Asian Garlic Noodles

4 servings


20 minutes

total time


12 ounces thin spaghetti ((340g; can also use dried Chinese noodles or fresh egg noodles))


4 tablespoons unsalted butter

8 cloves garlic ((peeled and thinly sliced))

1/8 teaspoon turmeric ((optional))

1 tablespoon oyster sauce ((or vegetarian oyster sauce))

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1-2 teaspoons brown sugar ((depending on your taste))

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1-2 whole scallions ((chopped))

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the noodles/pasta according to package instructions. If using fresh noodles, you may simply need to blanch them. (Reserve some of the pasta cooking water, as you may need it in the sauce later.)

Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and add the garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, until lightly caramelized, and stir in the turmeric (if using), oyster sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, and sesame oil. Stir for 1 minute and add the scallions.

After 30 seconds, to let the scallions wilt, toss in the cooked pasta and parmesan cheese. If the sauce is too thick, add a few tablespoons of the noodle cooking water to loosen them up. Serve!


Serving Size



468 kcal

Total Fat

15 g

Saturated Fat

9 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



34 mg


510 mg

Total Carbohydrate

68 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

3 g


14 g

4 servings


20 minutes

total time
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