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Fried Noodles with Beansprouts and Asparagus

asparagusSoft, fried noodles make a great contrast to crisp beansprouts and fresh asparagus. This is a simple, quick, satisfying, great looking, and cheap recipe. I had soy sauce and vegetable oil; the remainder of the ingredients cost me less than €6 (Lidl and SuperValu).

Use the vegetables you have: I only bought 100g asparagus but I would have happily added more. I had a fresh 300g packet of beansprouts so I used as much of them as I could, rather than chuck them out.

This will serve four: adjust accordingly.


  • 3-4 blocks dried egg (or glass) noodles
  • 100-200g asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Fresh beansprouts (about 150g or whatever you have)
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3-4 tbsps soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps sesame or vegetable oil


  • Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions.
  • Heat the oil in the wok until smoking hot.
  • Add the onion, garlic, and ginger, and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the asparagus, stir-fry for another 2 minutes
  • Add the noodles and beansprouts and stir-fry for 2 minutes
  • Stir in the spring onions and soy sauce, stir-fry for one minute, and serve.

One Comment

  1. Add a little Chinese five spice to this dish and it lifts it to another level