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Scallion Oil Noodles

Scallion Oil Noodles - 3-ingredient noodles with aromatic scallion oil. So easy, delicious and takes only 15 mins |


Taiwanese Scallion Oil Noodles Recipe (葱油拌面)

Serves 1 | Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cook Time: 10 Minutes


3 tablespoons oil
2 stalks scallion, cut into small rounds
8 oz fresh noodles
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon soy sauce or to taste


Heat up a wok with the cooking oil until it begins to smoke. Add the scallion and stir continuously with the spatula until the scallion is aromatic and becomes moderately burned. (This process will release the full fragrance of the scallion and infuses the scallion oil with the intense aroma.) Set aside the scallion oil.

Heat up a pot of water until it boils. Cook the fresh noodles al dente. The noodles should be cooked through but still somewhat firm and springy. Drain the noodles and transfer into a serving bowl.

Add the scallion oil, oyster sauce, and soy sauce into the noodles. Using a pair of chopsticks, toss the noodles to blend well with the scallion oil and seasoning sauces. Serve immediately.

Cook’s Notes:

I used Taiwanese fresh noodles. It’s labeled as Fresh Shanghai Noodles or Fresh Noodles. In Chinese, it’s called “阳春面.”

If you’re health-conscious, use less oil (2 – 2 1/2 tablespoons). The noodle tastes the best with 3 tablespoons scallion oil.

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45 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. This is indeed a simple, flavourful satisfaction. I have just learnt how to make Scallion pancake (葱油饼)from a Beijing chef a few weeks ago. I have to make a note to work that into my blog…so many things to cook, so little time.

  2. simple and yet looks so delicious.i can’t recall whether have i eaten this type of noodles before, shall look out for a packet of this at the supermarket. By the way, have to tell you that your site is really interesting , love it!

  3. This looks delicious! Do you have any suggestions as to what kinds of noodles would be a good substitute for yangchunmian? Asian noodles (especially fresh ones) can be hard to get where I live….

  4. Wow this looks delicious. I just imagine what a great combination it will be to have the noodles and the fragrance from the scalliion oil. will definitely try this out, this weekend even. Thank you for the recipe. I love your site.

  5. Love simple noodle dishes like this one. And agree that scallion oil is the perfect component! We indulged in a similar dish on NYE before the ball dropped (Japanese tradition for a healthy new year).

  6. steve

    I made this last night with Yakitori noodles… and it is a phenomenal recipe for something that is so simple.

    I am waiting for the soy sauce eggs.

  7. What great comfort food. My late grandmother always made this for us too. The only difference is that she used fried shallots oil instead of scallion oil. We also generally use the egg noodles (those used in wonton noodles) for this.

  8. hi again, i just want to tell you that i’ve made some fried sweet potatoes from your site and have linked it back to yours. thanks so much..i love that!

  9. Tori

    Actually, youtiao and soy milk are a Shanghai breakfast staple (along with shaobing or sesame flat bread) not Taiwanese. It’s eaten in Taiwan as well as elsewhere in the Asian community but not considered Taiwanese.

  10. Julian

    I just made this but I don’t know if it was cooked correctly. I mean it tastes OK to me… it’s just that I wasn’t sure how long to heat the cooking oil and stir the scallions. Any further tips? My scallions ended up a little burned :X

  11. Nicole

    OHMYGOSH!!!! how is this so simple yet so amazing???? I added wood ear mushrooms to mine. Thanks so much for this amazing recipe. Made me feel less homesick. :)

  12. Evelyn

    This dish reminds me of an Italian peasant dish called aglio e olio. My mother made it often.
    Made with noodles, garlic scented oil ans sprinled with parsley.

  13. Tony

    Apologies to the chef, but I would have to add a bit of crushed dried red pepper to the mix (I live in Thailand). Would have to see if it clashes with or complements the oyster sauce.

  14. Anna

    In college, I would toss in fresh sliced scallions, salt, drizzled sesame oil over spaghetti noodles — it was easy, fresh and flavorful.

  15. Sev

    Up late tonight and really had a craving for Asian noodles of some type for a midnight, for real, snack. Tried these as I wanted fast and easy, and this was that. Just yummy too, the scallion oil is delicious, the use of flavored oils I’ve learned here, scallion and garlic so far, definitely useful and flavorful. These are indeed quick and tasty, craving satisfied!

    All I had on hand were ramen, but 3 packs world out right, seemed to be not too much for the amount of oil, and tasted fine.

    Great quick noodle recipe.

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