Hakka Noodles

04 Oct

For a generation of Indian kids (raised in the 80s / 90s), noodles are synonymous to Maggi and we look no further. Slowly but steadily, Maggi & noodles became comfort food, especially when I lived away from home. But this is the time, when I also explored the plethora of dishes from the Indian-Chinese cuisine. Noodles are a mainstay in any Chinese food (be it the traditional or the Indian Chinese kind); Hakka Noodles is a perfect fusion of Indian and Chinese cuisine – cooked in Chinese style to suit the Indian taste bud.

First cook a small pack of plain rice noodles as per the instruction. After cooking the noodles, run it under cold water and keep it aside.

1″ Ginger – chopped
Garlic – 2 cloves chopped
1 onion – sliced
2 cups of sliced veggies (cabbage, capsicum, carrot, french beans)
1/2 cup of Edamame
1-2 Tsp Soy Sauce
1 Tsp Chilli (Hot) Sauce
1 Tsp Tomato Ketchup

In a wok, add a tsp of oil, followed by ginger, garlic & onion. When the onions are translucent, add the veggies & Edamame and saute them in high heat for about 5 minutes. It is fine to cook the veggies for less than 5 minutes – they should sweat but remain crunchy – but ensure you do not over-cook them.

Now add all the sauces (soy sauce, ketchup & chilli sauce) and saute well for another minute or two. Then, add the cooked noodles to the wok and mix it well together.

Now, there’s your noodles!


Posted by on October 4, 2010 in Cooking, Desi Chinese


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8 responses to “Hakka Noodles

  1. utbtkids

    October 4, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    I am so making it ASAP.
    The Indo chinese drool drool drool.

  2. Happy Cook

    October 4, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    This is my favourite noodles and your looks so so good.

  3. Thanuja

    October 5, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Thanks for posting this – i shld try this sometime soon.

    No worries… Let me know how it turns out. – A-kay

  4. Pallavi

    October 7, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    I used to love hakka noodles 🙂 Will try it out sometime!

  5. shy

    October 8, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    you are toppling my grocery list Akay!

    Infact could not wait till my normal grocery day, ie saturday. On thursday it self went and got chowmein. Join us for saturday lunch…will throw in some shrimp !

    thanks akay

    He he he… You can probably throw in scrambled egg too, I guess. How did it turn out? – A-kay

  6. shy

    October 11, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    I used frozen veggies. lunch ready in 8mts. we all finished it no time..bit of leftover which missy daughter kept, is packed for me-one weekday lunch..

    easy recipe..bring on more like this( just for me):)

    thanks for the delicious lunch akay.

  7. Saumya

    October 20, 2010 at 8:55 AM

    Ohh…I love hakka noodles 🙂

    • A-kay

      October 20, 2010 at 2:20 PM

      It is such a comfort food, isn’t it? Hard not to love it 🙂


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