There’s no doubt that these sweet, salty, and rich Garlic Noodles will become a staple in your menu over and over again.

These delicious noodles will become a staple in your menu as they are the perfect base for glazed meat, such as Sticky Soy Ginger Glazed Chicken, Honey Sriracha Tofu, or simple stir-fried vegetables.

With such a short ingredient list that consists only of pantry staples, you will want to keep making them. Apronese recipe introduced below, take 3 minutes to read it and do it.

Oyster Sauce: Where Can I Find It?

It is possible to find oyster sauce in the international aisle of most major supermarkets (search near the hoisin sauce). If you aren’t able to find it there, then it might be worthwhile to seek out an Asian market, where you will likely find oyster sauce at a much cheaper price compared to chain supermarkets.

Oyster Sauce Can Be Substituted with What Else?

The oyster sauce is a salty, rich flavor which makes this dish stand out from others and I would not recommend substituting it for some other flavor. On the other hand, a few readers have suggested using hoisin sauce, which is a much sweeter sauce, and have gotten great results. You may substitute your own preference.

Garlic Noodles: What Else Can I Add?

You can add all sorts of different ingredients to this simple base recipe! Garlic noodles are great as a side dish, but they can be made into a meal by adding protein and vegetables.

See my Garlic Noodles with Beef and Broccoli for some ideas. As well as shrimp, snow peas, eggs, bell peppers, and tofu, you could add anything you like!

Front view of Garlic Noodles in a bowl

Are you looking for a spicy noodle recipe? You may want to check out my Spicy Dragon Noodles recipe!

Quick & Easy Garlic Noodles

The Garlic Noodles are a delightful side dish to any Asian-inspired meal that can be enjoyed hot or cold with a strong garlic punch. They are sweet, rich, and savory with a strong garlic punch.

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 Mins/ Cook Time: 15 Mins/ Total Time: 25 Mins


  • 8 oz angel hair pasta ($0.54)
  • 4 cloves garlic ($0.24)
  • 1/2 bunch green onions ($0.35)
  • 4 Tbsp butter ($0.50)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce ($0.20)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar ($0.05)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil ($0.40)
  • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce ($0.26)


  • Into a bowl, add the oyster sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce, and sesame oil, and stir well until the ingredients are blended together.
  • The noodles should be cooked in a large pot of boiling water according to the package directions, which is usually 7-10 minutes. Drain the cooked noodles in a colander, and then set them aside until ready to serve.
  • The garlic and green onions will cook slowly while the pasta is cooking in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is melted and bubbly, add the garlic and green onions (save a few for garnish) and sauté for 1-2 minutes or until the garlic and onions are soft and fragrant.
  • Whenever you are finished, remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the drained pasta along with oyster sauce mixture until the pasta is evenly coated. If the pasta is stiff or sticky, you may need to sprinkle a small amount of hot water over it to loosen it up. If you wish to serve the pasta with any reserved sliced green onions, just sprinkle some hot water on top.


Serving: 1Serving Calories: 374.9kcal Carbohydrates: 62.85g Protein: 8.98g Fat: 14.23g Sodium: 268.55mg Fiber: 2.73g

The nutritional values shown here are only estimates. Please see our nutrition disclaimer.

How to Make Garlic Noodles – Step by Step Photos

Mix Sauce ingredients in a bowl

To make the sauce, you will need a small bowl in which you will combine 2 Tbsp oyster sauce, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, 2 Tbsp soy sauce, and 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil, and stir well. Once well combined, you can proceed to cooking the meat.

Slice Green Onions

While the pasta is simmering in the large pot of boiling water, coarsely chop four cloves of garlic and slice about four green onions (as many as half a bunch) depending on what you decide to do.

Boil a large pot of water and cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.

Sauté Garlic and Green Onions

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-low heat, and once it has melted, add the minced garlic and the majority of the sliced green onions (reserve a few for garnish). Let cook, stirring occasionally, until the garlic smells lovely and the green onions are soft and fragrant (1-2 minutes).

Add Noodles and Sauce to skillet

After turning off the heat in the skillet, add the pasta that has been cooked and drained, as well as the prepared sauce, and quickly combine.

Mix Pasta and Sauce and top with green onion

After the ingredients are combined in the skillet, toss the pasta until it is evenly coated with the sauce. Serve immediately topped with green onions that have been reserved.

Overhead view of Garlic Noodles in a bowl

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