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.
My family loves any type of stir-fried noodles and there was just something about this dish that made it stand out.
Maybe it was the savory sauce paired with the chewy noodles? Well whatever it was, I knew it was one of the best and most amazing noodles we had on our entire Asian trip!
Ever since we got back, I’ve been trying to recreate those noodles. And after a few tries, I’m so happy to say that these were our favorite batch.
Plus the great thing about Shanghai Noodles is that they are not very hard to make. Just be sure to have all the ingredients prepped in advance.
These Shanghai Noodles come together quickly and are just perfect for busy weeknights. This dish is now on regular rotation at our house since my kids are big noodle fans.
Shanghai Noodles – Easy to customize
So what makes this authentic noodle dish unique?
It’s typically made using thick and chewier Shanghai-style 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 would work well with chicken or beef if that’s what you have.
- For a meatless version, swap out the meat for mushrooms.
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