This Hong Kong style fried noodles recipe is amazingly flavorful. Crispy noodles with bean sprouts topped with teriyaki sauce and siomai!
Hong Kong style fried noodles or also known as Hong Kong chow mein is a Chinese noodle dish adopted by Filipinos and gave it their own twist. It is a power house in terms of flavors and the choice of toppings are endless.
I came across the dish in social media and how it is becoming a popular business in the Philippines. With some research and some testing, I settled on this Hong Kong fried noodles recipe that includes making a simple teriyaki sauce. It’s so easy and you can even make your own topping with my siomai recipe.
What is Hong Kong Style fried noodles?
It is similar to noodle pancake where the chow mein noodles or egg noodles are fried until crispy on the sides unlike stir fry. The usual vegetable it is fried with are bean sprouts but other veggies are sometimes added. It is then slathered with thick savory sauce with meat which is usually chicken.
How Filipinos make it
The popularity of the dish reached the Philippines with Chinese cuisine having a big influence on Filipinos. It actually became a franchise business with stalls than can be found in malls. The Filipino version has a lot of sauce options ranging from teriyaki, sweet chili, peanut and fried chili oil. It is then topped with dumplings, crab sticks or spring rolls.
Do I need to make all the sauce?
This recipe for Hong Kong style fried noodles is so simple and taste really good that you can have it on its own. I included a simple recipe for teriyaki sauce but used store-bought sweet chili sauce so we can try both. If you do not want to make your own sauce, you can buy some of the above mentioned sauces at groceries near you.
What other vegetables can I add?
Aside from bean sprouts, you can make this Hong Kong style pan fried noodles with other vegetables. Here are some suggestions that you can try cooking it with.
What noodles are used in pan fried noodles?
The most commonly used egg noodles used for fried noodles recipe are, Chow mein, Wonton mein and Lo mein. Wonton mein has more egg content while Lo mein has thinner strands. Chow mein have the right thickness, flavor and texture for this recipe. If you’re the “cooking from scratch” type, try my homemade egg noodles recipe.
How to serve
This, for me, is the most exciting part aside from eating the pan fried noodles. Serve noodles with vegetables in a bowl or approximately 100 grams in a paper bowl if you want to turn it into a business. Pour sauce of choice or try to mix it up and see what works for you. Top with either dumplings, fried shrimp, spring rolls or you can even skip it. Mix the noodles with fork or pair of chopsticks and enjoy!
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Hong Kong Style Fried Noodles
- 300 grams egg noodles semi cooked
- 3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion (sliced)
- 1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 1/4 cup spring onions (chopped)
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp honey
- 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 1 tbsp ginger (grated)
- 1 tbsp cornstarch (for thickening agent)
- 1 tbsp water (for thickening agent)
Making the teriyaki sauce
- In a small sauce pan, pour water, soy sauce, and honey. Stir until sugar dissolves then bring to a simmer over medium heat.1 cup water, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tbsp honey
- Add garlic, and ginger then stir to incorporate. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.3 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp ginger
- Dissolve cornstarch in water then gradually add to sauce mixture while stirring and cook until thick.1 tbsp cornstarch, 1 tbsp water
- Remove sauce pan from heat and strain the sauce into a container.
Making the fried noodles
- Boil 3 cups water in a pot then add egg noodles. Stir to separate strands and cook until tender and cooked through.3 cups water, 300 grams egg noodles semi cooked
- Transfer noodles in a colander to drain water. Rinse with cold water and drain excess liquid. Set aside.
- In a wok or pan, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Sauté onion until translucent then tip in bean sprouts and cook for 2 minutes or until lightly browned.2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 medium onion, 1 cup bean sprouts
- Add cooked egg noodles and fry for 1-2 minutes.
- Pour light soy sauce, salt ,pepper and spring onions. Stir for 1-2 mins. to evenly distribute ingredients.1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/4 cup spring onions
- Add sesame oil and continue frying noodles for 2-3 mins or until lightly crisp. Remove from heat.1 tbsp sesame oil
- Transfer a serving of noodles in a bowl and pour teriyaki sauce and some chili oil. Top with siomai. Bon appetit!