Garlic Noodles

Garlic Noodles is unbelievably delicious, and easy. It goes well as a side dish for a protein-heavy feast, with seafood or a backyard barbecue. Garlic Noodles is a Western/Asian fusion dish, combining ingredients like butter, brown sugar, and Parmesan cheese with soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil. The star ingredient is garlic, of course, that is common in both cuisines.

The result is a tasty, salty burst of luxury and richness. The garlic infuses the sauce, and caramelized slices are so tasty, you might get digging for the noodles! The oyster sauce and soy sauce combined with the butter and parmesan cheese made an intense quality in the sauce which is both nutty and salty. It is savory and delicious. You will definitely like to make this recipe vegetarian for which you can substitute vegetarian oyster sauce which is made with mushrooms. You could also use Chinese egg noodles. Those may be fresh or dried as well as regular white wheat noodles. 

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time30 min
  • Yield6 Plates
  • Serving Size300 g
  • Energy1,250 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
    • Chinese
    • French
    • Italian
  • Course
    • Breakfast
    • Main Course
    • Snack
  • Cooking Method
    • Cutting
    • Boiling
    • Sauteing


    • 600 g cooked egg noodles
    • 8 cloves garlic, minced or pounded in a mortar and pestle into a rough paste
    • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce
    • 1 Tbsp Chowmein Sauce, or sub Maggi Seasoning or soy sauce
    • 1 Tbsp Fish sauce
    • 35 g finely grated parmesan cheese (about ½ cup)
    • Freshly ground black or white pepper, to taste
    • 1 lemon, optional 
    • 1 green onion, chopped


  • Cook uncooked noodles and drain.
  • Rinse in cold water and set aside.

  • Weigh the noodles to check the amount you have.
  • Adjust the amount of sauce up or down accordingly.

  • Pound the garlic in a mortar and pestle into a rough paste or mince them.

  • Combine oyster sauce, fish sauce, and chowmein sauce in a small bowl.
  • Add oil and butter to a wok and melt the butter over low heat.
  • Add the garlic and cook for about 3-4 mins or until very fragrant.
  • Keep the heat low so as to not to brown the garlic.
  • Add the noodles and the sauce, then turn the heat up to high.
  • Toss until the noodles are hot and all the sauce has been absorbed.

  • Remove from heat, then stir in parmesan cheese.
  • If you want you can stir in a squeeze of lemon at this stage, or serve the lemon as wedges on the side.
  • Plate, and garnish with black or white pepper and green onions.

  • Serve with a lemon wedge.


  • If the pre-boiled noodles are cold and are hard to pull apart, heat them in the microwave on 50% power, a minute at a time, just until they are warm enough to be separated.
  • If using fresh but raw noodles, you will need about 350g to end up with about 600g of cooked noodles.
  • If using dry noodles, you will need about 275g. The quantity varies between noodles.
  • You should weigh the cooked noodles.
  • Adjust the amount of sauce as needed.
  • 6 servings per container
  • Serving Size300 g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories1,250
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat15 g19.23%
  • Saturated Fat9 g45%
  • Trans Fat0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat0 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat0 g
  • Cholesterol34 mg11.33%
  • Sodium510 mg22.17%
  • Total Carbohydrate68 g24.73%
  • Dietary Fiber3 g10.71%
  • Total Sugars3 g
  • Protein14 g28%
  • Calcium106 mg8.15%
  • Iron1 mg5.56%
  • Vitamin A429 mcg47.67%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)2 mg2.22%

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