Plain fried noodles

This recipe is for a takeaway style plain fried noodles - I promise this recipe is much tastier than the title sounds.


Measurements are approximate.

I tend to use dried egg noodles for this as I am a broke uni student, but they can be substituted for any type of chow mein noodles, or udon noodles. Never use store brand noodles though, as they are terrible.


  1. Blanch egg noodles according to instructions, then drain and rinse with cold water. (This removes the starchy / eggy flavour.)
  2. Slice a small onion and cut spring onion into long pieces.
  3. Mix light and dark soy sauce with sesame oil in a bowl (if using).


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a wok (or frying pan) on high heat.
  2. Add sliced onion. Fry until softened (1-2 min. later).
  3. Add noodles, and let them sit for 15 seconds.
  4. Coat noodles with light and dark soy sauce, along with a pinch of salt and MSG (if using).
  5. Toss until all noodles have a light coating.
  6. Add bean sprouts and spring onion, and mix with noodles.
  7. Cook until bean sprouts have softened. Serve immediately.

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