Garlic Noodles

Asian-style garlic butter noodles are easy and delicious. They are ready in less than 30 minutes!

I can never resist ordering garlic noodles whenever I see them offered on a restaurant menu. But they are also super easy to make at home.

With Chinese New Year’s coming soon, I’ve been planning my menu and trying to decide what noodle dish to make. I’m definitely considering this one.

One of the key ingredients to this dish is Maggi Seasoning Sauce. It’s a common ingredient found in a lot of Asian recipes, especially Vietnamese ones. It’s fairly easy to find in grocery stores or on Amazon. It tastes similar to soy sauce but with much more depth.

The garlic noodles look quite plain so I garnished them with some fresh parsley and some grated Parmesan cheese. The noodles are best served hot while the garlic butter sauce is still warm.


Recipe Tips

  • You can make this with a variety of noodles including spaghetti noodles but I prefer to buy fresh egg noodles as they have a more chewy texture. If you start with dry pasta, you should only measure out enough dry pasta to yield 1 lb of cooked pasta for the recipe.
  • Fresh egg noodles are sold at most Chinese grocery stores.
  • Maggi Sauce is available at most grocery stores and on Amazon.*

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Garlic Noodles

Asian-style garlic noodles ready in less than 30 minutes.


  • 1 lb fresh egg noodles
  • 2 tsp finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Garlic sauce

  • 4 oz unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic (approx 6-8 garlic cloves)
  • 1 tbsp Maggi Seasoning Sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce


  1. Fill water into a medium pot and bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, add butter. Bring pan to medium heat and melt butter. Add in garlic and cook a few minutes until the aroma of the garlic comes out and garlic is lightly cooked. Add in remaining sauce ingredients and stir until fully mixed in.
  3. Add noodles to a large bowl. Pour sauce over noodles. Toss until noodles are evenly coated in sauce. Garnish with parsley. Dish out noodles and top with parmesan cheese. Noodles are best consumed warm.
Slightly adapted from Rasa Malaysia

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Garlic Noodles

6 comments on “Garlic Noodles”

  1. Looks yummy and so easy to make! Apparently, there are flavor differences in Maggi seasoning from different countries. My family prefers the Maggi from Europe; the label has Europe on it and it’s more expensive than the “regular” Maggi.

    • When I was writing this post, I discovered that too! I had no idea before. Now I want to try all the different variations and compare.

  2. These noodles look amazing! and that garlic sauce…, this is something I need in my life! thanks for the recipe 🙂

  3. Thanks for the credit. I have sooooooooo many recipes being ripped off by food bloggers who don’t have the courtesy to cite credit. I appreciate it.

    • So sorry to hear that! I’ve definitely seen that as a growing trend where people don’t give credit anymore. It’s definitely frustrating! Love your recipes. You’re always one of my go-to blogs for Asian recipes.

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