Delicious Fried Noodles Dinner

fried noddles family recipe

Are you missing travelling overseas at the moment? Well, this dish will bring a taste of China to the comfort of your own home! Soy sauce fried noodles are a highlight of any dim sum menu, and this recipe provides a quick and easy way to recreate this hugely popular dish yourself. It is super quick to make, really economical — using mainly pantry ingredients — and it tastes delicious too! This one is a huge hit with our whole family. What’s more, you can even grow the bean sprouts yourself in just a few days using our Easy Home-grown Bean Sprouts recipe! 


  • 250g egg noodles (Hong Kong-style thin egg noodles work best)
  • 2 cups bean sprouts (rinsed)
  • 2 spring onions (julienne in 4cm lengths)
  • 1 large carrot (julienne in 4cm lengths or grated)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil 
Fried Noodles Recipe - Easy

Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cooking rice wine
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar


1. Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.   

2. Bring a pan of water to the boil and add the noodles. Boil the noodles for 1 minute if using fresh noodles, or 2 minutes if using dried noodles. 

Fried Noodles Recipe - method

3. Rinse the noodles in cold water, then drain thoroughly. 

4. Turn the wok to a high heat and add the vegetable oil.  

5. Once the oil is hot, add the carrots and spring onions, then add the noodles and stir everything together. Spread the noodles out as much as you can, so they form one layer. Fry without stirring for 5 minutes to allow the noodles to dry and become crispy in places.  

Fried Noodles Recipe - method
Fried Noodles Recipe - method

6. Turn over the noodles to fry on the other side for another 5 minutes.

7. Add 1 cup of bean sprouts, reserving the rest for serving. 

Fried Noodles Recipe - method

8. Add the sauce ingredients. 

Fried Noodles Recipe - method
Fried Noodles Recipe - method

9. Stir the noodles till they are all coated in the sauce and the bean sprouts are lightly wilted. 

10. Serve the noodles while hot and top with some reserved crispy bean sprouts. Enjoy! 

We hope you enjoy this tasty noodle recipe! If you would like to learn how to easily grow your own bean sprouts in a jar in just a few days, check out our post Easy Home-grown Bean Sprouts

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