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Asian Garlic Noodels/white plate/fork

Asian Garlic Noodles

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 - 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Asian-American


Asian garlic noodles are certainly a riff on Aglio Olio. But this simple dish becomes a classic, too! If you love garlic, this is for you!


Units Scale

4 T butter

20 medium garlic cloves, minced

1 T oyster sauce

2 t light soy sauce or Maggi seasoning or 1 t soy and 1 t Worcestershire

2 t fish sauce

1 lb dry spaghetti or fresh lo-mein

Large 1/4 c fresh grated Parmesan

4 minced scallions


Melt the butter in a wok or large saucepan over medium heat.

Add the garlic and cook, stirring until fragrant but not browned, about 2 minutes.

Add the oyster, soy and fish sauce and stir to combine. Add in half of the scallions if you choose. Remove from heat.

Bring 1 1/2 inches of water to a boil in a 12″ skillet over high heat. Add the pasta and stir a few times to make sure it’s not sticking together and cook about 2 minutes short of al dente.

Using tongs, transfer the cooked pasta to the garlic sauce along with whatever water clings to it. (DO NOT throw the pasta water away!) Increase the heat to high, add the cheese to the pot or wok and stir and toss vigouously until the sauce is creamy and emulisfied, about 30 seconds. If it looks too watery, let it keep reducing. If it looks too buttery, add a splash of cooking water to emulsify.

Serve immediately garnished with scallions.


Thanks J. Kenzi Lopez-Alt for the inspiration!

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