Garlic Noodles

Do not rinse the chao mian noodles after you cook them; the starch on the surface helps them ''grab'' the garlic flavor. Serve them with Red-Cooked Pork, if you like.

Garlic Noodles
Do not rinse the chao mian noodles after you cook them; the starch on the surface helps them ''grab'' the garlic flavor.
Yield: serves 2-4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh chao mian-style wheat noodles
  • 3 Tbsp. peanut oil
  • 6-8 cloves minced and peeled garlic
  • 2 tsp. Japanese soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. oyster sauce
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add wheat noodles and cook until just tender, about 2 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat peanut oil in a wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic cloves and stir-fry until fragrant and soft, about 30 seconds. Drain noodles, then immediately add to wok. Add soy sauce and oyster sauce and season with a little salt. Toss noodles in wok until mixed well and hot but not fried, 1-1 12 minutes.