A quick and easy Asian-inspired noodle recipe. Garlic Asian Noodles are filled with mushrooms, garlic, and a lightly sweetened sauce. This super easy and tasty dish is perfect for busy weeknights and it’s ready in just 20 minutes.
When it comes to noodles dishes, Asian cuisine has some really delicious ones. Sure, you could grab takeout. But, those options can be loaded with oil. And with a puddle of oil resting at the bottom of the plate, you can be left with a greasy aftertaste.
Garlic Asian Noodles has all the flavour of these fast Asian noodles, like garlic and ginger, but without the excess oil. Best of all, it’s really easy to make. It takes just 20 minutes from start to finish, so you’ll have it on the table even faster than take-out. (And it’s definitely more affordable, too! That’s a real win!!)
You don’t need any kind of special noodles for this recipe. You can make Garlic Asian Noodles with regular spaghetti pasta. If you don’t have spaghetti, you can easily use linguine, fettuccine, or even angel hair. This is a super adaptable recipe.
If you love noodle dishes, check out these other tasty pasta recipes, Easy One Pot Macaroni and Cheese, Easy One Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs, Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta, Baked Cheese Ravioli with Creamy Pesto Sauce, and Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna.
Skip the Takeout! Make Garlic Asian Noodles
If you’re a fan of Asian-style noodle dishes, it’s easy to find yourself ordering takeout more often than you’d like. But that can lead to long wait times and excess time in the takeout line.
The truth is, making it at home can be so much easier. In fact, you can get it on the table so much faster when you make it yourself.
Pretty great, right!
Plus, making it at home is also more affordable. You can purchase the ingredients in bulk and save a lot of money in the long run. Plus, you’re not paying for any delivery or service charges. It’s a real win-win!
And when you’re making it yourself, you can completely customize it. Adding more or less of certain ingredients. You can add more veggies or even throw in some lean proteins, like chicken or tofu. You can totally customize it and make it perfect for your family.
So, next time you’re thinking about ordering takeout, try Garlic Asian Noodles. You’ll see that it’s quicker, easier, and more satisfying than waiting for delivery.
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What are Garlic Noodles?
Garlic Noodles are a popular dish dish that’s made with spaghetti or egg noodles and flavored with a generous amount of delicious garlic and soy sauce.
With roots in Vietnamese cuisine, Garlic Noodles are often served as a side dish with grilled meats or seafood. Overtime, the dish has gained popularity across the world, where it’s also served as a main course.
Garlic Noodles are known for their bold and savory garlic flavor that gives the dish a rich and aromatic taste. It’s simple to prepare and easy to customize. And it’s a perfect quick and easy meal that’s both comforting and satisfying.
What are the best types of noodles to use?
When it comes to making Garlic Asian Noodles, spaghetti is the perfect choice. And trust me, you’re in for a treat.
Spaghetti noodles are flavor sponges. And their long, thin strands soak up all that garlicky goodness in this dish. So, every bite is filled with that amazing garlic flavor.
Oh, and let’s not forget about convenience! You can find spaghetti noodles almost anywhere. Just pop into your local grocery store, head to the pasta aisle, and boom! Spaghetti noodles are right there, waiting for you. Talk about convenience.
When your dish is cooked, Spaghetti noodles are a total showstopper. Those long, luscious strands coated in a glorious garlic sauce are like food art on a plate. Your dish will look so appetizing, you won’t be able to resist diving in with a big ol’ forkful.
But, if you can’t find spaghetti noodles, or you don’t have any at home, you can always use linguine, fettuccine, or even angel hair pasta. Whatever noodles you use, get ready to wow your taste buds and enjoy every delicious bite!
Ingredients for Garlic Asian Noodles
Filled with mushrooms, garlic, ginger, and a lightly sweetened sauce, Garlic Asian Noodles are a tasty one pan dish. That’s ready in just 30 minutes.
Let’s grab those ingredients and get started! Your taste buds will thank you for it.
- Spaghetti noodles – absorb flavors, have a tasty texture, and are super easy to find. And they’re the perfect noodles for this easy and delicious dish.
- Mushrooms – a tasty addition to the dish, mushrooms enhance and absorb the flavor of the dish. Plus, they add some texture to the recipe.
- Garlic – its distinctive, pungent taste adds depth and richness to any dish. Garlic has this magical ability to transform ordinary noodles into something extraordinary.
- Soy sauce – brings that unmistakable umami punch and elevates this Asian noodle dishes to new heights.
- Sesame seeds – adds a light crunch of nutty goodness to the noodles and complements the other ingredients.
- Brown sugar – its rich, caramel-like flavor adds a subtle sweetness that perfectly balances the flavors and textures of the dish.
- Apple cider vinegar – adding a refreshing zing to the dish. This tart vinegar balances the flavors of the sauce, making it even more delicious.
- Ginger root – packs a punch of flavor and adds a delightful warmth to the dish. Its spicy and slightly sweet flavor adds depth, making the dish even tastier.
- Worcestershire sauce – this flavorful sauce brings a umami, tangy flavor that makes the dish even tastier.
- Olive oil – helps the dish cook and adds some flavor to the noodle dish.
How to Make Garlic Asian Noodles
Whether you’re cooking on a weeknight or weekend, this recipe is a must-try. It’s quick and easy to make and you can have a delicious meal on the table in no time.
So, what are you waiting for? Try this tasty noodle dish tonight and see just how delicious and easy it can be. You’ll be amazed at how yummy and effortless it is!
Step 1: Cook Noodles
It all starts with the noodles. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the pasta according to package instructions. When they’re finished cooking, and have that perfect al dente texture, drain and set aside.
You’ll know that the noodles are al dente because they’re firm but still cooked through. They have a slight chewiness to them, which adds a nice texture to your dish. But, they’re not too soft and mushy or too hard and undercooked.
So, think of al dente as the Goldilocks zone for spaghetti noodles—just right! It’s all about finding that perfect balance where they’re cooked enough to be deliciously tender, but not overly soft.
Step 2: Cook Garlic & Ginger
So many Asian dishes start with heating up oil, and this one is no different. In Asian cuisine, different types of oils are used depending on the specific flavor or cooking style, but to make this recipe as simple as possible, it uses olive oil, which is super easy to find in any grocery store.
To start, in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Once your oil is heated, add the garlic and ginger. It only needs a little time to cook — anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 minute.
This just helps mellow the intensity of flavor of the garlic and ginger. And it will continue to cook as the rest of the dish is prepared.
Step 3: Add Sesame Seeds
Now comes that nutty flavor with a little bite. Add the sesame seeds to the skillet. And give them a little toast.
This helps to bring out the flavor of the seeds and makes the dish even tastier. But remember to stir regularly to avoid burning. You want lightly toasted seeds not charred ones.
Step 4: Add the mushrooms
When it comes to noodles dishes, mushrooms can easily become the superstars and one of the tastiest parts!
Mushrooms have this incredible ability to soak up flavors like a sponge. So when you cook them with all those tasty Asian sauces and spices, they absorb all that deliciousness and become flavor bombs! Yum!
Since the garlic, giner and sesame seeds are already in the pan, when you add the mushrooms to the pan, they will soak up the other flavors.
You’ll want to cook the mushrooms until they release their liquid. That’s how you’ll know that they’re ready.
Step 5: Make the sauce
While the mushrooms are cooking, in a small bowl, you can make the sauce. Simply combine soy sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. And that’s it!!
When you combine these few ingredients, you have a sauce that’s the perfect balance of savory and sweet. And it’s really delicious.
Step 6: Add the Noodles & Sauce
Finally, add the cooked noodles to the skillet. And cover it with the sauce. You’ll want to stir-fry it for a minute or two to bring all the flavor together.
Once everything cooks together, and the noodles are evenly coated with the sauce, your dish is done.
And you can serve and enjoy!
What can you serve with Garlic Asian Noodles?
When it comes to serving Garlic Asian Noodles, there are so many options for sides. If you want to add more veggies, you can serve it with grilled or stir-fried vegetables. Vegetables like broccoli, bok choy, and snap peas are delicious, nutritious, and flavorful.
But, if you’re looking for something a little lighter, a salad is a great option. A simple green salad with cucumbers, sesame seeds, and a good ginger vinaigrette, would be delicious.
The possibilities are truly endless. Just choose your favorite and enjoy this noodle dish!
What can you do with leftover Asian Garlic Noodles?
Well, if you have any leftover noodles, they’re delicious hot or cold the next day. In fact, they’re just as delicious as the first time around, so you definitely don’t want to waste them!
But, if you want something different, you can also whip them up into something new.
Before we dive into the ways to use up leftover noodles, let’s talk about storing it properly. Once the noodles have cooled down, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for three to five days.
Now, here are some easy and tasty ways to use leftover noodles and more something new:
- Stir-fry – Add some sliced veggies and a protein (like tofu, chicken, or shrimp) to a wok or large pan, along with a little oil and some spices or a sauce. Then, toss in your Garlic Asian Noodles and stir-fry everything together until it’s heated through. And you’ll have a whole new meal in no time.
- Cold Noodle Salad – Simply toss the leftover noodles with some fresh veggies (like shredded carrots, cucumbers, or bell peppers) and a light honey soy dressing. And you have a perfect light and refreshing dish.
- Noodle Soup – Add some broth, sliced veggies (like carrots, mushrooms, or bok choy), and your choice of protein (like tofu or shrimp). Bring everything to a simmer and cook until the veggies and protein are cooked through.
There are so many delicious possibilities! Don’t let those leftovers go to waste. Especially when you can make another tasty meal.
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Garlic Asian Noodles
If you enjoy Asian style dishes, this noodle recipe is for you! Garlic Asian Noodles is a full-flavoured, dish that’s simple to make. Ready in just 20 minutes, this is an easy throw together meal.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: 4 to 5 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Asian
- 1 package spaghetti noodles
- 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger root, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- In a heavy skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger, cook for 1 minute.
- Add sesame seeds, cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until seeds are lightly toasted. Stir regularly to avoid burning.
- Saute mushrooms with garlic and ginger for 3 to 5 minutes, or until mushrooms release liquid.
- In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.
- Add noodles to skillet and sprinkle with sweet soy sauce. Stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes, or until noodles are evenly covered with the sauce.
- Serving Size: 4
- Calories: 550.54kcal
- Sugar: 10.07g
- Sodium: 906.45mg
- Fat: 6.08g
- Saturated Fat: 0.95g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2.16g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 102.87g
- Fiber: 5.35g
- Protein: 21.04g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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