This classic Cantonese soy sauce pan fried noodles is amazingly tasty for a dish so simple and easy to make. Perfect dish for a busy week!
Who would have thought noodles in soy sauce is a food that everyone craves about? My nieces and nephews almost always order soy sauce pan fried noodles every time we go out for dim sum at a Chinese restaurant. In fact, a lot of kids and grown-ups do.
Soy sauce pan fried noodles is actually a popular Cantonese chow mein dish. Transliterated in English as soy sauce king chow mein, 豉油王炒麵, it’s a Cantonese favorite for breakfast and lunch.
This is one of those dishes that uses a pairing of opposite flavors to bring out a pretty sophisticated flavor blend. Think sweet and spicy.
The smoky hot pan fried noodles have the unusual mix of salty and sweet tastes with a kick of spice from the chili paste. There’s a tinge of sweetness that rebounds against the backdrop of salty soy sauce. By combining with the crunchy snow peas and bean sprouts, these soy sauce pan fried noodles become an amazingly addictive treat!
You can enjoy it as it is, like most kids do or make a healthier version by adding tons of vegetables and proteins such as tofu or tempeh.
Make this restaurant style soy sauce pan fried noodles without having to pay 10 times the price of the simple ingredients. It’s a budget friendly meal that everyone will enjoy!
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For the Noodles
- Water to boil noodles
- 14 oz (400 g) egg noodles
For the Seasoning Sauce
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon chili paste (sambal oelek)
- Pepper to taste
For the Vegetables
- 4 oz beansprouts
- 2 oz snow peas, thinly sliced
For the Garnish
- Sesame seeds
- Add 8 cups of water in a pot at medium heat and bring to boil.
- Add egg noodles, stir and remove after 30 seconds. Drain and set aside.
- Heat wok on high heat and add oil. Allow oil to heat up before adding noodles.
- Add all the seasonings and stir with wooden spoon or chopsticks to combine well.
- Add the vegetables, toss to combine and stir another 30 seconds. Transfer into serving bowl and garnish with sesame seeds.
You can use fresh egg noodles, or dried ones and cook them according to package instructions. The thinner the noodles the better. Do not confuse for wonton dumpling noodles used for soup.
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