Top 10 Bee Hoon Available In Malaysia

Vermicelli or also known as bee hoon is a thin rice-flour noodle that is very commonly used in Southeast Asian countries including China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia. This noodle is a basic ingredient for a lot of yummy dishes such as stir fries, soups, spring rolls and salads. Most vermicelli is made from two simple ingredients which are rice flour and water. 

Aside from broken rice or rice flour, vermicelli can be also made of mung bean or other types of starches. Despite that, vermicelli is still made into very thin strands that you do not even need to cook for so long. Just a simple soak into hot water is enough to prepare it. Vermicelli can also be fried. It will expand to form a tangled, delicate, and shaped like a nest when it is fried. The fried vermicelli is white in colour and has a very crunchy texture which makes it used as a garnish.

1. Star Brand Rice Vermicelli

Star Brand Rice Vermicelli
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Star Brand Rice Vermicelli is made from pure Thai white rice and processed in a modern and hygienic manner. It is free of chemicals and naturally fragrant. All dishes and preparations benefit from the addition of Star brand rice vermicelli.

Ingredients: Pure Thai White Rice

Country of Origin: Thailand

Size Available: 400 g  

Price: RM2.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

2. A1 5 Minutes Instant Flour Vermicelli

A Minutes Instant Flour Vermicelli
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A1 5 Minutes Instant Flour Vermicelli is highly suitable to be served with soup-noodles, fried noodles and even steamboat meals. The method of preparation is relatively easy where the only procedure taken is to place the product into a pot of boiled water for 5 minutes. 

Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Tapioca Starch, Salt, Water and Permitted Food Conditioner

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available:  432 g

Price: RM7.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

3. Golden Dragon Brand Rice Vermicelli

Golden Dragon Brand Rice Vermicelli
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As the serving size is 400g, this product is able to serve approximately 6 people in one go. It is categorised as vegetarian food, thus showing that it is suitable for vegetarians. This product was also deemed to be nutritional, where preservatives were used in minimal quantities. 

Ingredients:Rice, Corn Starch & Sago Starch.

Country of Origin: China

Size Available: 400 g

Price: RM2.75

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

4. LF Brand LongKou Vermicelli

LF Brand LongKou Vermicelli
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This product can be served in various ways such as in hot pots, stew or even in traditional cuisines. LF BRand LongKou Vermicelli has stated that their product should be kept in a cool and dry place to uphold its quality when not in use. 

Ingredients: Mung Bean,Pea and Water

Country of Origin: China

Size Available:  200 g and 500 g

Price: RM3.70 (200 g pack)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

5. Mr Korea Vermicelli Noodle

Mr Korea Vermicelli Noodle
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If you’re making Korean dishes, Mr Korea Vermicelli Noodle is ideal. The vermicelli noodle is made entirely of sweet potato starch. The noodles have a soft and chewy texture as a result of this. Furthermore, because they are large in size, they are easily separated.

Ingredients: Sweet Potato Starch

Country of Origin: Korea

Size Available:  500 g

Price: RM10.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

6. EcoBrown’s Premiere Vermicelli

EcoBrowns Premiere Vermicelli
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EcoBrown’s product line includes more than just brown rice. EcoBrown’s Premiere Vermicelli has all the benefits of brown rice and can be enjoyed stir-fried or as a soup dish. For your convenience, this dish is both versatile and healthy.

Ingredients: Brown Rice, Sago Starch, Corn Starch.

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available:  300 g

Price: RM3.95

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

7. Safoco Rice Vermicelli

Safoco Rice Vermicelli
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Safoco vermicelli is processed into dry fibre but retains the same quality as fresh vermicelli fibres, and is used to make a variety of delectable dishes such as chicken vermicelli, beef vermicelli, stir-fried vermicelli, and so on. The product is made entirely of ordinary rice.

Ingredients: Rice flour (99%), table salt.

Country of Origin: Vietnam

Size Available:  300 g

Price: RM5.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

8. Keluarga Brand Rice Vermicelli

Keluarga Brand Rice Vermicelli
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Cap Keluarga Rice Vermicelli is processed into dry fibre but retains the same quality as fresh vermicelli fibres, and is used to make a variety of delectable dishes such as chicken vermicelli, beef vermicelli, stir-fried vermicelli, and so on. The product is made entirely of ordinary rice.

Ingredients: Not Stated

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available:  350 g and 3 kg

Price: RM

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

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9. Jati Vermicelli Bee Hoon

Jati Vermicelli Bee Hoon
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Other than receiving HALAL certification in Malaysia, this product has some interesting features in its name. For instance, it does not have cholesterol and preservatives, contains whole-grains, is hygienically packed, fresh, natural and categorised under the vegetarian table. 

Ingredients: Malaysia

Country of Origin: Rice, Sago Starch, Corn Starch

Size Available:  350 g and 3 kg

Price: RM2.49 (350 g pack)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

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10. Jasmine Rice Vermicelli

Jasmine Rice Vermicelli
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Jasmine Bee Hoon is produced as a byproduct of the milling process. Following sorting, the leftover rice (broken or small grains) is ground, extruded, and steam-dried to form rice vermicelli. To ensure hygiene, the entire process is handled by machinery.

Ingredients: Broken Rice, Sago Starch, Corn Starch, Water

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available:  400 g

Price: RM2.60

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

Remember, just soaking is enough. For details, here are some instructions on how to prepare vermicelli.

  1. Boil a pot of water.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat.
  3. Add the noodles.
  4. Soak the vermicelli for 5 minutes or until it is tender.
  5. Drain and pat dry.
  6. Continue with your recipe!

Note: This list was compiled by the team at My Weekend Plan after extensive research and shared opinions to suggest helpful recommendations for the public. More Top 10s in Malaysia are waiting to be discovered, if you have any other great suggestions too, please email us [email protected] The sequence of brands is in no particular order.

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