Garlic Noodles {recipe}

Try this copycat recipe for Garlic Noodles – just like at Crustacean Restaurant in L.A.

One of my favorite things about traveling with my mom and sisters is that we make most of our stops all about the good eats. Shows like the “best thing I ever ate” have helped in our site seeing or should I say “site tasting”. 😉 Really it’s my sister Shauna, she’s the one who finds the best food for us. It’s all about the research before the trip.

A year ago, they took a girls trip to L.A. and I wasn’t able to join them because I was on a different trip at the same time. When they got home I heard all about the Garlic Noodles from Crustacean. Luckily they found a copycat recipe, so I could try it out. I made them the other night, and they were a hit! My family loved them.

Garlic Noodles Recipe {just like Crustacean}

1 pound Asian style egg noodles (I just used spaghetti – it worked great)
4 tablespoons butter
6 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed (I used minced – I have a great mincer)
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 teaspoons fish sauce
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Cook noodles as directed in package and set aside. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat then add garlic and saute for 5 minutes. You want to infuse the butter with garlic but do not want to brown the because it will get bitter. Adjust heat if you need.

*recipe adapted from CDkitchen

Take the garlic out. Add fish sauce and oyster sauce to the butter, stir and mix. Add cooked noodles and parmesan cheese and toss.

They are really good! You could add shrimp and a side salad here too, and make it more of a complete meal. Yum!

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  1. Laurel says

    I tried making a recipe with fish sauce once and I thought I was going to toss my cookies. I had to toss the entire thing out because it smelled so bad. Did I get a bad bottle or something? I’ve avoided every Asian recipe that lists it ever since.

    • Roxanna says

      No, that’s how it actually smells! 😀
      It’s reeally strong, and REALLY fishy. In recipes, it *should* blend in, and just give a rich, savory taste, but everyone’s palate is different. I think the same thing, though, everytime I open my bottle to use it.

    • says

      Hi Laurel! 

      I know what you mean, fish sauce is not for everyone. I like it. I’ve used for this recipe and for Thai Spring Rolls (recipe under the recipe tab). 

      You probably didn’t get a bad bottle. You COULD try this recipe without it. It’s worth a shot. 

  2. says

    yum! this garlicky goodness sounds right up our alley, i have so many main/protein recipes but need good side dishes, so I’m going to give this a try – thanks for sharing!!!

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