their Zi Char dining endeavors.

Why Do People Love Golden Hor Fan

Golden Hor Fan’s simple yet robust flavours make it an instant favourite. The combination of tender slices of succulent meat, crunchy vegetables, and chewy rice noodles bathed in a savoury sauce creates a symphony of taste and texture that is hard to resist. The umami-rich soy sauce and fragrant aromatics like garlic and ginger add depth and complexity to each mouthful, elevating the overall experience.

Golden Hor Fan is also incredibly versatile and adaptable. It can be customised to suit various dietary preferences and taste preferences. Whether you prefer chicken, beef, shrimp, or even tofu, this dish can be tailored to your liking.

Making Golden Hor Fan Yourself

making Golden Hor Fan yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out.


  • 300 grams flat rice noodles (hor fan)
  • 250 grams chicken breast, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece ginger, grated
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 100 grams bean sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Spring onions, chopped (for garnish)

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

How To Cook Golden Hor Fan

Step 1

Prepare the flat rice noodles by soaking them in hot water for about 5 minutes or according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

In a wok or large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger, and stir-fry for a minute until fragrant.

Step 3

Add the sliced chicken breast to the wok and cook until it turns golden brown and is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the wok and set aside.

Step 4

In the same wok, add the sliced bell pepper and julienned carrot. Stir-fry for a couple of minutes until the vegetables start to soften.

Step 5

Push the vegetables to one side of the wok and add the soaked rice noodles to the other side. Pour the soy sauce, oyster sauce, and dark soy sauce over the noodles. Sprinkle with sugar, salt, and pepper. Gently toss everything together until well combined.

Step 6

Return the cooked chicken to the wok and add the bean sprouts. Continue stir-frying for another 2-3 minutes until the bean sprouts are slightly wilted and the noodles are heated through.

Step 7

Transfer the Golden Hor Fan to a serving platter and garnish with chopped spring onions.

Step 8

Serve the Golden Hor Fan immediately while it’s hot and enjoy the tantalising flavours and textures!

Serving Golden Hor Fan With Other Dishes

Golden Hor Fan pairs wonderfully with steamed dumplings, such as siu mai or har gow. The contrast between the rich flavours of Golden Hor Fan and the delicate, translucent dumplings creates a harmonious balance on the palate.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Protein: The dish typically contains an assortment of seafood like prawns, squid, and scallops, as well as tender chicken, providing essential amino acids for various bodily functions and muscle repair.
  2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Seafood ingredients like prawns and squid are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, supporting heart health and reducing inflammation.
  3. Vitamins and Minerals: Golden Hor Fan often includes vegetables like carrots and Chinese greens, offering vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like potassium and calcium, supporting immune function, bone health, and overall well-being.
  4. Healthy Fats: The dish’s egg-based gravy adds healthy fats from the egg yolks, contributing to heart health and nutrient absorption.
  5. Carbohydrates: The wide rice noodles provide a source of carbohydrates, offering energy for daily activities and bodily functions.
  6. Fiber: Golden Hor Fan may include vegetables, providing dietary fiber for healthy digestion.
  7. Balanced Flavor Profile: The dish offers a delightful balance of savory, slightly sweet, and umami-rich flavors, appealing to a wide range of palates.
  8. Customizable: Chefs can adjust the ingredients to suit different dietary preferences and nutritional needs, making it a versatile and nourishing dish.
  9. Luxurious Appeal: The golden hue of the egg-based sauce and the rich combination of seafood and chicken create a visually stunning and indulgent culinary experience.

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang For An Authentic Zi Char Experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Golden Hor Fan without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

Join us for a memorable meal, where affordability meets genuine culinary excellence, promising to satisfy your taste buds and leave you with cherished moments.

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