Shanghai Noodles makes the perfect EASY weeknight meal. Best of all, takes only 20 minutes to make! Skip the takeout — this authentic dish is so much better!
Shanghai Fried Noodles was one of our favorite dishes we had on our visit to Shanghai a few years ago.
The hubs and I love any type of stir-fried noodles so we decided to order a plate of Shanghai Noodles plus a few other local dishes. You guys, I’m not sure if it was from walking around all day or that we were just hungry. But it was seriously one the most amazing noodles we’ve had!
Ever since we got back, I’ve been trying to recreate those noodles. After a few tries, I’m so happy to say that these were our favorite batch. The great thing about Shanghai Noodles is that it’s actually really easy to make. Who doesn’t love a tasty hot meal in 30 minutes? Just be sure to have all the ingredients prepped in advance.
Shanghai Noodles – Easy to customize
What makes this authentic noodle dish unique?
It’s typically made using thick and chewier noodles. The chewy texture pairs perfectly with the savory and delicious flavor from the sauce and meat.
- If you can’t find fresh Shanghai noodles, use udon noodles or cooked fettuccine noodles instead.
- This dish works well with chicken or beef if that’s what you have.
- For a meatless version, swap out the meat for mushrooms instead.
Shanghai Noodles come together quickly and are just perfect for busy weeknights. It’s now on regular rotation at our house since my kids love slurping these noodles up!
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