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Chilli Garlic Shanghai Noodles

srividya76's picture
Shanghai Noodles are a thick egg noodles which is used in Chinese cuisine. This is not a traditional noodle but a staple of Shanghai cuisine which are served at the dumpling houses.
  Wheat noodles 100 Gram
  Shredded cabbage 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shredded carrot 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mushrooms 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), soaked & chopped
  Spring onions stalks 2 , chopped
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, finely chopped
  Dried red chilies 4
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Light soy sauce/2tsp dark soy 2 Tablespoon
  Chili paste/Chili sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Oil 2 Teaspoon

In a pan boil 5 cups of water and then add the noodles. Be sure to add the noodles only after the water starts boiling or else they may get overcooked. Boil them for about three minutes or you can follow as per the noodle marker's instructions. Wash under cold water,drain, sprinkle a few drops of oil and keep them aside. Heat the oil in a non stick wok and fry chillies till they turn a shade darker and keep them aside.

In the same oil, fry the garlic and ginger till fragrant. Then add the cabbage, carrot and spring onion whites and toss for about 30 seconds. Add the noodles, chilli paste, soy sauce and toss lightly to mix. Do not fry for too long as the noodles will get overcooked. Top with the spring onion greens and the chilli that we had fried earlier, broken into pieces.
Chili Garlic Shanghai noodles are ready to be served.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
When talking about the Chinese noodle,we just don’t think much about what kinds of noodles we eat.They call all kinds of noodles as “Mian” in Chinese.Actually there are thousands kinds of noodle nation wide. This recipe which i have presented here is called the" Chilli Garlic Shanghai noodles". In the northern china noodles are the main food especially in a provice in china called Shangxi it has more than 400 varieties kinds of noodles.

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shantihhh's picture
This is a great mien/noodle dish. I use more garlic and a little toasted sesame oil for extra flavour. I think some places call these Dan-Dan noodles. Shanti/Mary-Anne
srividya76's picture
Thanks Shanthi. I will try soon making this recipe again adding more garlic and toasted sesame oil.
srividya76's picture
Thanks Shanthi. I will try soon making this recipe again adding more garlic and toasted sesame oil.
Imi76's picture
this is stolen content..this woman doesn't know how to cook anything !