What To Season Noodles With?

  1. Cook noodles according to package instructions for al dente. Drain and return to hot pan. …
  2. Add butter, homemade seasoned salt and ground black pepper.
  3. Toss until butter is melted and noodles are fully coated.
  4. Serve immediately.
  5. If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!

When it comes to noodles, they are one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen. Whether you are making a simple stir-fry or a complicated sauce, there are so many options when it comes to seasoning noodles. In this blog post, we will discuss the different ways you can season noodles and how to best use different seasonings to bring out the flavor of your noodle dish. We will explore the different flavor profiles of seasonings such as herbs, spices, condiments, and more. We will also discuss how to create the perfect balance of flavors and textures to make your noodle dish the best it can be. So, if you are looking for some ideas on what to season noodles with, this post is for you!


  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine*
  • 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 3 ounces (2 ‘bundles’) thin Hong Kong-style egg noodles
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 green onions, sliced into matchsticks, white/light green and darker green parts separated
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced into matchsticks or ribbons
  • 3 ounces bean sprouts**
  • Directions:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, dark soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, sesame oil, sugar, and sriracha. Set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse under cool water.
  • In a large skillet or wok, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium-high until it shimmers. Add noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes, without stirring, until bottoms are slightly browned. Flip over as best you can and let cook for another 2 minutes. (Even though the noodles will not get entirely crispy, this step helps dry them out so they do not stick and absorb all the flavorful sauce.) Slide noodles onto a plate and set aside temporarily.
  • Return skillet to medium-high heat with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add garlic along with white and light green parts of green onion and quickly sautée until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Return noodles to skillet along with soy sauce mixture. Toss well with a pair of tongs or chopsticks, breaking up clumps of noodles as you go, until noodles are entirely coated, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add dark green parts of green onion, carrot ribbons, and bean sprouts and cook for 1 minute more or until just softened.
  • Remove from heat and divide among bowls; serve immediately.
  • Chinese rice-fermented cooking wine Shaoxing (also spelled Shao Hsing) is widely available at grocery stores with sizable Asian food sections or at Asian food stores. If necessary, you can also use a dry (non-cooking) sherry as a substitute.

    **Stores with good product sections or Asian markets frequently carry beansprouts. Keep in mind that they do perish quickly, so it is advised to consume them within a day or two of purchase.

    Adapted from The Woks of Life. All s and text © Lindsay Landis /

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