Garlic Noodles

Asian-style garlic butter noodles are easy and delicious. They are ready in less than 30 minutes!
a close-up photo of chopsticks holding garlic noodles

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.
a bowl of garlic noodles with chopsticks
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.
a bottle of Maggi seasoning
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.
a top-down photo of garlic noodles

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.*

*Some of the product links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).

Garlic Noodles

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Asian-style garlic noodles ready in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb fresh egg noodles (see note)
  • 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 (see note)
  • 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce

Directions:

  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 the 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.

Notes:

  • Slightly adapted from Rasa Malaysia
  • 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*.
  • *Some of the product links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Noodles
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 235
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.1g40%
Saturated Fat 15.2g95%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.5g
Cholesterol 95.6mg32%
Sodium 583.1mg25%
Carbohydrates 32.6g11%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 2.8g3%
Protein 6.8g14%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 0.9mg5%
Net Carbs 31g62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.
Garlic Noodles

11 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…..wow, this is something I need in my life! thanks for the recipe 🙂

  3. Wonderful dish, was very flavorful.

  4. 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.

  5. Does the Parmesan Cheese give this dish a cheesy flavor? Would it still be delicious without the cheese? My goal is to taste the garlic flavor. 
    Thanks!

    • You will definitely taste the garlic. There is only a little cheese in here and it doesn’t really give the noodles a cheesy flavor. Parmesan has a lot of umami so it just gives the dish a little extra flavor boost.

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