Garlic Butter Noodles

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Servings: 4

I once had the famous Vietnamese-style garlic noodles featured at Crustacean in San Francisco and they were some of the best noodles I've ever eaten. I've since started making them at home and my version is very similar to the one I had at the restaurant. They are delicious!


  • 1 lb egg noodles
  • tbsp grated Parmesan cheese optional
  • 4 oz  unsalted butter
  • tbsp  minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp granulated white sugar
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • tbsp fish sauce


  1. Boil egg noodles in a pot until they are just cooked and still al dente. Drain out water and set noodles aside.

  2. In a small saucepan, add butter and heat on low heat until completely melted and it begins to bubble. Add garlic and gently stir, cooking a few minutes in the butter mixture until the aroma of the garlic is brought out (I stirred on low boiling heat for about 2-3 minutes). Careful to not let the garlic burn or brown. Add in remaining ingredients, except cheese, and stir until everything is thoroughly combined. Turn off heat.

  3. Transfer noodles to a large bowl. Pour in garlic sauce and toss noodles in sauce. If using, add in cheese and toss again. (As Reader Lorri in the comments pointed out, I don't actually recall Parmesan in the one I tried at the restaurant but several recipes I came across use it. It certainly doesn't hurt the recipe, but you can go either way and it still tastes good.) If desired, top with fresh chopped scallions. Serve immediately.


Adapted from Rasa Malaysia


Nutrition Facts
Garlic Butter Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.4g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.1g
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 513.9mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 43.6g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2.8g
Protein 9.2g 18%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 5%
Iron 7%
* 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.

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