Craving takeout? Save your money and make one of these Chinese noodle recipes instead!
They’re super easy, extra tasty, and wonderfully hearty.
I don’t know about you, but noodle recipes are my love language.
They’re just so irresistible when they’re dripping in a sweet and savory sauce with the right amount of spice.
If you share this sentiment, I urge you to read on.
Below, you’ll find all the Chinese classics, including Szechuan noodles, chicken chow mein, wonton soup, and more!
Plus, you can often get away with using a box of spaghetti from your pantry in many of these recipes.
So if you’re craving something flavorful and comforting, try making one of these Chinese noodle recipes.
Lo mein is one of my go-to orders when it comes to American-Chinese cuisine.
The combination of sweet, savory, and umami-rich flavors blows me away every time.
Now, I can make this takeout staple without having to leave the house. Score!
Best of all, you can use any noodle for this recipe. Don’t know what to do with yesterday’s leftover spaghetti?
Transform that boring pasta into this flavor-filled dish.
Plus, there’s a generous helping of veggies to make this recipe a guilt-free indulgence.
Oh boy, where do I start with these 15-minute garlic noodles?
This recipe is perfect for those days when you don’t want to cook but you’re still craving something delicious.
All you need is some garlic, soy sauce, and green onions to dress up any kind of noodle you have stashed away in your pantry.
After 15 minutes, you’ll have a satisfying bowl of noodles that tastes so incredibly delicious.
I’m talking flavor fireworks in each bite.
If chicken chow mein is your foolproof takeout order, why not try making it at home?
Not only will your cholesterol appreciate this healthier version, but your taste buds will be equally impressed.
You start with a base of chicken, veggies, and noodles. Toss everything with a homemade sweet and savory sauce, and bam!
You now have a healthy, flavor-packed dinner that makes equally great leftovers.
I won’t sugarcoat it, this recipe takes quite a bit of patience to make.
But once you have a steaming hot bowl of dan dan noodles sitting in front of you, the hard work will be well worth it.
Dan dan noodles comprise 4 parts: noodles, sauce, chili oil, and meat.
Each component is a recipe in its own right, so expect to stock up on quite a few ingredients prior to making this magical dish.
When you combine all these parts, the flavors taste absolutely breathtaking.
Expect a delicious mingling of fiery spice, deep savory umami, and the right amount of sweetness to balance everything out.
Fifteen minutes is all it takes to make this ultra-comforting bowl of stir-fried noodles.
You can enjoy them on their own for a quick carb fix or top these bad boys with an egg or protein of your choice.
No matter how you gobble down these noodles, you’re in for one decadent treat that takes very little effort to whip up.
Nothing beats the fresh taste of homemade Chinese egg noodles.
The chewy, bouncy texture makes the extra effort so worth it.
With a little help from a pasta maker, you can whip up a batch of these noodles in under an hour.
Make a big batch to freeze or try them in one of the recipes in this post!
Noodles just hit differently in the winter, especially when you combine them with an ultra-savory broth that’s brimming with flavors.
This recipe for Lanzhou beef noodle soup accomplishes this sentiment perfectly.
With a warm, fragrant broth, rich sliced beef, and tender noodles, you’re looking at a big bowl of pure comfort.
This recipe takes a little on the long side to make, so put aside a snowy Sunday afternoon and make this soothing soup.
When you order beef chow fun at a restaurant, it can sometimes be a little greasy.
That’s where this better-for-you recipe comes in handy.
The main ingredients are light and simple: rice noodles, bean sprouts, and thinly-sliced beef.
A handful of tasty staples go into seasoning this dish, including soy sauce, garlic, green onion, and Chinese rice wine.
Each forkful tastes as if it came straight from the local PF Chang’s without weighing you down after.
This recipe is a wonderful twist on the bouncy, soft texture we usually associate with noodles.
You start with egg noodles, then bathe them in oil during a round of deep-frying.
The result is a crispy, golden-brown noodle that tastes super irresistible.
You can serve them as an incredibly tasty appetizer, garnish, or snack.
No matter how you eat them, you’ll have a hard time stopping at just one bowl.
Do you like spice? But not just a dollop of Frank’s Red Hot on a sandwich.
I’m talking about mouth-numbing, sinus-clearing spice that you’ll feel well after the meal is over?
If the answer is yes, you have to check out this recipe for Szechuan noodles.
The best part about Szechuan spice is that you can eat even more noodles without getting affected by the heat.
So whip up a batch of these 10-minute noodles next time you want to feel the burn.
11. Ho Fun Noodles
This simple weeknight dinner takes just 20 minutes to create, and the results are legendary.
Expect loads of veggies lightly sauteed in a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, and vegetarian oyster sauce.
And the best part? You can add any meat, veggies, or mix-ins for equally delicious results.
It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book but for dinner.
12. Chicken Mei Fun
Chicken mei fun is a versatile weeknight staple that deserves a spot in your regular rotation of meals.
It’s a great way to use whatever vegetables you’ve got lying around in your fridge.
Have some bell peppers? Toss them in! How about some carrots? Chop ’em up and throw them in, too!
Your palate will look forward to taking another bite of the savory, sweet, and umami-rich flavors.
These saucy ramen noodles are hard to beat!
You only need a few basic ingredients and just 20 minutes to make this recipe.
There’s no need to stress about cooking up a complicated meal after a long day of work.
You can easily add whatever vegetables and protein you have on hand to make them more filling.
These noodles are like a blank canvas, waiting for you to unleash your creativity and make them your own.
This recipe for fried rice vermicelli is cheap and easy enough for a broke college student’s diet.
But it’s tasty enough to serve at a top-rated restaurant.
Twenty minutes and a handful of simple ingredients create this dish that’s big on flavor.
Stir-fried chicken, crispy bean sprouts, and fresh scallions make this a wonderful dinner you’ll crave all the time.
With a 10-minute cooking time, there’s really no excuse not to make this incredible recipe.
Start by boiling some noodles, then stir together a few condiments to create a tasty sauce.
Combine everything together and dig in!
You can serve these noodles hot or cold, making them perfect for a cozy winter comfort food or a light summer lunch.
Chinese scallion oil noodles are a humble dish, but the flavors will rock your world.
Start by cooking down scallions or green onions in oil until they release all their aroma and flavors.
Add in the sauces and noodles, and voila! You have an award-worthy meal fit for a king.
Making homemade wonton noodle soup is easier than you might think.
All you have to do is assemble the dumplings, heat up the broth, then cook it all together.
Can you think of a better way to spend a snowed-in afternoon?
The soothing, warm flavors will help you achieve comfort-nirvana. It’s that good.
This hand-pulled noodle dish from Xi’an, China creates the ultimate flavor explosion in your mouth, thanks to the mouthwatering sauce.
And what is in that sauce, you ask? You’ll find lots of garlic, chili oil, Chinese black vinegar, and more.
It’s fragrant, garlicky, spicy, and tangy all at once.
You’ll wonder how so much flavor could fit into one bowl of noodles.
19. Wat Tan Hor Fun
Wat tan hor fun translates to silky, smooth eggs in Cantonese, and after one bite, you’ll understand why.
Flat, tender hor fun noodles are smothered in a luscious egg gravy that’s so wonderfully silky and rich.
Throw any kind of seafood into this dish to complete this amazing recipe.
20. Zha Jing Mian
If you’re not familiar with zha jiang mian, let me introduce you to your new favorite dish.
Rich ground pork, tender noodles, and crunchy cukes mingle together with a savory brown sauce that ties it all together.
It’s a sweet, savory, noodle delight that’s so simple to make and tastes absolutely divine.
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