5 Yummilicious Chinese Egg Noodles Recipes You Should Try July 7, 2015

Do you have a Chinese themed party at home? What are the dishes you have included in your menu? No Chinese party is complete without the inclusion of tasty authentic noodles, right? You can definitely try preparing Chinese egg noodles to woo your guests.

There are thousands of recipes available all over the Internet and identifying and picking the best one is a tedious task. That is why we have handpicked the five best Chinese egg noodles recipes for you.

Before taking you into the world of tasty noodles recipes, there is something interesting you all should know about Chinese noodles. There are four different types of egg noodles used by the Chinese – wide wonton noodles, thin wonton noodles, chow mein noodles, and the lo mein noodles. Each of the recipes explained below has used one of the types mentioned above of noodles. Read on to know what is in store.

1. Simple Chinese Egg Noodles:

Your search for an easy peasy noodles recipe ends here. Stir fried with veggies and flavored subtly with white pepper, this comes close to the classic recipes.

Ingredients:

  • Thin wonton noodles – 440 g
  • Sesame seed oil – 2 tbsp
  • Snow peas – 100 g, cut into thin strips
  • Carrot – 1, large, peeled, cut into thin strips
  • Bean sprouts – 100 g
  • Garlic – 2 cloves, finely chopped
  • Soy sauce – ¼ cup
  • Oyster sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Sweet chili sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Spring onions – ½ bunch, thinly sliced
  • Onion – 1, medium sized, finely sliced
  • White pepper powder – to taste
  • Salt – to taste

How To Prepare:

  1. Place a large saucepan filled with water on medium to high heat. Allow the water to come to a boil.
  2. Add noodles to the boiling water and cook for about 40 seconds or al dente. Drain the noodles and keep aside.
  3. Place a large, deep sautéing pan on medium to high flame and heat sesame seed oil.
  4. Stir in garlic and onion and sauté until onion turns translucent.
  5. Mix in carrot, beans sprouts, and snow peas and cook until carrots become crispy tender.
  6. Remove from heat and mix in the sauces, white pepper powder, and necessary salt.
  7. Mix in drained noodles and toss to combine well.
  8. Transfer to a serving platter, garnish with spring onions, and serve hot.

2. Stir-Fried Chow Mein With Four Vegetables:

Stir-fried noodles flavored with soy sauce and loaded with veggies make a perfect, filling option for your potluck lunch party.

Ingredients:

  • Chow mein noodles – 16 oz
  • Light soy sauce – 2 tbsp, divided
  • Dark soy sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Sesame seed oil – 5 tbsp
  • Sugar – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • White pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Tofu – 6 oz, julienned
  • Chives – 1 bunch, cut into 2 inch long pieces
  • Carrot – 1 small, cut into thin strips
  • Bean sprouts – 8 oz, trimmed
  • Scallions – 3, cut into thin strips

How To Prepare:

  1. Add dark soy sauce, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, sugar, salt, 2 tbsp sesame seed oil, and white pepper in a small mixing bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
  2. Transfer noodles to a wide-mouthed bowl and eliminate the clumps. Keep aside.
  3. In a wok placed on high flame, heat 1 tbsp sesame seed oil until it starts smoking.
  4. Mix in tofu and cook, without stirring, for 30 seconds or until tofu turns brown.
  5. Mix in leftover soy sauce and chives and stir-fry till chives get a bright green hue. Transfer to a small bowl and keep aside.
  6. In the same wok, heat rest of the oil until it smokes.
  7. Mix in the noodles and using long chopsticks, keep turning and tossing the noodles till crisp. This will take about 3 minutes.
  8. Mix in the sauce mixture and cook for a couple of minutes.
  9. Mix in carrots and bean sprouts and toss until sprouts become transparent. This will take another 2 minutes.
  10. Mix in the tofu mixture and toss to ensure even combining.
  11. Serve hot.

3. Easy Lo Mein:

Are running short of time, yet want to make fabulous egg noodles for your Chinese party? This lo mein could be the answer. It is healthy and tasty too!

Ingredients:

  • Lo mein noodles – 8 oz
  • Sesame seed oil – 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
  • Garlic – 2 cloves, minced
  • Cremini mushrooms – 2 cups, sliced
  • Red bell pepper – 1, medium, finely sliced
  • Carrot – 1, small, cut into thin strips
  • Baby spinach – 3 cups
  • Low sodium soy sauce – 3 tbsp
  • Ground ginger – ½ tsp
  • Sriracha – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • White pepper powder – to taste

How To Prepare:

  1. Add soy sauce, ground ginger, 1 tsp sesame oil, and Sriracha to a mixing bowl, mix well, and keep aside.
  2. Place a large saucepan filled with water over high flame and boil. Add lo mein noodles and cook according to instructions mentioned in the package. Drain well and keep aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat sesame oil over medium to high heat. Stir in garlic, red bell pepper, mushroom, and carrot and stir-fry for 4 minutes or until veggies turn crispy tender.
  4. Mix in spinach and cook until it wilts.
  5. Mix in the noodles, white pepper and salt followed by sauce mixture. Toss gently to combine.
  6. Serve immediately.

4. Wonton Noodles Soup:

Wonton noodles soup – these are fabulous starters and can even be served as a side dish! Make the party more interesting by inviting your guests to fold the wontons. Just ensure that you are filling the wonton moderately.

Ingredients:

  • Thick wonton noodles – 8 oz
  • Ground pork – ½ lb
  • Scallion – 2 stalks, finely chopped
  • Soy sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Rice vinegar – 1 tsp
  • Cornstarch – 1 tsp + 1 tbsp dissolved in ¼ cup water
  • Sesame seed oil – 1 tsp
  • Wonton wrappers – ½ lb, covered using a wet towel at the room temperature
  • Low sodium chicken broth – 2 quarts
  • Bok choy – ½ lb, washed, leaves discarded
  • Chili garlic sauce – 2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

How To Prepare:

  1. In a large mixing bowl. Mix ground pork with soy sauce, scallion, 1 tsp cornstarch, sesame seed oil, and rice vinegar.
  2. place ½ tsp of this mixture on each of the wonton wrappers, one at a time. Coat the edges with the cornstarch liquid and fold into a triangle. Press the edges to secure the folding and encase filling. Place on a dry plate and keep aside, loosely covered with a plastic wrap. Repeat with all the wrappers.
  3. Meanwhile, add broth, reserving 2 cups, to the stockpot and allow to boil. Chill the reserved broth and keep aside.
  4. On medium to high heat, add the wrapped wontons to boiling broth. Allow to come to boil. Mix in 1 cup reserved broth and allow to come to boil again. Mix in the rest of the broth and allow to boil.
  5. Add noodles and cook until it is 90% cooked. Mix in bok choy and cook until noodles are well cooked.
  6. Simmer for a couple of minutes.
  7. Transfer to serving bowls and serve hot sprinkled with white pepper powder and garlic sauce.

5. Fried Noodles With Shrimp And Vegetables:

A lip smacking Chinese egg noodles recipe loaded with vegetables and shrimp, this is a quick way to zest up your Chinese themed party.

Ingredients:

  • Chow mein noodles – 5 oz
  • Spinach – 3 oz, chopped
  • Carrot – 1 big, peeled, cut into fine strips
  • Firm tofu – 4 oz, diced
  • Shrimp – 12 pieces, shelled, deveined
  • Onion – 1, medium sized, finely chopped
  • Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed
  • Spring onion – 1, sliced
  • Ginger – 1 inch, peeled, finely grated
  • Soy sauce – 4 tbsp
  • Mirin – 3 tbsp
  • Honey – 2 tbsp
  • Sesame seed oil – 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp
  • White pepper – to taste
  • Salt – to taste

How To Prepare:

  1. In a large saucepan placed on medium to high heat, boil water. Add noodles and cook until done. Drain thoroughly and soak in cold water. Drain away the cold water and toss with sesame seed oil. Keep aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine mirin with soy sauce, 1 tbsp sesame oil, and honey. Keep aside.
  3. Place a skillet on medium to high heat and heat 2 tbsp sesame oil.
  4. Add onion and garlic and cook until, onions turn translucent.
  5. Mix in shrimp and toss for 3 minutes.
  6. Mix in ginger, tofu, and carrot and toss for 3 more minutes.
  7. Mix in spinach and spring onion and cook for a couple of minutes.
  8. Mix in noodles and toss well.
  9. Pour in the sauce mixture and toss to ensure even coating.
  10. Sprinkle white pepper and salt, if required and toss well.
  11. Remove from heat and transfer to serving platter.
  12. Sprinkle white sesame seeds and serve hot.

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