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Best Shrimp Noodle Stir Fry Recipe | The Only Recipe You’ll Need

Aromatic & best tasting shrimp noodle stir fry…

Who doesn’t like noodle stir fry??? Noodle stir fry is one of my favorite dishes that can be whipped up pretty easily & can be made in however way we want. I love shrimp noodles better than chicken.

Every time I make noodle stir fry, I improvise my own recipe by adding different sauces, herbs, noodles, etc. I’ve finally settled on this version that’s approved by my taste buds & is the best-tasting noodle stir fry.

A few tips to make the noodle stir fry aromatic & tasty:

  • Add fresh sweet Thai basil, stir fry till aromatic along with ginger & garlic for a few minutes. If you don’t have Thai basil, regular basil leaves can also be added.
  • Add dark soy sauce, which imparts a nice vibrant brown color.
  • Add pure sesame oil, will greatly enhance the aroma & flavor.
  • The sauce mix that I’ve added is a mix of soy sauce, dark sauce & hoisin sauce.
  • For heat, sambal oelek can be added or chili powder/chili paste can also be added.

Best Shrimp Noodle Stir Fry Recipe | The Only Recipe You'll Need
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 5 people
For seasoning shrimp
  • Shrimp, devined- 20
  • Paprika- ½ tsp (optional)
  • Garlic powder- ¼ tsp
  • Ground black pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
For stir frying
  • Sesame oil- 2 tbsp
  • Garlic, thinly sliced- 2 cloves
  • Ginger, thinly sliced- 2 inch slice
  • Sweet Thai basil or regular basil- 15 leaves
  • Onions, sliced thin- 1
  • Cabbage, sliced thin- 1 cup
  • Green pepper, sliced thin- 1
  • Carrot, sliced thin- 1
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium- 3 tbsp
  • Dark soy sauce- ½ tbsp
  • Hoisin sauce- 2 tbsp
  • Sambal Oelek or ground chili paste- 2 tsp
  • Noodles, cooked- 4 cups, egg noodles or chow mein (200 g)
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  • Sesame oil- 1 tsp
  1. I've taken Argentanian red shrimp, this is the best tasting shrimp.
  2. Shell the shrimp & remove the veins as well.
  3. In a bowl, add the seasoning to the shrimp & combine well. Adding paprika is optional.
  4. Let marinate for 10 minutes.
  5. I've taken egg noodles, chow mein noodles can be used.
  6. Fill ¾ th of a saucepan with water, cook over medium heat. Let the water warm up, season with ½ tsp salt & add the noodles, cook till noodles turn slightly soft. Avoid over cooking the noodles, will turn mushy.
  7. Drain the water, drizzle ½ tsp sesame oil over the noodles, combine well & keep it aside.
  8. Place a wok over medium heat, add 1 tbsp sesame oil.
  9. Place the marinated shrimp, pan fry for a few minutes till the shrimp has cooked through.
  10. Transfer to a plate & keep aside.
  11. In the same wok, add 1 tbsp more sesame oil.
  12. Add ginger & garlic, stir fry for 2 minutes.
  13. Add the basil, stir fry till aromatic & ginger-garlic turns golden brown in color.
  14. Add the onion & mixed veggies, stir fry over high heat for a few minutes till veggies have turned soft.
  15. I like to stir fry till the veggies start to turn light golden brown. Tastes better.
  16. Add all the sauces & sambal oelek.
  17. Use low sodium soy sauce, regualr soy sauce is very salty.
  18. Sambal oelek is used in Thai cuisine, it's basically ground chili paste.
  19. If you don't have sambal oelek, add ground black pepper or red chili paste or even chili powder for the heat.
  20. Stir fry for 3 minutes.
  21. Add the pan fried shrimp, stir fry for 3 minutes.
  22. Add the cooked noodles, stir fry over high heat for a few minutes.
  23. If it's dry, add a tbsp more soy sauce & stir fry.
  24. Granish with chopped cilantro.
  25. Finally, add a tsp of pure sesame oil & combine well; stir fry for a minute.
  26. Remove the wok from the heat, keep covered for a few minutes.
  27. Serve on a plate, garnish with basil leaves & enjoy.
  28. This is the best tasting & aromatic shrimip noodle stir fry.
Shrimp can be replaced with chicken: boneless chicken breast or thighs.
Shrimp noodle stir fry tastes better than chicken.




Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...