Stir-Fried Shanghai Noodles


Use the best, freshest ingredients you can find. This Shanghai noodle dish is a delicious combination of sweet, salty, spicy, and savory flavors.

stir fried noodles with mushrooms, carrots, and green onions in white bowl on mat
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (12 ounce) package fresh Chinese egg noodles

  • 1 (8 ounce) package bean sprouts

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 chicken breast half, cut into matchstick-sized strips (Optional)

  • 2 stalks celery, cut into matchsticks

  • 3 green onions, sliced into thin strips

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon XO sauce (Optional)

  • 4 ounces oyster mushrooms, cut into matchsticks

  • 3 tablespoons mushroom-infused soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted chicken stock


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook noodles in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until noodles just start to soften, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain.

  2. Fill a large bowl with ice and cold water. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add bean sprouts and cook, uncovered, until stems start to become translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain in a colander and immediately immerse in the ice water for several minutes to stop the cooking process. Drain.

  3. Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat until starting to smoke. Add chicken, celery, green onions, garlic, and XO sauce. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until slightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the cooked noodles, cooked bean sprouts, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and brown sugar. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Add chicken stock; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until noodles are tender yet firm to the bite, 2 to 3 minutes. more.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute pork tenderloin for the chicken if desired.

Feel free to substitute a pinch of red pepper flakes for the XO sauce and regular soy sauce for the mushroom-infused version.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

432 Calories
16g Fat
53g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 432
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1032mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 373mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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