Shrimp-and-Pork Pan-Fried Noodles

Simeon makes these noodles extra flavorful by adding roast pork and shrimp that have been fried in garlic oil.

Shrimp-and-Pork Pan-Fried Noodles
Photo: © Con Poulos
Active Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
4 to 6


  • Canola oil, for frying and tossing

  • 9 garlic cloves—6 thinly sliced and 3 minced

  • 8 ounces Chinese wheat noodles

  • 2/3 cup chicken stock

  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Asian fish sauce

  • 2 teaspoons instant dashi powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground annatto

  • 12 large shrimp, shelled and deveined

  • 4 ounces Chinese-style roast pork, chopped (1 cup)

  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps thinly sliced

  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced

  • 4 ounces baby bok choy, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 3-inch pieces 

  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

  • Snipped chives, for garnish

  • Lime wedges and hot sauce, for serving


  1. In a small skillet, heat 1/4 inch of canola oil. Add the sliced garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels. Reserve the oil.

  2. In a saucepan of salted boiling water, cook the noodles until al dente. Drain well and toss with 1 teaspoon of canola oil.

  3. In a bowl, whisk the stock, oyster sauce, fish sauce, dashi powder and annatto.

  4. In a wok or very large skillet, heat 1/4 cup of the garlic oil until shimmering. Add the shrimp, pork and minced garlic and stir-fry over high heat until the shrimp just start to turn pink, about 3 minutes. Add the shiitakes and carrots and stir-fry until the mushrooms are softened and the shrimp are white throughout, about 3 minutes. Add the noodles, bok choy, onion and the oyster sauce mixture and stir-fry until the noodles are hot and the sauce is absorbed, about 3 minutes. Transfer to plates. Garnish with the fried garlic and snipped chives and serve with lime wedges and hot sauce.

Suggested Pairing

Pair this recipe with a crisp, lightly-toasty lager.

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