Garlic Noodles From Asian Countries

August 5, 2022


To make this savory dish, combine a few Western and Asian staples you probably already have in your kitchen, such as garlic noodles and sesame oil.

They are both delicious and nutritious as a side dish or as a vegetarian main dish with some bok choy or fried broccoli!


Garlic Noodles are new to me, I’ll admit. I can tell that it combines Western and Asian components, such as brown sugar, Parmesan cheese, and soy sauce. In both cuisines, garlic is a key component, and this dish is no exception.

The outcome is a salty, umami-packed blast of flavor. Caramelized garlic pieces are so delicious that you may find yourself scavenging for them in the noodles!

The butter, parmesan cheese, oyster sauce, and soy sauce all contribute to the sauce’s powerful umami flavor, which is nutty, salty, savory, and fantastic.


My garlic noodles were made using thin spaghetti, which can be obtained anywhere! Chinese egg noodles (fresh or dried) can also be used, as well as standard white wheat noodles. I think my Homemade Egg Noodle recipe would be the best alternative for this dish.

When it comes to making your noodles, I think you’ll be astonished at how simple it is. You can also check out our homemade noodles and spinach noodles. With a mixer and a pasta roller, it’s a breeze to get the dough out of the bowl.

So without further ado, let’s get started with the recipe!


  • 12 oz. of thin spaghetti (340g; can also use dried Chinese noodles or fresh egg noodles)
  • salt
  • 4 tbsp. of unsalted butter
  • 8 cloves of garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1/8 tsp. of turmeric (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. of oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. of soy sauce
  • 1-2 tsp. of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. of sesame oil
  • 1-2 whole scallions (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese


  1. The water should be boiling in a big pot with salt. In accordance with the package directions, cook the noodles/pasta. If you’re using fresh noodles, all you have to do is blanch them before using them. Remember to save some of the pasta cooking water for the sauce if you do.)
  2. Melt the butter and garlic in a large skillet. Sauté briefly, then add the turmeric (if used), the other seasonings (if any), and the sesame oil. Add the scallions after stirring for a minute.
  3. Toss in the cooked pasta and parmesan cheese once the scallions have wilted for 30 seconds. Add a few tablespoons of the noodle boiling water to the sauce if it is too thick. Serve!
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