Pan-Fried Noodle Dim Sum Style

One of my favorite Chinese dishes is pan-fried noodles.  I used to make a gooey mess when I tried to make noodles.  But no more!  A sweet grandmother in my neighborhood taught me the secret to making this easy and delicious recipe, and it tastes like the one you find at any dim sum place.


1 pound eggless noodle (“pan-fry”)

1 bunch scallions, thinly slice into 2 inches

1 bag of bean sprouts, washed and dried

3 gloves garlic, finely diced (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)

3 tablespoons  dark soy sauce (Pearl River Bridge brand)

2 tablespoons  soy sauce

1/3 cup of water

1 teaspoon salt (or add 1/2 more if desired)

1  teaspoon sugar

1.  Bring a pot of water to boil.  Quickly cook the noodle for about 2 minutes.  Remove       from water and put it aside.

2.  In a bowl mix in all the liquid, salt, sugar, and garlic.  Set aside.

3.  Heat the frying pan, add oil, scallions for 30 seconds then add 1/3 of the noodle.  Stir the noodle for 1 minute, then add the soy sauce mixture into the noodle, stir it for another minute.  Add bean sprouts, toss for another minute.  Remove from pan into plate.

Repeat step 3 with the rest of the noodle…1/3 at a time so the noodle will be well seasoned.

2 comments on “Pan-Fried Noodle Dim Sum Style

    • One of the soy sauces (Pearl River Brand) is a dark soy sauce which gives the noodle the dark color. Silver Swan is a product of the Philippines and may be sweeter. Either brand is ok, make sure it’s a dark soy sauce.

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