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.