Recipes from Hong Kong: Soy sauce fried noodles

Recipes from Hong Kong

Soy sauce fried noodles

Country: Hong Kong
Course: Side
Makes: 4 to 6 servings


  • 7 oz fresh egg noodles
  • 4 oz bean sprouts
  • 1 1/2 oz chives, chopped into 3-inch lengths
  • 1/2 onion, shredded
  • Crushed ginger to taste
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • Sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp raw sugar
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • Sesame oil to taste


  1. Mix the water with the two types of soy sauce, sugar, oyster sauce and sesame oil. Make sure the sugar dissolves all the way, and then set aside.
  2. Cook the noodles briefly according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil and stir fry the bean sprouts and chives for just a minute or two. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add a little more oil to the pan and cook the onion until translucent. Move the onion to one side of the pan, add more oil, then cook the ginger with the shallot until the shallot starts to soften.
  4. Add the noodles, tossing gently if they are stuck together. Cook for another three minutes or so, then add the sauce. Stir so everything is well-coated, then return the sprouts and chives to the pan. Serve hot sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.