Now before I break this down for you, I have to say, I LOVE Asian food. Walk into my pantry and you would be amazed how many Asian pantry staples I have stocked at all times. I in no way claim to cook AUTHENTIC Asian cuisine. What I do love doing however is taking those Asian flavors and making them relatable to people who haven’t had the same exposure.
I’ve been surrounded by these flavors my entire life. I grew up in a primarily Asian town in Queens. To clarify, I was 1 out of 5 kids in my grade who was not Asian. Fast forward Chinatown was practically a second home. Hell, when my husband and I were deciding on where to go on our honeymoon I told him it was mandatory to eat Asian food. So to sum it all up, I love Asian food. It is the one thing I hate about living outside of the city, there is nowhere to get GOOD Asian cuisine or buy the staples I need to make it myself.
Super thrilled that I found a solution for the latter. If you haven’t heard of Umamicart, go, visit, fall in love. Umamicart is an online grocery store that brings hundreds of Asian products and ingredients at your fingertips. Consider the pantry officially stocked again.
That’s it! 9 ingredients, 10 minutes and you just made yourself a delicious meal.
Cook the Noodles – Depending on which noodles you have chosen for this dish is going to dictate how they need to be cooked. For these pan fried noodles I boiled them as per packaging. Always follow the packaging instructions.
Make the Sauce – Combine sauce ingredients (black bean garlic sauce, sriracha, chili oil, soy sauce, and water) in a bowl and place on the side.
Combine – Add sesame oil to a skillet on low heat. Once oil has heated up throw in garlic and ginger and fry on low for 2-3 minutes. Do not let this brown. Add the noodles and toss to coat in the garlic and ginger. Add sauce and cilantro to the pan. Turn up the heat to medium and cook the noodles in the sauce for 3-4 minutes. Toss regularly to prevent burning. Serve immediately.
Like most noodle dishes this one is best served fresh and hot. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days but don’t reheat the same.
Can’t get enough noodles? Yea me too, check out the below recipes for more!