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The nice thing about Asian cooking is that there is no recipe. Everything that goes in a dish is approximate and can be adjusted according to taste. A recipe merely serves as a starting point and can (and should!) be changed as needed based on personal preference.

I recently bought a huge wok and was dying to try a stir-fry with noodles. And this past Saturday presented the perfect opportunity for it! If you’re trying this recipe, you can change the quantities of the veggies and shrimp based on what you like, or the ingredients themselves. This can also be made with any choice of meat.

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Asian Style Shrimp Stir-Fry Noodles

An Asian inspired noodle dish that is quick and easy, full of nutrition and very tasty!


What you need:

Noodles {wheat or egg, depending on what you like} – 225 gms
Shrimp {washed and de-veined} – 1 cup
Red peppers, sliced – 1 cup
Shallot, sliced – 1
Broccoli – 1 cup
Mushrooms {any type of your choice}, sliced – ½ cup
Matchstick carrots – 1 cup
Water chestnuts – 1 cup
Garlic cloves, crushed – 4
Sesame oil {any oil can be used} – for cooking
Coriander, chopped – for garnishing

For the sauce:
Soy sauce – 3 tbsp
Oyster sauce – 3 tbsp
Rice vinegar – 3 tbsp
Lime juice – 3 tbsp
White pepper – ¼ tbsp
Crushed red pepper – ½ tsp
Brown sugar – 1 tsp


The Method:

Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the packet. Keep them al-dente since they will be stir-fried later.

Mix all the ingredients for the sauce till the sugar is dissolved. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a wok and add the crushed garlic and shallots. Sauté for a few minutes till they are transparent and add the carrots. Add about a tablespoon of the sauce to stir-fry the carrots.

When the carrots are a little soft, add the rest of the vegetables with a little more sauce and sauté a few more minutes. The red pepper should be soft and the broccoli should turn dark green but not soggy.

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At this time, add the cooked noodles and the remaining sauce. This is also the time to add the shrimp.

Toss for a 4-5 minutes till the shrimp is cooked (it will turn opaque). Taste the noodles and add some more soy sauce if more flavor is required. Some more sugar can be added to cut the sourness.

Enjoy hot garnished with fresh chopped coriander!


Happy cooking!

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