Fried Noodles

Fried Noodles

A bit healthier than my yakisoba fried noodles is this simple yet satisfying recipe.

10 oz tray of chow mein noodles
10 oz bag of bean sprouts
1 carrot
1 or 2 stalks celery
1 small piece char siu pork (or other meat)
1 bunch Chinese parsley
1 stalk green onions
1/2 head lettuce
1 Tbsp oil
1/4 to 1/3 cup water
3 to 4 Tbsp soy sauce
1 to 2 Tbsp oyster sauce

To start off, I peeled and cut the carrot into little pieces like below.

Fried Noodles Carrots

Next I rinsed the bag of bean sprouts and cut the celery stalk into small pieces.

Fried Noodle Sprouts

Those three things went into a nonstick frying pan with just a touch of oil.

Fried Noodles

While that fried a little I cut up the char siu, green onions, and Chinese parsley. After everything was cut up I put the noodles into the pan along with the water, soy sauce, and oyster sauce.

Fried Noodles

After a couple minutes I tossed in the char siu and green onions. When it was done I turned off the heat and added the Chinese parsley. You can’t see it too well in the picture, but I serve this mound of noodles on a bed of lettuce to get more veggies on my plate. I do about 1/3 lettuce to 2/3 fried noodles.

The measurements for the sauce are very approximate because it really depends on how you like your fried noodles. I find that some people like lots of oyster sauce, others not so much. Some like it salty while others are watching their sodium intake. Also, if you like sweeter teriyaki type tastes you may want to add a teaspoon or so of sugar to the recipe. Bottom line, just keep tasting along the way as you do the soy sauce, oyster sauce, water step of the recipe.

Oh and one more thing…I like to add hot sauce on to my noodles right before I eat it. That’s totally optional but I find that Garlic Tabasco is particullarly awesome with this!

Fried Noodles

12 comments   -   June 13, 2008

1 kat { 06.13.08 at 6:51 pm }

mmm I love noodles any kind of noodles, this sounds and looks wonderful!

2 Lori { 06.14.08 at 3:35 am }

Hey kat,
I also love any kine noodles. There was a time in my life when I used to eat saimin practically everyday! 😀

3 noble pig { 06.14.08 at 4:51 am }

That is just an awesome photo, it really is. Looks so good, I mean that.

4 rowena { 06.14.08 at 4:58 am }

I love the fresh quality in the look of the photos; we’re back on the health wagon with this one!
Lori, thanks for the words of encouragement…I just got done posting for today – it was like pulling teeth! Just half month more to go and I’m done with this challenge. Ack.

5 Lori { 06.14.08 at 8:55 am }

Hi noble pig,
Thanks that’s so nice of you to say!

Hey rowena,
Thanks, it was really fresh tasting too! And if I were you, I’d need a mini blog vacation come July. 😉

6 Kevin { 06.14.08 at 10:41 am }

That yakisoba looks good!

7 Lori { 06.14.08 at 3:58 pm }

Thanks Kevin! :)

8 White On Rice Couple { 06.14.08 at 5:38 pm }

The close up photograph on these noodles is really beautiful and making me hungry!
I like mine on the salty side. But the garlic tabasco sounds great! Where do you get garlic tabasco at?

9 Lori { 06.15.08 at 5:24 pm }

Hi White on Rice Couple,
I can find garlic tabasco and a jalapeño pepper tabasco at most of our local supermarkets or even Long’s. I usually have these in addition to the original in my refrigerator. 😀

10 Elle { 06.16.08 at 9:52 am }

Oh wow, this looks heavenly! I just love noodle dishes.

11 Yvette Lim Yu { 05.25.09 at 4:16 am }

Thanks a lot for the recipe!!! I was dying ‘cos I didn’t know what healthy dish to cook for Home Economics, but you SAVED me!!! Thank you!!!

12 ARMIN JAHAN { 01.11.10 at 9:59 pm }

ITS So DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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