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How to Cook Simple Fried Noodles

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Every year, I travel back to my beautiful home country of Malaysia to be with my family. I wish to share my experience with readers!

My husband and I enjoy eating delicious fried noodles for lunch or dinner.

My husband and I enjoy eating delicious fried noodles for lunch or dinner.

My Favorite Dish

Fried noodles is one of my favorite dishes to cook when I'm in a hurry. Why? It is one of the simplest and fastest dishes to cook. I also love how flexible this recipe is—I can incorporate any vegetable or protein that I happen to have in the fridge, and it always comes out tasty.

The essential ingredient for making this dish is soy sauce. Everyone has soy sauce in the fridge, right? In this dish, I use two types of soy sauce: regular and sweet. The combination of the two types works really well for fried noodles.

By the way, if you don't have yellow noodles, you're welcome to use any ramen noodles that you have in the pantry. Don't worry, I've done this before, and I can assure you it works. All you have to do is to boil the noodles and drain the water.

This simple fried noodle is perfect for lunch or dinner. It is best served while it's still warm. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Cook Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (5.6-oz) packets yellow noodles or ramen noodles
  • 10 small or medium-sized shrimp, deveined
  • 1/2 skinless chicken breast, sliced into bite-size pieces
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 shallots or small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • Pepper and salt for additional taste
  • Small cherry tomatoes for garnish
  • Cilantro for garnish

Vegetarian Variation: You can easily make this dish vegetarian by omitting the chicken, shrimp, and oyster sauce.

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook the noodles for 30 seconds, drain, and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or a large pan over medium heat. Saute the shallots and garlic until they are fragrant.
  3. Add the sliced green and red bell pepper into the pan. Stir occasionally for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken to the pan. Stir occasionally until the chicken is browned or half-cooked.
  5. Add the shrimp to the pan. Stir occasionally until the shrimp is half-cooked.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, chili sauce, and oyster sauce until smooth.
  7. Add the mixture to the pan and cook 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until sauce is slightly thickened.
  8. Add the yellow noodles and stir-fry continuously until the noodles are well combined.
  9. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  10. Garnish with cilantro and cherry tomatoes.
  11. Place the noodles in a serving bowl and serve immediately.
I used a wok to cook my fried noodles.

I used a wok to cook my fried noodles.

Serve the fried noodles immediately. It is best enjoyed while still hot.

Serve the fried noodles immediately. It is best enjoyed while still hot.

© 2020 Liza

Comments

Liza (author) from USA on September 27, 2020:

Hi Linda. Fried noodles are one of my favorite dishes to cook at home. It's so versatile. You can almost use any vegetables you have in the fridge. Thank you for your comment.

Liza (author) from USA on September 27, 2020:

You're welcome, Abby. Thanks for commenting!

Liza (author) from USA on September 27, 2020:

Hi Flourish. Please free to adjust the ingredients you'd prefer to put in the noodles at your preference. You can find sweet soy sauce at major Asian stores. I hope you're going to like the recipe.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 25, 2020:

This recipe sounds very tasty. The photos make the meal look delicious! I like the ingredients, too.

Abby Slutsky from LAFAYETTE HL on September 25, 2020:

Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 25, 2020:

I also didn’t know there was sweet soy sauce. I will definitely give this recipe a try.

Liza (author) from USA on September 25, 2020:

I love making these fried noodles when I'm in a hurry and hungry at the same time :) It was such an easy recipe. I have sweet and regular soy sauce in the fridge all the time as both are essential ingredients in Asian cooking. Thank you for your lovely comment, Peggy.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 24, 2020:

Your recipe looks and sounds delicious. I like quick and easy meals like this that can utilize things you might already have in the refrigerator. I have regular soy sauce but not sweet soy sauce. I was not aware that there was such a thing. Thanks!