Have you ever had a yummy bowl of pho at a Vietnamese restaurant? If so, you might have seen a bottle of hoisin sauce there. This sauce is kind of dark and has a special taste that’s a mix of salty and sweet. People use it in different foods, like Chinese barbecue dishes and duck meals. It also makes stir-fried noodles taste really good when mixed with things like garlic, soy, and sesame.
Catherine Brookes, the person who came up with this recipe, says, “This sauce makes the dish taste amazing. The mix of sweet, salty, and fruity flavors is really yummy! The ginger also adds a cozy feeling to the dish.” She made a recipe for hoisin garlic noodles that’s easy to make when you don’t have much time or if you want a filling lunch. She also says it’s great with spring rolls, soups, or salads.
Here’s how you make it:
Gather Your Ingredients
For this recipe, you’ll need hoisin sauce, garlic, and noodles. Specifically, crushed garlic cloves and soba noodles. You’ll also need other things like chicken, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey, chili flakes, sesame seeds, scallions, bell pepper, and green beans.
Make The Sauce And Cook The Noodles
Start by boiling the soba noodles like it says on the package. Then, rinse them with cold water and make your sauce by mixing hoisin sauce, sesame oil, honey, rice vinegar, soy sauce, chili flakes, ginger, and garlic together.
Cook The Chicken
When your noodles and sauce are ready, heat some oil in a frying pan and cook the chicken until it’s soft and has a nice brown color. If you don’t really like chicken, you can use pork, shrimp, or tofu instead.
Add The Veggies, Sauce, And Noodles
Put the cooked chicken aside and add a bit more oil to the same pan. Put in the sliced bell pepper and green beans and cook them on high heat until they get a bit browned. Then, lower the heat and add the sauce and noodles to the veggies and mix everything together well.
Finish And Serve Your Tasty Noodles
Now that everything’s cooked, put the chicken back in the pan to make it hot again. Add sesame seeds and chopped scallions on top, and your hoisin garlic noodles are ready to eat! If you have some left over, you can keep it in the fridge for up to two days and warm it up in the microwave. But these noodles are so good, you might just eat them all up in one go!
Recipe for Hoisin Ginger Noodles
Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Servings: Makes 3 servings
- 8 ounces soba noodles
- ⅓ cup hoisin sauce
- A piece of ginger (around 2 inches), grated
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (divided)
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into small pieces
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 4 ounces green beans, chopped
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- Boil the soba noodles following the instructions on the package (usually around 5 minutes). Drain and rinse with cold water. Set them aside.
- In a bowl, mix hoisin sauce, grated ginger, crushed garlic, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and honey. Set this sauce aside.
- In a big frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until it’s brown and fully cooked. Set the chicken aside.
- In the same pan, add the remaining tablespoon of oil and increase the heat. Stir-fry the sliced bell pepper and chopped green beans until they’re a bit soft and slightly browned (around 5 minutes).
- Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the sauce and noodles to the pan. Stir everything together for about 3 minutes.
- Put the cooked chicken back into the pan and heat it for a few more minutes.
- Serve the noodles with sliced green onions and sesame seeds on top.
Enjoy your tasty hoisin garlic noodles! If you have any leftovers, you can keep them in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheat them in the microwave. But they’re so yummy, you might want to finish them all at once!