Your Guide to Cooking Top Chinese Noodle Recipes
If you’re in the mood for Chinese noodles, you have varied and exciting options to pick from. Chinese noodles have a flavorful and important history that dates back thousands of years, and each generation and community have added their own special spin of seasoning, culture, and cooking process, which allowed for myriad beloved recipes and dishes to take shape.
Today, there are unique Chinese noodle adaptations for every diet and palate, from the gluten-free to the three-minute dish, all of which allow for a personal approach to the classic noodles you love. Next time you’re craving Chinese noodles, skip the delivery and try some of these modern takes on your favorite flavors right in your own kitchen, with the help of Fly By Jing ingredients. Your friends and family are sure to enjoy!
Popular Chinese Noodle Recipes To Try Today
When you’re ready to begin cooking Chinese noodles at home, there are a few dishes that are guaranteed to be instant staples. You’ll want to return to these flavors again and again, so add these ingredients to the shopping list and begin taste-testing at home today.
Three Minute Spicy Sichuan Sesame Noodles
Spicy Sichuan sesame noodles are a beloved dish that is ideal for cozy nights in and celebrations with friends and family. It takes only a few minutes and a couple of pantry staples to put together, and heat level can be adjusted to fit your tastes.
In addition to being versatile, inexpensive, and healthy, noodles are a great choice when you don’t have a lot of time or energy to put a filling and delicious meal together. In fact, you can make them in less than five minutes, with many quick noodle dishes to pick from.
One of our favorites is this spicy noodle dish, which you can fix up in less than five minutes. It combines the best flavors of sweetness, spiciness, and a nuttiness that you can personalize to match your palate. They are also are a great way to use our available spices and sauces. Top with fried garlic or scallions for a picture-perfect and wonderful meal.
Pan Fried Beef Noodles
Pan fried beef noodles embrace texture and opportunity, with room to add in all of your own favorite vegetables and meats to get those flavors you love. Noodles are cooked to a golden, crunchy texture while beef marinates in a soy sauce mixture. The classic beef gravy is then made with a ginger, chicken stock, and sesame oil blend and thickened over heat with cornstarch.
This dish is often made with snow peas and beef, but you can add your favorite vegetables or swap out the protein for chicken or tofu for a personalized dish that hits the spot every time.
Biang Biang Noodles
Biang Biang noodles are not as commonly known as other Chinese noodle dishes, but they’re just as delicious. They come from Northern China, specifically the Shaanxi Province, and the dish’s name is attributed to the sound produced during the noodle-making process. Part of what makes this such a flavorful and beloved dish is the handmade noodles, which pasta and noodle experts will know allows the sauce to hold.
Add your own favorite proteins to this dish—lamb is the recommended meat, but you can substitute or take it out for a vegetarian version—and heat it up to your preferred level of spice.
Noodle Soup Dishes For Cold Nights
When it just gets dark out too early and you’re in the mood for an easy and delicious dish that’s sure to warm from the inside out, noodle soup dishes are a guaranteed hit. Like many Chinese noodle dishes, they can be made quickly and easily, and adjusted to fit your palate. Make them in a big batch or heat up a quick bowl for a lunch to love. Here are some recipes for that next chilly evening or busy work week.
You can’t go wrong with a simple noodle soup. It’s an excellent option for cooks at any level because they can be dressed up or down with your favorite additions and spices or serve as that go-to comfort food for when you don’t want anything fancy.
With noodle soups, explore gluten-free noodle options, add in your favorite vegetables and proteins, like chicken or tofu, or create a classic vegetarian meal with vegetarian broth and bok choy. This is also an excellent dish for testing out your favorite spices and sauces, like the kind we carry, to find that perfect heat level and flavor for your family.
Wonton Noodle Soup
A wonton noodle soup consists of four main ingredients, but you have leave to make it your own with spices, vegetables, and fillings. You’ll need broth, classically a chicken broth, but it can be substituted for vegetable broth for meatless meals.
Pack your wontons with shrimp, chicken, pork, or vegetables, and decide which types of greens you’ll want in your wonton soup. Bok choy is commonly used, but you can add in whatever you like or is most available. Lastly, you’ll use egg noodles to make a filling, delicious soup for the whole family. With the spice mixes available here at Fly By Jing, you’ll be able to bring it to the heat level you all enjoy.
Beef Noodle Soup
Beef noodle soup is another delicious combination of ingredients you likely already have at home, but when put together make for a comfort food dish that’s easy and affordable. Like the wonton noodle soup, it requires a few staples, braised or stewed beef, beef broth, vegetables, and your Chinese noodles.
It can be challenging to make this dish vegetarian, but you can personalize it with your favorite vegetables or vegetable broth, and you’re sure to enjoy flavors of ginger, Chinese five-spice, cinnamon, and oyster sauce.
How to Prepare Gluten-Free Noodle Dishes
If you’re hungry just reading about all these modern Chinese noodle dishes but wondering how you can fit them to your gluten-free dietary restrictions, don’t worry. There are many easy adjustments for classic dishes to meet your vegan, gluten-free, keto, or Whole-30 needs.
When it comes to gluten-free noodles for your favorite Chinese noodle soups or noodle dishes, you have over a dozen excellent products to pick from, that run the gamut from rice and sweet potato bases to kelp and acorn. Here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when picking the right gluten-free noodle option for your next dish.
Remember the Recipe
Different recipes call for different types of noodles. For instance, Biang Biang Noodles are thick and uneven, which allows them to capture the sauce of the dish and deliver it in every bite. Look at the kind of noodles recommended for the recipe and find a substitute that will deliver the same effect.
Consider the Cook Time
These alternatives might have longer or shorter cook times than suggested in the original recipes, so it’s a good idea to do your research ahead of time. That will ensure the other ingredients also get the appropriate amount of time for marinating or cooking and that the noodles won’t get soggy while you wait.
Research for Contamination
If you’re following a strictly gluten-free diet because of severe gluten allergies or restrictions, it’s important to note that not all of these alternatives are made in gluten-free environments. Picking a noodle substitute can help to make the meal healthier, but for those with health considerations, check the label for more information on the processing and facilities to be sure.
They’re Not Just for Gluten-Free Diets
Many of these alternative ingredients taste delicious all on their own. You don’t need to follow a strict gluten-free diet in order to enjoy the unique flavors and textures of alternative Chinese noodles. For a lighter dish or just to try something new, consider using a gluten-free alternative in your favorite Chinese noodle dishes and seeing which options you like most.
Chinese noodle dishes come in many forms, from a cozy classic soup, to regional dishes with a modern twist. You can swap out ingredients and preparation methods to find dishes that fit your dietary needs and pull together an exciting and delicious meal in just a few minutes. They’re healthy, versatile, and inexpensive to make, and there’s sure to be a flavor for everyone in the family.
When you’re ready to find the perfect Chinese noodle dish to try tonight, explore our growing library of recipes available here at Fly By Jing, and pick up some of our classic spices and sauces to add that unique flavor you’ll want to keep coming back to for years. Start the journey to your favorite Chinese noodle recipe today.