Aug 29, 2010

No Time to Cook? How About This 10 Minutes Noodles?

I love instant noodles!
Especially the spicy Korean kind, with an extra semi-cooked egg, it's divine!
Sadly we can never get all the good things in life,
Some instant noodles are heavenly, but they can also be a be a huge headache for our health,
Processed food, yes; overly-salted, yes; and most of the noodles are fried....
Not sure if it's the case for you, I also get pimples after instant noodles...
Worst nightmare ever!

As a result, I shuffled all the instant noodles away and came up with this recipe -

Ingredients (for one)?

Noodles for one serving
(Chinese yellow/oil noodles preferably, otherwise use something that is thin and round)
2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
2 tablespoons of soup base (flavored soy sauce)
1 tablespoon of black vinegar
1/2 teaspoon of chili sauce/sriracha sauce
Few drops of sesame oil


Super duper easy recipe,
Just cook the noodles till desired hardness,
Even for Asian dishes, I still like mine "al dente."

In the mean time, pour in all the remaining ingredients in the serving bowl,
Once the noodles is done, drain it and mix well with the sauce,
You can definitely adjust the seasoning according to your preference,
Sometimes I made it extra sourish and spicy, the noodles were like coated in chili sauce...

This dish only takes few more minutes than instant noodles,
Plus you can jazz it up by adding sliced scallions, toasted sesame seeds, fried shallots, or my favorite > semi-cooked egg!
Farewell my instant noodles pimples!

Cindy's Rating: 8


  1. Sounds very nice for a quick bowl of noodles! Simple seasonings. Yum. Agree on the egg. Noodle and egg go great together!

  2. To Eat Travel Eat~
    Yeah I think semi-cooked/poached eggs are just like bacon, it's good on everything!

  3. I just found your blog via Tastespotter. Love it already! Are you Taiwanese? I noticed you spent some time in Taiwan.

  4. You can try somen as instant noodles. I think they are more instant than instant noodles :)

  5. To Phoebe~
    Yeah I'm Taiwanese currently studying here in the states!

    To Tigerfish~
    Ha talking about saving time huh!

  6. I love Asian noodles! These sound great and I bet a little garlic would go a long way in these also!

  7. To Peggy~
    Yeah I haven't thought about garlics, that'll be a super good addition to the noodles!