Vietnamese Style Garlic Noodles


If you like it, but you really like garlic: this garlic pasta with a touch from Vietnam will really please you!

Vietnamese Style Garlic Noodles with Parmesan and Chives

I saw this recipe instagram/nytcooking which seems super normal until I noticed the amount of garlic I asked for… nothing more, nothing less than 20 cloves of garlic! Hey? as? That’s right!

The original recipe is a great fusion cuisine: san francisco, vietnam and united states of the restaurant Thanh Long I feel like it Helene An.

My version is same as neitherthe difference: I reduced it to “a portion” (technically, it would be two, but you know how it is), the whole one is for 4 servings. And I added Black pepperthis touch of spice is a gem.

It doesn’t seem like it, but 10 cloves of garlic is a lot! It makes almost 40g in total (between 38-40g). And yes, it has a lot of garlic flavor, which means you need to like garlic.

It may seem strange shoyu (soy sauce), oyster and fish sauce with cheese Parmesan, but I would say it makes perfect sense! All these ingredients have something in common: source of taste umami! They are foods rich in monosodium glutamate and as you would say uncle Roger: king of flavor! (it had to be king of taste, but oh well).

No wonder it tastes really good, despite being super simple!

Vietnamese Style Garlic Noodles

Pre-preparation: 10 minutes

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total: 15 minutes

Makes: 1 portion

  • 200 g noodle (cru)
  • 20 g butter without salt
  • 40 g garlic (chopped, about 10 cloves)
  • 10 g oyster sauce
  • 5 g shoyu (soy sauce)
  • 5 g fish sauce (pla ra; Thai nam pla)
  • 20 g Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 100 g water
  • ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
  • fresh chives (August)
Use the quantities in units of measurement in weight and volume when present. The measures in cups/spoons are just one system courtesy e less accurate .

1 cup: 250mL | 1 tablespoon: 15mL.

  • Cook the pasta of your choice according to the package instructions.
  • Saute chopped garlic with butter, but without letting it brown over medium-low heat, about 2 minutes.
  • Add oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce and mix very well.
  • Add cooked pasta and mix.
  • Add grated parmesan, water, black pepper (if using) and mix well.
  • Serve with more grated parmesan and fresh chives.

  • Quantities: despite the amounts described, add more or less of the ingredients to suit your taste.
  • Oyster and fish sauce: they are sold in an Asian product store.

Portion: 100g | Calories: 963kcal (48%) | Carbohydrates: 165g (55%) | Protein: 39g (78%) | Fat: 23g (35%) | Saturated fat: 14g (88%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monosaturated Fat: 6g | Trans fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg (19%) | Sodium: 2,858mg (124%) | Potassium: 729mg (21%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin A: 660IU (13%) | Vitamin B2: 0mg (24%) | Vitamin C: 13mg (16%) | Calcium: 394mg (39%) | Ferro: 6mg (33%)

Nutritional information is just a courtesy of the system and generated automatically; may not reflect the nutritional reality of the recipe.