Garlic Noodles
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When I came across this ‘copy-cat’ version, I gave it a try and it came pretty close to that of Dancing Crab. When I made it the second time, I reduced the amount of butter and added chicken powder and fish sauce to kick up that umami flavor. Even though I’m sure there might be a few more ingredients I might have missed out, the unanimous approval I’ve got from the family is enough to make this recipe a keeper.
Recipe type: Noodles
Serves: serves 5
  • 1 packet (200 g) fresh / dry egg noodles (I’m using dry)
  • 6 cloves garlic – minced (I used a garlic press)
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (try not to skip this ingredient)
  • Sauce:
  • 1 tbsp chicken powder / 1 chicken bouillon cube (if using cube, dissolve with 2 tbsp hot water)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp maggi seasoning sauce (I’m using Golden Mountain seasoning sauce)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • Optional:
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Chopped green onions
  1. Boil your egg noodles according to the packet instructions and drain. I like to keep it slightly under-cooked as it will cook further in the sauce.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce together.
  3. Heat a large skillet or pan and add in butter and olive oil.
  4. Add in minced garlic and cook under low heat to avoid burning the garlic.
  5. Saute until aromatic and add in the noodles. Toss and mix well. Add a few spoons of water and drizzle in the sauce.
  6. Cook at high heat and mix until the sauce is well combined with the noodles. DO NOT overcook unless you like soggy noodles.
  7. Turn off heat and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese all over the noodles.
  8. Give it a final toss and serve.
  9. I like to sprinkle heaps of sesame seeds and green onions over the noodles. They taste great warm or even at room temperature.
Recipe by Bear Naked Food at