Momofuku Ginger Scallion Noodles

Psst—making one of New York City’s most iconic Chinatown dishes takes less than 30 minutes.

  • Serves

    Serves 4

  • Cook

    25 minutes


By SAVEUR Editors

Updated on January 25, 2023

This ginger scallion noodle recipe, adapted from Momofuku: A Cookbook, by David Chang and Peter Meehan, pays homage to one of one of the most celebrated restaurant dishes in New York City: the $6.95 "lo mien with ginger and scallions" at Great N.Y. Noodletown in Manhattan's Chinatown district.

Ginger scallion sauce is a mother sauce for Chang, who uses it often at his restaurants. You should too: Stir a few tablespoons into a bowl of hot noodles, drizzle it over rice topped with a fried egg, or use it as a condiment for grilled meat or seafood.


  • 2 12 cups thinly sliced scallions (greens and whites, from 1–2 large bunches)
  • 12 cup finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 14 cup grapeseed or other neutral oil
  • 1 12 tsp. light soy sauce
  • 34 tsp. sherry vinegar
  • 34 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 6 cups (1 lb.) cooked ramen noodles


Step 1

In a large bowl, stir together the the scallions, ginger, oil, soy sauce, sherry vinegar, and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 15 minutes, or up to 2 days.

Step 2

When ready to serve, add the hot noodles to the bowl, toss well to coat with the sauce, and serve immediately.

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