This quick and easy recipe has been buried in my queue since November 2008. Too simple I thought, but then sometimes we all need simple.
It's based upon similar Shanghai noodles that I've eaten at J&J Restaurant - San Gabriel and Mei Long Village - San Gabriel. If you like the chewy toothsomeness of thick noodles, then you need little else except a bit of vegetables and oyster sauce.
Chinese Vegetarian Shanghai Noodles with Spinach and Onions
Inspired by J&J Restaurant - San Gabriel and Mei Long Village - San Gabriel.
For 2 servings as a meal, or 4 servings as a side dish, you'll need:
1 package Shanghai noodles or substitute with thick chow mein noodles
1/2 bundle, about 1 cup spinach, washed and rinsed
1/2 onion, sliced
2 tblsps Chinese Oyster Sauce
Optional: Substitute oyster sauce with Chinese black bean sauce or Indonesian kecap manis for a completely vegetarian dish.
Shanghai noodles are very thick wheat noodles. If you can't find them, you may use thick chow mein noodles.
Such lovely al dente chewiness. Separate the noodles if you must, although I've dumped it out from the bag with no problems.
Slice about half an onion and saute in a bit of olive oil on medium-high heat.
While the onions are cooking, pluck about half a bundle of spinach and quickly wash and rinse. When the onions have become charred at the edges, add in the spinach.
The spinach will quickly wilt. Add in the noodles and about 2 tblsp of oyster sauce.
Toss until everything is evenly coated. Taste and adjust if necessary. The dish is done when the noodles have begun to crisp at the edges.
Other stir-fried noodle recipes:
Banh Cuon Xao Bo (Vietnamese Rolled Rice Noodles Stir-Fry with Beef)
Banh Cuon Xao Thap Cam (Vietnamese Combination Rolled Rice Noodle Stir-Fry)
Banh Uot Xao Bo (Vietnamese Wet Rice Noodle Sheet Stir-fry with Beef), Bok Choy, Broccoli, Bean Sprouts, and Spinach
Hu Tieu/Banh Pho Don Xao Bo (Vietnamese Crispy Rice Noodle Beef Stir-Fry)
Pad See-Ew (Thai Stir-Fried Soy Sauce Rice Noodles)
Pho Ap Chao Bo (Vietnamese Pan-Fried Rice Noodles Sauteed with Beef)
Shanghai Noodles with Ground Pork, Spinach, and Onions
Yaki Udon (Japanese Stir-Fried Udon Noodles)
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