Stir Fried Soy Sauce Noodles (Chow Mein) – 豉油皇炒面

This is most versatile, quick-to-make, impressively easy plain chow mein recipe. Made under 15 mins, it’s quicker than delivery and honestly, tastier, healthier and greener too.


Easily one for the keeps, this stir fried soy sauce noodles serve as the perfect base. Add in your favourite veggies and proteins. Swap egg noodles from a vegan friendly noodle base. Voila, it’s your very own stir fried noodles.


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  • Servings: 3 - 4 pax

  • Time: 15 min

  • Skill: Easy


  1. 170g Dried noodles

  2. 100g Bean sprouts

  3. 3 stalks Scallions (separate the white and green part, cut into 1½ inch long) 

  4. ½ Onion (cut into strips)

  5. 1½ tbsp Sesame oil


  1. 1½ tbsp Dark soy sauce

  2. 1 tbsp Light soy sauce

  3. 1 tbsp Oyster sauce

  4. 2 tsp Sugar

  5. 2 tbsp Cooking wine/ Shao Xing wine


  1. Blanch noodles with hot boiling water, drain and set aside.

  2. Combine the ingredients under seasoning and mix well. Set aside.

  3. With a little cooking oil, pan fry the onions and scallions white portion only, Drain and set aside.

  4. Add a little more oil and add in noodles and pan fry noodles until crispy and fragrant over low heat. Add a little more oil along the way to aid in frying to achieve crispiness of the noodles.

  5. Add bean sprouts and scallion greens, toss evenly.

  6. Add in pre-cook onions & scallions whites, give it a quick toss & mix well

  7. Pour in sauce mixture and drizzle with sesame oil , continue to stir fry until well combined. Serve hot.

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