Scallion Oil Noodles, known as Cong You Ban Mian in Chinese, is a really simple Shanghai dish of noodles tossed in seasoned scallion-infused oil. It’s a heartwarming dish that’s perfect for any time of the day, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner (Or even tea time! Guilty as charged).
I love how easy it is to prepare the noodles, but it’s still packed with savory flavor. Simmering the scallions on low heat over 20 minutes might be a bit of a wait, but trust me, it’s so worth it! The process extracts the aroma from the scallions which completes this mouth-watering noodle recipe.
To make this perfect noodles even better, I personally love topping it with a good old fried egg.
Looking for more Noodle recipes? I’ve got you:
- Garlic Chili Oil Noodles (10 minutes)
- Easy Tantanmen Ramen
- Japanese Creamy Curry Udon
- Easy Chow Mein (10 Minutes)
Easy Tasty Scallion Oil Noodles
- 1/2 cup neutral oil
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 4 tbsp light soy sauce
- 5 scallions (green onions)
- 3 garlic sliced
- 2 servings dried thin wheat noodles
- Cut scallions into long sections and slice garlic.
- In a pot/pan, add neutral oil, scallions and garlic.
- Cook over medium low heat for 20-25 minutes or until the scallion browns. Stir occasionally.
- Meanwhile, cook noodles according to instructions and drain. Let it run under tap water for 30 seconds.
- Once the time is up, add the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce and sugar. Stir and turn off heat.
- In a bowl, add the noodles and pour the scallion oil all over the noodles.
- Stir well to evenly coat the noodles. Optional: serve with a fried egg. Enjoy!