Oct 27, 2023

Scallion Oil Noodles for One 蔥油拌麵

Usually I would just mix together three simple Asian seasonings when putting up a quick noodles meal for myself. These three seasonings are soy sauce, sesame oil, and black vinegar, perhaps a bit chili sauce for an extra kick. But once in a blue moon I'm like why not step it up a notch! I want something fancier, something much more flavorful this time. So here it is, my single serving scallion oil noodles.

Scallion oil noodles -

Scallion oil noodles for one

Ingredients (for one serving)?

  • 2 stalks scallion
  • 150 grams thin Asian wheat based noodles
  • 2 tablespoons neutral cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons black vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce


Destem the scallion and chop some green parts for garnish. As for the remaining section, slice into thin strips. It doesn't have to be very nicely sliced since we're going to sear them later.

Chopped scallion and scallion strips

Bring out a medium pot and drizzle 2 tablespoons of neutral oil. I used rice bran oil. Switch to medium heat and add in the scallion strips. Continue to sear the scallion till they start to turn dry on some parts.

Searing scallion strips

Change to low heat to prevent oil splashing while we add the seasonings. So from here, let's add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of dark soy sauce, 2 teaspoon of black vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of chili sauce. Mix till blended then switch off the heat.

Seasoning seared scallion strips in oil

Taste and adjust accordingly. The sauce should be on the saltier side since we're going to mix in the noodles soon after. Once the flavor is checked, pour that to serving bowl.

Have another medium pot filled with water. Wait till the water starts to boil then add in thin Asian noodles. The dried version can be easily found in Asian grocery stores. I can also get fresh kind here in Taiwan's traditional market. Cook till the noodles reach desired texture, drain then transfer to the serving bowl.

Cooking thin Asian wheat based noodles

Mix till evenly blended, then garnish with chopped scallion on top. The noodles are fully coated with the flavorful scallion oil, not only making it a smooth slurp, but also filled with scallion aroma. 

Scallion oil noodles for one

There's not much extra stuff that I need to clean afterwards compared to my usual basic dry noodles meal, so that's one more point to this scallion oil noodles recipe. And the most important thing is that the upgraded single serving noodles truly delivered. Cravings satisfied and definitely left with a happy tummy. 

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  1. Replies
    1. You can use any kind of Asian chili sauce of your liking, like the ones with red chili peppers inside or the dried chillies in oil, as long as you enjoy the flavors.