Cuisine: Chinese

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Serves: 2

Get the perfect noodles every time with this simple recipe. It's quick, it's easy, and it's delicious. You'll learn how to make the perfect noodles at home with only a few ingredients.

  • Packet Noodles
  • 5–6 chopped or minced garlic
  • 1 large or 2 medium-sized
  • Chopped onions
  • Spring onions
  • Green chilies
  • Parsley leaves
  • Black pepper powder
  • Olive oil
  • Tomato sauce
  • Red chili sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Vinegar
  • Salt to taste

Quick and Easy Noodles Recipe to Fascinate Your Taste Buds

  1. Start boiling the noodles as per the package instructions.
  2. Before you begin cooking noodles, it's a good idea to prepare your onions and garlic. Start chopping onions and garlic finely.
  3. Take a large pan and pour in some olive oil. Once hot, add the garlic cloves and sauté garlic for about two minutes until its strong smell goes away.
  4. Next, add chopped spring onions, green chilis, onion slices, and Cook for a few minutes until the onions are tender.
  5. Pour in some tomato sauce, chili paste and salt, and black pepper to taste; cook for about 2-3 minutes, constantly stirring to prevent it from burning.
  6. Combine the boiling noodles (drain them first), vinegar, and soy sauce in a mixing bowl. Cook it for another 2-3 minutes, occasionally stirring so that you can prevent burning the mixture.
  7. Once done, garnish with freshly chopped parsley leaves from spring onions greens and serve warm on a plate.

Chef Tip: Noodles cook nicely when there is plenty of room for it to spread. Don't cram your favorite noodles into a little saucepan. It's also important to make sure your ingredients are prepped before starting to cook noodles. 

Whether they’re homemade or store-bought, noodles are a versatile ingredient and a great staple to keep on hand in your pantry. They’re also a great way to bulk up a meal if you’re trying to cut down on meat or are looking for a meatless option. Now, you can enjoy this delicious food in a flash.

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Fun Fact
  • Noodles are a symbol of a long life in China.
  • They are served uncut on birthdays, sometimes even replacing birthday cakes, and also on Chinese new Year for long and happy life. The longer the noodles, the longer your life.
Historical Fact
  • Noodles originated in China. The earliest documented usage of noodles was in the Eastern Han period and became a staple food for the people of the Han Dynasty.
  • It was initially made of wheat dough. In 2005, archeological evidence was discovered at Lajia archeological site that reported an earthenware bowl that contained 4000-year-old noodles. These ancient noodles found were made by repeatedly stretching out the dough manually by hands.
Nutrition Fact
  • 100 grams of noodles contain 138 calories. Breaking it down, it contains 2.1g of fat, 29mg of cholesterol, 5mg of sodium, 25g of carbohydrate, and 4.5g of protein. 
  • Whole wheat contains vitamin B that keeps you energetic, a complex carbohydrate that leaves you feeling full for a longer time.