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Tainan Noodles Recipe
5 from 9 votes

Tainan Noodles

A flavorful Chinese noodle dish made with simple ingredients and seasonings. This Asian comfort food, Tainan noodles recipe is the perfect last-minute recipe idea on busy nights or when you are not in the mood for cooking.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2
Calories 207 kcal


  • 3 oz noodles, (Lo-mein style noodles, thin noodles or Spaghetti)
  • ¾ - 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • 2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • salt and pepper, (to taste)

Optional Toppings:

  • chopped green onions


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions.
    Note: If you are going to use dried pasta, be sure to add about ¼ teaspoon of baking soda per quart of water when cooking the pasta.
  • In a medium-size bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil.
  • Drain the noodles and transfer to a bowl. Toss to coat the noodles with sauce. Taste and adjust the ingredients or use salt/pepper as needed.
    Let the noodles soak in the soy sauce and absorb those wonderful flavors for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve with chopped green onions or any toppings of your choice. Enjoy!


If more soy sauce is needed, add by small increments of 1 teaspoon at a time. To add saltiness to the dish, just add a small amount of salt. Do not go overboard with soy sauce or all you’ll taste is soy sauce.
If more sugar is needed, add by small increments of ¼ teaspoon at a time.


Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 882mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Simple Sesame Noodles, Student Noodles, Tainan Noodles
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