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simply fried noodles

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There are lots of temptations when roaming my trusted food store: fried noodles ready for serving are everywhere – if deep frozen w/ vegetables & meat or shrimps (ready for the microwave), if in the fresh section (also ready for the microwave or the frying pan), if dried (ready for adding water and marching in a pan or pot … the instant way of noodles). Also you may get freshly prepared fried noodles from one of the booths you’ll usually find somewhere in the food store area …

Nevertheless I started preparing my very own fried noodles. It’s easier & faster than you may think.

What do we need?

  • Mie noodles (dried Asian wheat noodles with eggs)
  • an onion
  • a red pepper
  • some slices of bacon
  • eggs
  • fresh ginger
  • fresh garlic
  • light soy sauce
  • sweet hot chili sauce
  • sesame oil
  • five-spices-powder
  • some spring onions.

We start preparing the Mie noodles … Just bring water to a boil in a pot and drop in the packets of Mie noodles. Watch it restart boiling – then set the pot aside & let the noodles linger in the hot water for some minutes. (The exact times will be on the package of the Mie noodles.) Then drain the noodles & rinse them under cold water. Set aside.

Then start chopping …

  • the red pepper
  • the onion
  • the bacon
  • the fresh garlic
  • the fresh ginger
  • the spring onions …

… and set aside.

Next step is mixing the sauce mess out of the basic sauces, the sesame oil & the five-spices-powder. Set aside.

Finally whisk the eggs and bake them in a pan slightly oiled w/ peanut oil. When the eggs are like a pancake just let it glide onto a wooden board and slice it into small stripes. Set aside.

Now we are ready to start the frying session!

Add some peanut oil to a pan & start frying the bacon with the garlic & the ginger. Add the onion & the pepper.

After some minutes – don’t forget to stir the mess continuously – add the sauce … and immediately after this add the Mie noodles.

… and stir – until all is well combined. Add the stripes of baked eggs … and maybe increase the temperature to get some crispy noodles!

Before serving sprinkle the mess w/ the chopped spring onions!


simply fried noodles
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Servings: 2
  • 125 g Mie noodles (2 packets)
  • 30 g bacon (3 slices)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 spring onions
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp peanut oil (divided)
  • 1 tbsp ginger (finely chopped or grated)
  • 2 gloves of garlic (finely chopped or pressed)
  • 2-3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp sweet hot chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (roasted)
  • 1 tsp five-spices-powder (levelled)
  • salt (to taste)
how to:
  • The Mie noodles: boil & simmer & drain & rinse with cold water. Pls read the instruction on the package about the times. Set the cooked noodles aside.
  • Chop the bacon, the red pepper & the red onion and set aside.
  • Chop finely the fresh garlic (or press it) & the fresh ginger (or grate it). Set aside.
  • Mix the light soy sauce, the sweet hot chili sauce & the roasted sesame oil; add the five-spices-powder. Set aside.
  • Whisk the eggs & fry the mess in peanut oil. Cut the baked eggs into stripes. Set aside.
  • In the same pan as the eggs fry the bacon, the garlic &the ginger for some minutes (3-4 min) in the rest of the peanut oil. Add the red pepper & the onion and fry for another 3-4 min.
  • Add the sauce mix, stir and add immediately the cooked noodles. Stir & fry for some minutes (4-5 min). Add the baked egg.
  • If you like you may increase the heat to get some crispy noodles.
  • Finalize with some salt and/or soy sauce.
  • Sprinkle the finely chopped spring onions on top.
  • Serve immediately.
Mie noodles: dried Asian noodles from wheat flour and eggs usually in form of packets (also: instant noodles)
Red onion: you may also work w/ white or yellow onions
Ginger: may be grated or finely chopped
Garlic: may be pressed or finely chopped
You may also ad some chili (crushed dried chili or chili powder) if you like it hot.
The fried noodles may be stored in the fridge if there are leftovers … just reheat them in the microwave.