Vegetarian Chinese Fried Noodles

For Jo and Martha.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
3 servings


  • ¼ cup oil, divided, or as needed

  • 3 large eggs

  • 3 ½ cups trimmed and chopped fresh green beans

  • 5 mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into matchsticks

  • 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks

  • 1 (10 ounce) package egg noodles


  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon doubanjiang (soybean paste)

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dark soy sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons sesame oil

  • 1 medium spring onion, finely sliced


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over high heat. Whisk eggs together in a bowl. Pour into the skillet and stir-fry quickly until lightly set, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a large plate. Set aside.

  2. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a wok over high heat. Add green beans, mushrooms, bell pepper, and carrot; stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a large plate; set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rapid boil. Cook egg noodles at a boil until they are just starting to soften, but are still pretty firm, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse cooked noodles under cold running water. Drain and separate. Transfer to a bowl and add just enough oil to coat the noodles so they won't clump together.

  4. Whisk water, light soy sauce, soybean paste, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, and sesame oil together in a bowl until sauce is well combined.

  5. Combine cooked noodles, vegetables, eggs, and sauce in the same wok and stir fry over medium-high heat until everything is warmed through and noodles and vegetables are cooked to your liking, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately sprinkled with spring onions.

Cook's Note:

When cooking the vegetables and noodles, remember that they will be fried again, so don't cook noodles and vegetables too thoroughly.

You can use any type of Asian noodles for this dish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

695 Calories
31g Fat
84g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 695
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 266mg 89%
Sodium 1127mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 30%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 56mg 278%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 7mg 36%
Potassium 811mg 17%

* 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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