Welcome to Day 9 of Cooking 20 Minute Dinner for 21 Days! Today we are making the most SIMPLE yet DELICIOUS dish ever – Scallion Oil Noodles. You will be astonished to find out how much flavor is in homemade Scallion Oil Noodle Sauce and how easy it is to make at home. The oil is packed with umami flavor from fresh scallion, soy sauce, and sugar. Once you give Scallion Oil Noodles a try, you will never want to have instant noodles ever again!
Scallion Oil Noodles is a famous street food dish in Asia that I grew up eating. With only FIVE ingredients, the Scallion Oil is packed with so much flavor that it tastes good with everything. Homemade Scallion Oil doesn’t only taste good with noodles; I love to drizzle it all over my other dishes such as steamed fish, chicken, vegetables, and rice. Other than homemade chili oil, scallion oil is another condiment that I always have in my kitchen. That way, you can make a simple yet delicious dinner in less than 5 minutes!
There is a reason why Scallion Oil Noodle is a staple dish in most Taiwanese households. Your favorite noodles are tossed with flavourful umami oil and topped with a crispy fried egg. If you never tried Scallion Oil Noodle, I promise you are missing out! One of the most common questions I get asked is what noodles I like to use. My go-to is always fresh white noodles. However, if you cannot find fresh noodles in your grocery store, I recommend Wu Mu Wide Noodles or Wu Mu Medium Noodles
It is crucial to ensure that the scallions are dry before frying them to prevent oil from splattering everywhere. I always stock up on green onions when it is on sale in the grocery store and prepare jars of scallion oils ready to go at all times. Scallion Oil can last in the fridge up to a full month and is a great homemade gift.
Ingredients (6 Portions)
6-10 stocks of Green Onion
½ cup of Oil
4 tbsp of Soy Sauce
2 tbsp of Sugar
3 tbsp of Dark Soy Sauce
- Cut Green Onion into 2-inch pieces and pat dry.
- In a pot, add in oil and add in all the green onion. Turn the heat up to medium-high and let it green onion sizzle for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to keep an eye out to prevent the green onion from burning. Smaller pieces may cook quicker; once the green onion is crispy, remove, and set aside.
- In the meantime, prepare your favorite noodles.
- Once all the green onion is removed, turn the heat off and add soy sauce, sugar, and dark soy sauce. The oil may splatter, so make sure to heat off before pouring in the soy sauce. Mix until sugar is fully dissolved. This can store in the fridge for up to1 a month.
- Optional, but HIGHLY recommended, fry an egg.
- Start with your favorite noodles, drizzle 2-3 tbsp of oil all over the noodles, topped with a fried egg. ENJOY!