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Wheat Noodles with Spring Onion Oil + An Amazon Gift Voucher

Wheat Noodles with Spring Onion Oil

I’m afraid a friendly warning has to come first in this post: This noodle dish is not as light as it looks in the picture above. Rather, it has a thick sauce as most Shanghai dishes have, the feature of which is often referred as 濃油赤醬, meaning thick oil and dark sauce. I however omitted one very key ingredient, lard, in my bowl of noodles. Although less pungent, it is by no means bland because the replacing sesame oil has brought me a different, yet graceful flavor.

I have not made this dish authentic enough. But the luck I’m going to share with you in this post is nothing but geniue – you may stand a chance of receiving an Amazon gift voucher worth US$50.

My luck began at Angie’s blog where I enjoyed reading her recipe in which she also shared the joy of visited by Fairy Hobmother of Appliances Online (link suspended on Sept 22, 2013), who has been visiting blogs, granting wishes and spreading joy! Excited for Angie, I left a comment there telling her my thought … and later a USD50 Amazon gift voucher was delivered to me. Thank you Fairy Hobmother (link suspended on Sept 22, 2013)!

Now, it is your turn to grab the luck! After reading this post, make a wish, and leave a comment to let Fairy Hobmother know your presence. Good Luck!

Dried Wheat Noodles

Cooking these noodles requires more or less ten minutes, but downing a bowl of it takes a fraction of the duration as the spring onion oil has made the noodles really silky to slurp.

Simply boil the noodles, and sauté the green onion with dried shrimps. That’s it! Mind you, the thick sauce is no-cook.

Wheat Noodles with Spring Onion Oil

  • Ingredients
  • 100g dried wheat noodles, flat or round
  • ~15 sprigs spring (green) onion
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimps
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar, dissolved with 1 tbsp hot water
  • 1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil or lard
  • 2 tsp sessame oil, or to taste
  • yields 2 rice bowls of noodles

Cooked Wheat Noodles


Wash green onions clean, cut them into 5 to 6 cm sections. Pat dry.

Wash clean dried shrimps, soak them in water for about 15 minutes. Discard water and pat dry.

Mix well light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, salt and sesame oil in bowl for serving the noodles (or, divide the sauce if you are going to serve them in two rice bowls).

Boil wheat noodles accordingly to instructions until cooked but not too limp (I boiled mine with about 4 cups of water for about 10 minutes).

While the noodles are being cooked, heat oil over medium heat in a saucepan; gently drop in dried shrimps and green onions. Regulate heat while sauteing them so that they are nicely browned but not burnt, about 5 to 6 minutes.

Drain cooked noodles, add them to the bowl with sauce. Then top the noodles with the green onion oil. Mingle noodles with the sauce. Serve hot.

Enjoy and good luck!

Wheat Noodles with Spring Onion Oil

Note: I’d omit (or reduce the amount of) sesame oil if lard is used instead so that the flavors of them won’t compete each other.

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  1. Amy Tong

    This is my kind of noodle. Simple, flavorful and satisfying! Lovely your photography as well.

    Congrats on your Fairy Hopmother’s visit. 🙂 That’s so wonderful. It’s a wonderful feeling to have your wish granted by the Fairy. Take care and have a wonderful rest of the week.

  2. TasteHongKong

    @Amy Tong,
    Thanks! The feeling of spreading the joy is also wonderful, good luck!

  3. kristy

    Oh my, another lucky person! Congrats. So jealous of you. I am not as lucky. Have never won anything in my life. hahaha…. I hope Fairy Hopmother will see this and grant me something. HAHAHA….. Gee, am I too greedy? Hope not! Btw, I enjoy eating noodle and this kind of noodle is pretty tasty with load of gravy.
    Blessings, Kristy

  4. TasteHongKong

    Thanks and good luck!

  5. Cathy Davis

    Found you through Foodgawker! This looks delicious! Looking forward to more yummy posts from you! 🙂

  6. Pam Lee

    These noodles look delicious, and I just retweeted your post (from @wallbounce). I hope Fairy Hobmother grants my wish too. I didn’t know one existed, but it’s neat that you received a blog blessing! =)

  7. Jan

    Mmmm. Looks delicious. I think I will definitely be trying a variation for dinner tomorrow. Have been craving noodle-based dishes since visiting Singapore (and the AMAZING Din Tai Fung) earlier this year. Also found you through Foodgawker 🙂

  8. Lisa H.

    My kind of noodles… the noodle looks very much like the dried Udon we have here.
    I am eyeing your beautiful noodle bowl too… 😛

  9. KarenL

    Also found your post via Foodgawker. My grandmother use to make this for me for lunch when I was little…brings back memories!

  10. tigerfish

    I was introduced to this 葱油拌面 by a Shanghainese friend too. I like this noodle dish for the simplest ingredients used but burst of good flavors involved.

    If I were to make a wish, I wish to eat the noodles you have prepared. Right now! 😀

  11. TasteHongKong

    @Pam Lee,
    Thanks and thanks for retweeting! Good Luck!

  12. TasteHongKong

    Thanks and enjoy your noodles! I too like to visit Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐 for their Dan Dan Noodles and Pork Dumplings (Xia Long Bao小籠包). If not the queue, I’d go there more often. I have here my experience with them and other eateries for pork dumplings in H.K.

    @Lisa H,
    It is a counterfeit bowl of the older times in China; I suppose it was the type used by the affluent group. Good luck!

    I see, thanks for sharing.

    Such an honor : ), thanks, but wish you luck too!
    Exactly, 葱油拌面 is the Chinese name for this dish, which I forget to put down.

  13. Angie@Angiesrecipes

    wow I am so glad to know that you have been visited by Hobmother! And thank you so much for the shout-out ;-)))
    It has got to be a decade or two before that I had 葱油拌面….miss it. I love your noodle bowl too. Excellent click of noodle bundles .. my favourite.

  14. TC

    A noodle bowl is my idea of comfort food. 🙂

  15. Lori

    From around here, this looks nothing but authentic even if you did modify it a bit! It is just beautiful and the sauce sounds so rich and filling.

  16. lena

    is this shanghai noodles? even though there’s no lard but i can see the rest of the ingredients made up to a very tasty dish! oh, fairy hobmother, where are you??

  17. Chinoiseries

    Unfortunately, I haven’t had the opportunity to taste this Shanghainese dish before 🙂 My dad’s from the north of China and my mom from Taiwan. With the weather getting colder, this really is the perfect comfort soup on a gloomy autumn afternoon. Thanks for sharing your version of this dish!

  18. TasteHongKong


    And simple too : ).

    Thanks and good luck!

    Yes, this is a classic Shanghai noodle dish when cooked with lard. Thanks and good luck!

    You are welcome, hope you will soon find time to make this for yourself to enjoy. Noodles are one of our comfort foods; my father liked to make his for us especially when I was young. He is also from the North : ). Good luck!

  19. Juliana

    Your are very lucky! This noddle dish looks so yummie, love the simplicity of the ingredients…and so tasty!
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

  20. Yi @ Yi Resevation

    The noodle looks amazing! Iove the scallion infused oil. It adds a lot of flavor to just about anything 🙂 Thanks for sharing

  21. chin oi lin

    Congrats. Fairy Hobmother visit those with blogs but I do not have a blog so
    that means I have no chance to win ?

  22. noobcook

    I like the idea of omitting the lard, definitely healthier choice. Congrats on ur win =)

  23. Judy Foodie

    This is the perfect dish to go with my Chinese Lemon Chicken dinner tonight. YUM!!! We love Chinese cooking! Will be coming back here often!

  24. TasteHongKong

    Thanks! You too, have a wonderful week ahead and good luck : )!

    Yi @ Yi Reservation,
    You are welcome! Yes, it turned the plain noodles into a flavorful dish. Good luck!

    @chin oi lin,
    Thanks! Yes, I’m afraid you need a blog in order to be visited by Fairy Hobmother.

    Thanks! And good luck!

    @Judy Foodie,
    Thanks for you kind words, I have yet to try your combo. Welcome back as often as you like and be my guest here.

  25. Speechfoodie

    definitely looking forward to making this!

  26. JP in VT

    Wow, what a great find – and now I’ve got your RSS feed coming. Thanks so much!

  27. mycookinghut

    This bowl of noodles looks absolutely appetising!

  28. TasteHongKong

    @JP in VT,
    You are welcome. Yes, I have another recipe posted today!