Easy Noodle Stir Fry Recipe

by Tokyo Terrace on September 25, 2011

Some days, I feel like carrying this baby around is the most awkward, cumbersome task I’ve ever been responsible for. Other times, I feel like I could do this forever. I love feeling the kicks, pushes and hiccups that help keep our little boy busy in there. I love the slightly swollen feet, complete exhaustion and frequent heartburn less. When days are a little more difficult and all I can bring myself to do is put my feet up and rest, I am fortunate to have a very sweet husband who takes the reins and makes dinner, does the cleaning, and much more.

When Brad isn’t home, I try to keep things as simple as possible. Soup, sautéed vegetables with an egg, smoothies, or some form of noodles. This noodle stir fry is a perfect and fast meal that I can make from start to finish in just over 10 minutes. Garlic and ginger bring life to the noodles, while oyster sauce, honey and a touch of chili oil provide the perfect sauce.

I like to let the noodles fry in the pan for an extra couple of minutes without being touched so that they create a beautiful, crispy crust that adds texture and enhanced flavor to the dish. You can get creative by adding scallions, shiitake mushrooms, shrimp, chicken…anything you have in the refrigerator. Or, if you’re like me on some occasions and just don’t have anything extra, enjoy the noodles as they are. Either way, you’ll be pleased with how easy these noodles are to make and how quickly you can enjoy eating them!

Easy Noodle Stir Fry

Makes 2 servings

8 oz. dried chuka soba (ramen noodles)

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon grated garlic

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1/2 teaspoon light soy sauce

1 teaspoon honey

1/4 teaspoon chili oil

toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook until al dente, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.

Heat the sesame oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the oyster sauce, soy sauce, honey and chili oil. Cook until the sauce begins to bubble and add the cooked noodles. Toss in the sauce until all the noodles are coated. If you like more of a crust on the noodles, spread them out in the pan and allow the noodles to cook, untouched, for about 1 minute. Check to see if they have started to brown. If they are golden and crisp, transfer them to your serving bowl. If not, let them sit a little while longer.

Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and enjoy!

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  • http://www.vodkitchen.com Jon Van Dalen

    We just got back from Japan and I have really enjoying reading your blog before and after the trip. This noodle dish looks great. Thanks!

  • Thelittlefoodie

    I agree completely about baby carrying. :) I do like especially that they don’t make a mess in there though. 
    These noodles are perfect for a quick meal. I need more of those myself! Thank you!

  • http://www.eat-yourself-skinny.com Kelly

    Wow this looks fantastic and your pictures are gorgeous!! :)

  • http://www.simplygoodeating.com Jerry Ko

    Wow this simple dish looks amazing with those stunning photos. Thanks for sharing this post :)

  • http://dinnersdishesanddesserts.blogspot.com/ Erin @ Dinners, Dishes…

    I am saving this recipe right now!  I love all the flavors in there and how easy this sounds!  You look beautiful in your picture!

  • http://christinespantry.blogspot.com Christine

    Easy and tasty!

  • http://overtimecook.com/ overtimecook

    This looks delicious! I just found your blog through Dinners, Dishes and Desserts. I am so glad I did- it looks great. I am going to go back through the archives to see more. 

    -Miriam

  • http://www.gourmetfury.com/ Melody Fury

    You look drop dead gorgeous :) I want to give you a biiiig hug! xo

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, dear! I’ll take a virtual hug :)

  • Anonymous

    Hi Miriam! Thanks for stopping by- I’m so glad you found Tokyo Terrace! Looking forward to seeing you here again soon!

  • Anonymous

    Exactly what we need sometimes, right?

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! And I hope you enjoy the noodles- they are delicious!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, Jerry! I hope you’ll give them a try sometime!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    That’s true- they do not make a mess in there. However, I keep getting food on my shirt because my belly is sticking out all over the place!

  • Anonymous

    Fantastic! I’m so glad you were able to travel to Japan! And thanks for sticking with Tokyo Terrace. It’s always nice to hear from readers who have been able to visit and see this amazing country.

  • MikeVFMK

    I love noodle dishes and any stir fry. This does look particularly good and fills my need for great asian cuisine. Thanks!

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  • Chaylee

    Just made this – delicious! Added stir-fried beef fillet and carrot, and garnished with scallion and the toasted sesame seeds. Husband will be lucky to get his portion… I’m about to go back for seconds! Thanks for sharing ;)

  • Anonymous

    I love the additions! Sounds delicious!

  • Ustanın Mutfağı

    Its a nice recipe. If its allowed, with a great pleasure I want to translate this recipe to Turkish and I want to share it in my recipes website. http://www.ustaninmutfagi.com

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